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Single origin Ecuadorian, 60% organic chocolate with organic freeze dried raspberry pieces. That's all!
Organic, Fairtrade and vegan certified.
60% cocoa containing chocolate and organic freeze-dried raspberry pieces. A very simple product. As far as the cocoa percentage goes, it is on the lower end of the 'dark' spectrum; this means that while it has a slight bitterness to it, there is still a large amount of sweetness to the flavour. If you have tried any of the ViBERi range of freeze-dried fruits, you would know that the freeze-dried fruits often maintain their shape, so the change in shape during the drying process occurs internally, creating an empty shell that crunches when you bite into it.
So together, we have a rich chocolate bar, that has a small amount of bitterness, filled with little zingy crunchy raspberry pieces full of intense fruity flavour. An overall rich and sweet experience. The bars themselves are quite thin, which is good as the dark chocolate can be overwhelming if there is too much in the mouth at once, so it allows better portion control.
A product that I very much enjoyed nibbling on, just taking small bites and rolling it around the mouth, spreading the rich flavours around, waiting for the intermittent intense bursts of raspberry.
I'm not one to really experiment with things, as I am a simple man. If it requires too many ingredients I don't bother making it, so my pantry is often very much empty as each ingredient is allocated to a specific meal. But I thought I would see how well the product worked with other sweet products. I chose to try it as a topping to the Puhoi Valley Divine Berries pot of yoghurt; a rich, plain yoghurt, with a blueberries and blackcurrant sauce on top. the bar grated very easily, and required a surprisingly small amount of chocolate to completely cover the top of the yoghurt. Combined with the berry sauce, the flavours were overpowering, but once I got through to the plain chocolate, it created a lovely flavour profile.
But I much prefer it as a chocolate bar. It doesn't need to be used for more than that. The strength of the flavour allows me to nibble on it slowly, instead of chowing down on the whole bar (which I have done in the past to an entire cashew Cadbury kingsize bar before). There is enough sweetness to combat the bitterness from the cocoa, and the size, while tiny, is more than suitable for a single serving.
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