Valentine's Day CHOCOLATESRead Now
LINDT LINDOR STRAWBERRY & CREME
The Lindt Lindor Strawberry & Crème is an all-around beautiful creation, from the inside out. The wrapper is sophisticated, and yet playful with the pink tonality of the foil. Once unfolded, I am in awe, a true surprise; white Lindor chocolate awaits. Extra points Lindt, you got me, okay, I will admit, yes, you finally did a good number on me, he he he! The perfectly rounded ball is full of the very prominent strawberry flavour that the title keeps implying about. Lindt definitely does not let you forget that there is “fruit” in this chocolate, well, it might really only be a tincture in strawberry flavour but who’s counting! To be continued….Melt action is absolutely superb, and I am craving more. Smooth white chocolate with an irresistibly fruity aftertaste. Perfect balance in sweetener. Oh YES, I would repurchase.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 4. 2 / 5.0
Wow, this is truly a variation box galore. If you are indecisive in the so-many options that life has to offer, than this is the chocolate box for you. There is no right or wrong, no perfection, or fault in picking one over the other, just pure goodness. Every single piece of chocolate in the Waterbridge Masterpiece box is beautiful, from the exterior appearance and most of all, the interior (taste). All of the generously sized bon bons have a different filling in the middle. I feel spoiled. Not one of the chocolates disappoint. I would have appreciated if the sweetener was toned down by at least 30%, and the incorporation of cacao butter was thrown in by the pounds however, from under a $10.00 standpoint, this box is hard to beat. Beautiful to look at, with a tasty wonder. YES, I would repurchase.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 4. 6 / 5.0
Despite the fact that the name of these chocolates has always intrigued me, I have never had the desire to reach for this brand when deciding what to purchase for my next review. I finally said yes with their Valentine’s Edition and purchased a box. Well the chocolates are not really catered especially for Valentine’s Day since they did not alter anything from what I have researched, but we will just go along with it. Merci claims that these are Valentine’s Day chocolates, I would differ otherwise, oh well, let’s make peace and call it a day! Each chocolate stick mini bar has a different flavour. Unfortunately, despite the diversity in taste, the chocolates are of low quality.
I found each flavour plain. I could distinguish somewhat amongst them however, they are all mish mashed, intertwined, and not in a good way. These could have been dollar store bought chocolates, and I would not have known the difference. Okay, okay, yes, I would have noticed but not the average person who is calm and sane around chocolates, unlike me! The coffee flavoured stick is particularly bitter, and not in a good “I’ll take my coffee black” type of a way. The milk crème bar tastes stale. The melt is acceptable although, I could not help but continue to think as to how low of quality these chocolates really are. The packaging is pretty to look at, but who cares if the bon bons are disappointing. I am not eating the wrapper, come on now. I would NOT repurchase again.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 1.5 / 5.0
Gorgeously heart-shaped box surrounded by carefully chosen colours catered just for Valentine’s Day. Opening the individually wrapped and elegant bon bon, with black packaging and a hint of white for the branding was a delight. Wrapper is sturdy and tough. There is a shiny sheen to each dome shaped bon bon for an extra classic presentation. The dark chocolate is delicious however, Laura Secord has forgotten to list the % of cacao in her confectionery. Nevertheless, the sweetener is perfectly balanced, hoooray. Melting is slow to begin with, very slow, so so so slow, okay, you get the point yet once it starts, there is no going back. Oh yeah, here it goes, finally, a smooth melt. I am reaching for more. YES, I would repurchase.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
Plain milk chocolate that is actually pleasantly nice. Ohhhhhhhhhh, what an astonishment. Simplicity in taste with a fresh aftertaste. Well-balanced overall. Russel Stover is an extremely affordable brand that also tastes right. This is a perfect example where the price does not reflect the chocolate. Well done Russel Stover. YES, I would repurchase.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
LE GOURMET HEARTS
Let’s just skip this review so that I do not throw in the hundreds of insults sitting and waiting on the tip of my tongue. You know that I usually hold no reservations but at this moment, I do not want to ruin my zenful mediation. “Keep it kind Soriah” is what I tell myself. Just know that I will never, ever, ever, did I say NEVER repurchase again, despite the pretty packaging.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 0.00001 / 5.0
Bolletje Truffle ChocoladeRead Now
Here we are again with a similarity from the preceding post. Truffle chocolates on their best behavior. Oh, but wait, these are not chocolates, they are not creamy, or smooth, or melt incredibly fast. Could the “nuggets” be cookies, biscuits, some sort of a dessert with a crunch? “You bet my chocolates” they are! I must admit, it was kind of disappointing when I first realized the terrible news. I could not stop crying, okay, not exactly but close. I really was expecting truffles, what do I know, greed wins all. I bought these without thinking as you can already imagine. Nevertheless, let’s give these truffles a fair shot and dive into the review. On the exterior, they do resemble “old leather”, richness, sophistication. Nothing smooth and shiny here, just plain outright rigidness. I do like it though as it portrays character. Upon first bite, the chocolate powder on the outside is a bit on the bitter side however, that is quickly forgotten once you crunch that cookie. The chocolate taste is quite prominent, on a pleasant note that is. Despite the fact that this is not an actual chocolate bar but instead a cookie, there is adequate amount of cacao that will make you forget that you were reaching for a chocolate bar in the first place. In addition, the melting action is faster than I would have expected, yes, the biscuit melts as it is airy. Would I repurchase, I am indecisive at this point but ask me again tomorrow!
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 2.9 / 5.0
Ingredients: White Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Arome), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Rapeseed), Low-Fat Cocoa Powder, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sodium Carbonates, Burnt Sugar, Salt, Flavour (Contains Milk), Soy Lecithin
May contain traces of other gluten-containing grains, peanuts, and nuts
Per Portion (25 g)
Amount Daily Value
Fat 5 g 8 %
Saturated 3 g 15 %
Trans 0 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Sodium 80 mg 3 %
Carbohydrate 17 g 6%
Fibre 1 g 4%
Sugars 12 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
chocolade kruidnoten mixRead Now
Hello, my passionate chocolate enthusiasts, how is life treating you, what have you been doing, any interesting places you have been going, spill it! Okay, bonkers, marshmallows, bumble bees, only if you want to. In my defense, the absence from my blog has been due to me preparing for something huge, something bold, something that you will just have to wait to find out. He he he! I am so excited. The announcement will be up within the next couple of weeks so please be on the lookout. In the meantime, this review will have to do. Looky, looky, what do we have here, a Dutch dessert of some kind, with integrated choco of course! Hmmm! Seeing this chocolate mix at my local Cheese shop, with Santa in front obviously made me scratch my head, wondering what is this going to taste like. There was only one way to find out. Two minutes later, I was standing in line, waiting to pay, with the chocolate in hand. When I finally had the opportunity to open the packaging for a “first impression bite”, I will admit that I was completely wrong in terms of what I assumed these little nugget looking bon bons were going to taste like. Guilty as charged since I really did think that this was all chocolate based, inside and out. Oh no, not even close, try a biscuit. You heard me right, this is a mini cookie of enclosed with spice. Let’s start by covering our basis, all three flavours taste exactly the same. Perhaps the dark chocolate covered cookie has a very small variation, for the most part, they are all equal in taste. In addition, I am sorry to be the heartbreaker but there is nothing spectacular here; all in all, it is actually quite mediocre. On the upside, there is a nice spicy crunch upon first bite that eventually disintegrates into a bunch of nothings. The chocolate does leave a delicate aftertaste which left me eager to reach for more. The exterior appearance of each bon bon is very clean looking, with a glossy sheen. It does illustrate scrumptiousness. The packaging is inviting with Santa Claus observing, in an ever so sweet gaze. The backdrop of a little town, waiting and ready to receive their gifts is priceless. Overall, this was a pleasantly subtle surprise. Would I repurchase, probably NOT. The ingredient list says it all.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 2.3 / 5.0
Ingredients: Wheat flour, Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin, Natural Aroma), White chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Soy Lecithin, Natural Aroma). Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Natural Aroma), Sugar, Vegetable Oils (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil), Corn Syrup, Gum Arabic Shellac), Spices (Including Cinnamon), Sodium Hydrogencarbonate, Ammonium Hydrogencarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Salt, Roasted Sugar Syrup, Invert Sugar Syrup, Free-Range Eggs, Caramel
May Contain Traces of Nuts, Peanuts, and Sesame
Affordable but still Savory
This blog page is dedicated to inexpensive chocolates that are continuously, to this day, enjoyed daily by many chocolate lovers out there. I still happily delve my taste buds into a good old-fashioned, so tasty, and yet simple Mr. Goodbar. To top it off, the cost allows for a much "Sweeter" satisfaction on your fuller wallet!