Oddly enough today is the last day of both National Chocolate Week and of National Curry Week so when better, I ask you, than to write about, ta da ...
I kid you not, I saw this mentioned on Twitter a few days ago and made a comment of some sort – I think I may have said “you buggers!”, and shortly afterwards was offered an opportunity to try a sample. After my happy acceptance I received a message saying ...
3 flavours of choccy have left the building. Don't worry they are all barking mad
but do work, enjoy!
I was a bit nervous but like the staunch foodie I am gave them my best shot!
With each flavour I put a bit in my mouth (did you guess?), closed my eyes and concentrated on the texture and flavour as per the chocolate tasting instructions given by the Independent Newspaper here. The only thing I didn't do was try tasting with others as this sort of interesting, exciting food is really not my real man’s sort of thing. Luckily.
The chocolate in all three bars is lovely high quality Belgian chocolate and melts smoothly and lusciously in the mouth.
Pina Colada – the most normal of the three
As the chocolate melted I immediately thought "Rum" (mind you I often do!!) which was followed by a pleasant fruity taste, I couldn't quite identify coconut and pineapple (the other pina colada ingredients) but the overall effect was a bit tropical and certainly very pleasant.
I’m afraid I don’t like bubblegum and I didn’t really like this but I didn't chicken out. I think that it is pretty true to the taste I remember as a child and if you like bubblegum then maybe this is for you!
This was gorgeous – honestly! A very orangey start with a hot spicy curry finish which sounds incongruous and wrong but certainly isn't. It contains cumin, coriander, paprika, onion, salt, chilli, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, bay leaves, turmeric, garlic, ginger and black pepper no less and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
These surprising chocolate are made by Choc Amor award winning chocolatiers with tea rooms, The Chocolate Rooms, at Tarleton in Lancashire. They also have a shop at Botany Bay and luckily it’s the Botany Bay in Chorley just off the M61 rather than the Australian version. I don’t have a list of their flavours but have read that they include things as chilli & lime, peanut butter, banoffee pie, salt liquorice & lemon meringue. All very good ideas but nothing to rival the lovely Orange Jalfrezi Chocolate
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