I was seriously looking for this one as I thoroughly enjoyed the Valrhona Caraibe 66% Cacao Dark Chocolate I tasted the other week. The problem is that I’ve just endured some horrible chocolate including Hershey’s Kissables so I think my taste buds may be shot to bids with all that sugar.
I must admit Valrhona do do fantastic packaging and it just makes you think that the chocolate inside is going to be gorgeous and smooth. However, when I first opened up the foil the aroma did remind me of Cadbury and I know, I’m ashamed to admit it. My friends at Chocolate Trading Company where I bought it from are likely to give me a good slap! Thankfully it tasted different. The flavour is slightly nutty but very buttery. It’s smooth and delicate but not as refined as its dark chocolate siblings.
The cocoa originates from Ecuador and gives a very mild flavour with a very distinct undertone of malt and if you wanted to introduce someone who loves Cadbury chocolate into the world of fine chocolate then this is a good starting point.
Taste: 60% – it was a bit mild for me, but it is a fine milk chocolate for the masses
Texture: 60% – very buttery and smooth
Price: 60% – at £2.95 its not cheap, but its worth trying.
Overall: 60% – worth getting if you want to try a milk chocolate from one of the World’s best chocolate producers.
If the Valrhona Jivara Fine Milk Chocolate Bar was a song it would be: “Melt In Your Mouth” by Johnny “J”.
You can get the new version of this chocolate here.
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