I’m just in the mood for some sweet milk chocolate after having a good few stressful days workwise. I need a pick-me-up that’ll drive me on into next week and this milk chocolate bar from Thorntons made with cacao from Haiti does the job splendidly. But the wonderful thing about chocolate is that it has the power to transform lives. In this country the media are obsessed with the negative aspect of chocolate in that people are almost force-fed poor quality confectionary that makes them fat. Too little of the media’s attention is focused on the benefits of our chocolate consumption – and that’s how many communities in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean depend on our craving for this ancient treat to sustain their families. There are very few nations at the moment as needy as Haiti. The country has been devastated, and even after a year has passed, nothing much, it would seem, has changed.
Save The Children are working hard combatting the obstacles put in their way to improve and save the lives of the children in Haiti that can’t fend for themselves. And that’s great why Thorntons have teamed up with the charity to give 91p of the £1.79 sale price – that’s over half. So next time you’re in your local high street or shopping centre, pop in and buy a bar – regardless of what I think about how it tastes.
No, actually buy it because it’s a fantastic bar of milk chocolate! I actually adore it. The milk chocolate does actually have a great milk powder edge to it, and the very slightest bitterness right at the very edge but that’s more than compensated by the sweet mango inside. I know mango is expensive so there’s not a huge amount of it, but there’s more than enough to impart some chewy texture as well as a fruity characteristic to the flavour.
Along with the Tonka Bar this has to be one of my most favourite bars of chocolate they produce. It’s just so damn addictive! Oh … and it goes great with a cuppa! As such I’m going to have to give it a quick rating of 80%.