Devnaa Dark Chocolate With Almonds and Honey Bar

Devnaa Dark Chocolate With Almonds

Should all chocolate bars offer a riot of flavour? Is a jamboree of flavour still valid? I would say so. A Beschle, Chapon or Amano might be the best chocolate on the face of the planet, but when will ordinary people pay £8-£11 for a bar of chocolate? Now I have no idea how much these new chocolate bars from Devnaa cost, but I’d certainly say they’re suited to the £2.99 / £3.50 sort of range and they do offer a very enjoyable chocolate experience.

Devnaa has one of the brands I like the most in the chocolate world. It’s sleek, stylish and reflects the heritage of the people behind it: Jay and Roopa Rawal so you’d expect me to like the wrapping with this new range of chocolate bars – and I do. It really imparts their Indian roots and gives a brief introduction into what they’re about whilst portraying that air of quality. If I hadn’t of been sent this bar to review and I saw it on a shop shelf I’d certainly buy it.

Devnaa Dark Chocolate With Almonds

Another thing that’d make me buy the bar is the ingredients. I just love almonds and honey, but the two together is a very special combination. At first I couldn’t understand the cocoa content at being only 60% but when you actually work through the bar you can realise why it’s at the sweeter, less intense range; and that’s because any more of a robust flavour just wouldn’t work with the sweetness of the honey.

I’ve far from being an expert at Indian sweets, when I go out for an Indian meal I never make it to pudding; and the menus normally just offer English fare anyway. But I do pick up an aniseed flavour here and a general herby tone. I know it comes from the mellow flavours of the almond and the honey, but I really do get an Indian context from it.

Devnaa Dark Chocolate With Almonds

At first I wasn’t too inspired by the bar. Whilst I know it may not be competing with the bean-to-bar producers, it really is incredibly moorish and is very much a Sunday afternoon bar of chocolate that you’ll munch whilst watching an episode of Colombo. In fact, it’s turning into a Friday early evening bar as it’s almost disappeared!

This bar is very much for people that want to step away from the traditional brands and try something different. It may be too sweet for those that love seriously dark chocolate, but for those on the milk and dark chocolate cusp then give it a go!

Rating:
  • Taste: 70% – you’ll find yourself getting to the end of the bar and wanting more
  • Texture: 75% – do you know what? I didn’t really notice it as I was thinking too much of the flavour! Going back and trying a bit I did like the variable texture with the almond pieces
  • Appearance: 75% – very attractive with nice packaging with nice big squares with their logo on
  • Nutritional Information: 70% – good amount of information with percentages of the main ingredients.
  • Price: n/a – I don’t know the price
  • Overall: 72.5% – definitely worth trying.

Where To Buy The Devnaa Dark Chocolate With Almonds and Honey Bar
  • Devnaa – hopefully online soon

Nutritional Information:
  • Ingredients: Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, almonds (8.6%), honey (5.2%), emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla.
  • Minimum 60% cocoa solids
  • Contains milk, nuts and soya

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