I don’t always get freebies to review, sometimes I put my hand in my pocket and spend my own cash to help you find some of the best chocolate to buy online. The other day I bought four chocolate bars from James Chocolates to see what they’re like. What stood out for me was the unusual combination of ingredients, like this one: Raspberry & Mint Milk.
My problem is that I often don’t look at how much chocolate I get for my money. These bars are only £1.80 a bar. But those bars are about 50g each. I suppose if you’re looking for to buy some chocolate stocking fillers then they’ll be perfect. Also if you’re buying a variety then you could get a wide sample for the same money as buying larger bars.
I was very curious about the combination of flavours. With my first mouthful I wasn’t exactly sure if they worked well together as they completely different. But on reflection (a few more bites) I’ve come to realise that they do work well together, perhaps not as well as other flavours I’ve tried, but it is a very interesting bar indeed.
What I do love about this Raspberry & Mint Milk Chocolate bar is the intense sweetness of the raspberries against the mild 31% milk chocolate. They counter balance each other perfectly and when you add the mint edge into the mix then you get a very well rounded flavoured milk chocolate bar.
Perhaps the photo above makes the chocolate a bit scary. Don’t worry, its not a seen from Alien the movie. Within the package and when you take the chocolate out of it, the bar looks fantastic. So don’t be worried how it’ll look if you’re giving it as a gift.
Taste: 70% – it made a very welcome change to the dark chocolate I’ve been reviewing lately and with the weather being nice and warm it goes well with the last days of summer.
Texture: 75% – the texture of the chocolate was perfectly fine, but I did love the feel of the dried fruit (as I always do)
Appearance: 75% – the bars do look lovely and cute.
Nutritional Information: 65% – there’s sufficient information there as it indicates the cocoa content, that it contains traces of milk and soya and may contain traces of nut.
Price: 70% – at £1.80 they’re not massively cheap or expensive. Just a touch more than I would normally pay, but the quality and originality of the chocolate makes it worth the price.
Overall: 71% – definitely worth trying.
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