Taste Test – Organic Chocolate – a tough job, but someone has to do it!

As a blogger you sometimes get approached to review products, host giveaways or add a link to your sidebar. Some are more relevant and enticing  than others, but when offered the chance to taste test some Green and Black Organic Chocolate from their range, there was NO hesitation.

When the chocolate arrived (8 large bars) I realised I would need some assistance with the task, and a “girls-night-in” at a friend’s house was the perfect opportunity.

The plates ready for tasting

I was helpfully provided with some tasting guidelines, which including allowing it to melt a little in your fingers, to inhale deeply, to hold your nose as you taste it (with your melted chocolatey fingers?!!) and also not to taste  more than 2 squares as you might have “taste fatigue”.

A few followed along with a few of the suggestions, but most dived on in and risked suffering from “taste fatigue”.

I asked the tasters to try to match the taste to the outer wrappings – some were obviously easier to match than others.

Tasting, and more tasting

 Some thinking

A bit more tasting just to be sure


The results:-

Best dark chocolate 70% – although when asked to match the taste to the cocoa content, a half of the dark chocolate lovers thought that this was in fact the 85%

Best Milk Chocolate Creamy – Cocoa content  30%. This was easily idenitfied, and no-one preferred the standard Milk Chocolate.

Best of the rest – other varieties included Cherry (and NO – this cannot count as one of your 5 portions of fruit/veg!), Almond, Butterscotch, White.

OVERALL WINNER – by a mile – Butterscotch

Even the purists who normally prefer the pure unadulterated flavours surprised themselves and chose the Butterscotch

My personal preference – 3rd White, 2nd Creamy Milk and first Butterscotch for me too!!!

So do you have a preference for

There was enough left over for the kids to try too – so here are the results from our own family:

My 12 year old – Either Creamy Milk or the Milk Chocolate

My eight year old – Creamy Milk

My 5 year old – both Butterscotch and White

My husband – Creamy Milk

So what about you – your chocolate of choice?

Be sure to let me know, and I certainly know I will struggle to pass by the Green & Black chocolate next time I am in the supermarket.  I would offer to post you a bar of the chocolate, but unsurprisingly there is none left!

So you will have to take my word for the delicious-ness of it all, or go treat yourself to a bar!

Thanks to Green & Black for providing the opportunity, the chocolate and the tasting guidelines!

To finish, a few quotes about chocolate :-

There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.
Linda Grayson
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!
Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz) 

I have this theory that chocolate slows down the ageing process …..It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?

13 thoughts on “Taste Test – Organic Chocolate – a tough job, but someone has to do it!”

  1. I can’t do chocolate…But my friends and family do it all the time! Your tasting party looks like everyone had a lot of fun! Great idea!

  2. Brenda Susan

    Ok now that sounds like a Ladies Night I could get into! So fun! Dirty, messy work, but somebody’s got to do it!

  3. Oh my Dear Friend, I am NOT feeling left out as my sweet husband bougth me FOUR bars of Lindt. Two are DARK DARK – like the 75% and 85% and the other two are Orange Intense and Sea Salt. The Sea Salt is surprisingly nice. So, I came to your post satiated and I for one won’t be licking the screen here haha!

    The butterscotch does sound intriquing though. I wonder what you will be testing next!

  4. *sulk sulk* nobody sent me any chocolate *sulk sulk* it does look god and what a great way to use it, testing it with your friends

  5. What a fun idea! I love milk chocolate, so the Creamy Milk sounds lovely, but I’m intrigued by the Butterscotch although I’m not a fan of butterscotch candy. But with chocolate, maybe I would like it!

  6. Hilarious! And fun! I love me some dark, dark chocolate. It’s even better if it has a bit of carmel in it. 🙂 It’s great you got the fun of a chocolate taste test with your girls! 🙂

  7. oh janmary…that tasting event seems so exciting!!! i wish i was nearby to be part of it. as for me i love black/dark chocolate.
    thanks so much for sharing!!!

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