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
A bit more tasting just to be sure
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 :-
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?