La Maison Du Chocolat Akosombo 68% Dark Chocolate Bar

La  Maison du Chocolat Akosombo Bar 68%

I might have not liked the buying experience from the time I popped in to buy some chocolate from the La Maison du Chocolat store but I did like the Talamanca Noisettes 37% Milk Chocolate bar I bought from them and I really do like this bar too -but they won’t like what I’m going to compare it to -the Ikea Dark Chocolate.

Akosombo 68% Dark Chocolate Bar From La Maison Du Chocolat

There may not be any similarity in terms of quality, and indeed price as this bar was more than fifteen times the price. But both bars had a caramel note to it. But that’s where the similarities end. The smoothness of this dark chocolate bar is something I haven’t witnessed in quite a while – this may be because I’ve been on a bon bon and truffle chocolate mission recently, but it should still be a compliment.

La maison du chocolat Akosombo dark chocolate

This chocolate just melts with no effort and as it does so, it releases a variety of fruity notes that seem to lift off the tongue. After they’ve hit the roof of your mouth then a second flavour takes over. This flavour is more of a Mellow Birds coffee flavour. There’s also vanilla and caramel in their too. This bar is a complex creature. It’s sleek and sophisticated exterior belies a more intriguing creation inside. My hat off to them.

In the next couple of weeks I’ll be reviewing similar bars from Paul A. Young and the new bars from The Chocolate Café so there’s a good amount to look forward to in the world of plain chocolate.

  • Taste: 90% – I needed a break from acidic dark chocolate from companies such as Pralus and Green & Blacks – this was very welcome.
  • Texture: 90% – I neglected to mention the very crisp break of the chocolate. This was excellent
  • Appearance: 85% – the outer-packaging was great, the inside ok and the rich dark chocolate with their logo embossed looked great
  • Nutritional Information: 70% – there’s enough there, but it was exceptionally difficult to read
  • Price: 70% – at £6 a bar 75g they’re taking the Mickey a bit.
  • Overall: 81% –


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Nutritional Information:

Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier : soy lecithin, natural extract : vanilla. Dark chocolate contains : Cocoa solids 68% minimum. May contain traces of nuts, milk and egg proteins, gluten and peanut.


La Maison Du Chocolat News Item / Factory Tour (In French)

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