It was the lovely Hannah at the Artisan du Chocolat concession in the Trafford Centre who convinced to purchase this box of O Magic chocolate thins, but to be honest I didn’t really know what I was buying as it was a mad dash into the store to pick up their Magic Wands (which were fantastic) and Hannah said these were flying off the shelves – I’m sure she didn’t intend it to be a pun, but looking at what they actually are it’s not surprising why.
In the box there are twenty this of five different varieties: Dark chocolate with mulled spiced red wine jelly, dark chocolate with whisky and cherry jelly, milk chocolate and Champagne jelly, milk chocolate with apple and cider jelly and white chocolate with redcurrant jelly.
That all sounds fantastic, but what people should realise when buying these thins is that they exactly are that. Don’t go expecting them to be as flavourful or powerful as ganaches or truffles. Within each thin there is the slightest sliver of the jelly. The dark chocolate ones are primarily dominated by the flavour of the chocolate and the jelly, for me at least, wasn’t too pronounced, whilst milk chocolate thins suffered a similar fate, however the Champagne and apple & cider jellies certainly did shine through a fair bit more. However, the white chocolate thin with the redcurrant was very much dominated by the chocolate itself with far less emphasis placed on the jelly.
Of course the ingredients were fine quality, they always are when it comes to L’Artisan du Chocolat, but I would have just liked more of the jam – but they probably wouldn’t be thins then.