BUTTER PISTACHIO MARSHMALLOWSRead Now
Okay, let's try this review once again. I made my first attempt on writing a review about these marshmallows on March 23, 2015. You can read this post if you go back on my timeline. The marshmallows were unfortunately stale, and it would not have been reasonable to make a fair judgement. I managed to successfully exchange the marshmallows. The girl behind the counter at Butter Baked Goods was very friendly, and she gave me a replacement immediately, no questions asked. She also took all of the "older" pistachio marshmallows off the shelf, and at once, disposed of them. Wow, great service. I was impressed. I have since been making weekly trips to Butter as their latte and mocha beverages are amazing. The atmosphere is not too shabby as well. The café looks like it came off an Alice in Wonderland movie set. Too adorable and sooooo girly. I love it. Okay, off to the review now. The marshmallows eaten on their own, as though they are some sort of a candy, sends no positive impressions on me. What is all of this hype? I do not perceive these marshmallows any different from the ones that you purchase at the supermarket at a much more affordable price. Butter marshmallows - they will break your piggy bank at $8.00 per small bag. I find that a bit exaggerated if you must know. The only taste variation is the fact that the Butter marshmallows are flavoured with all sorts of fancy ingredients, and the average marshmallows are not. Oh, I almost forgot, at the least though, the packaging is cute. This would make an amazing “sorry” or “I love you” gift. Let’s not forget the “you are my best friend” gift. You get the point. In order to give these little, mushy marshmallow guys a fair review, I dunked them in hot milk mixed with chocolate powder. They stayed afloat for about 5 minutes before completely submerging. I must admit though, that the marshmallows taste much better with the milk as opposed to eaten just like that. I guess that is their intention the whole time anyways. Who would want to eat marshmallows on their own? Let me know in the comment box below please. There must be a whole “marshmallow eating club” that truly enjoys many variations of these spongy edibles. I do acknowledge that with the preparation of hot milk, the marshmallows are right at home. They taste fantastic, and the milk becomes super creamy with a tinge of pistachio taste. The sugar content in the marshmallows is not overwhelming, just subtle enough to sweeten and give taste to this hot beverage. I am impressed.
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Water, Gelatin, Vanilla, Salt, Pistachio
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 3.2 / 5.0
Mousse au Chocolat once again. I just completed the Mousse au Chocolat for the White version, and this is basically the same except, it is a hazelnut flavour instead. I must admit though, it does taste a little, tiny, tiny bit better, but the ingredient list is still disappointing. It is rich and creamy, usually a good sign for a chocolate bar right? In this case though, I will have to forgo that phrase. I feel like I gain a pound every time I look at this mousse chocolate bar, and that is mainly due to all of the artificial ingredients, and artery clogging oils added. I am not impressed with this line from Lindt. I would have expected much better. Once again, this mousse bar is just too much in every aspect you can possibly imagine, including a huge SUGAR attack. The hazelnuts are halfway down the ingredient list. It is usually an indication that there are perhaps just a few added for the flavour. Why did Lindt come up with this mediocre line of chocolates? Enlighten me please!!!
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk Ingredients, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hazelnuts, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Soya Lecithin, Polyglycerol, Polycrinoleate, Barley Malt Extract, Artificial Flavour
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 1.4 / 5.0
Mousse au Chocolat, I assume that this means mousse of chocolate in English? Enlighten me you French speaking people out there, conversing in one of the most beautiful languages of all time. This I believe, is the first white chocolate review that I have done so far, and it is by chance that I happened to have picked a Lindt. Their chocolates usually do not disappoint. In this case though, it does. As you may all know, white chocolate happens to have a ton of sugar, and from the ingredient list below, it is the first item on the list. It actually does not have any cocoa, just cocoa butter to retain the smoothness of the chocolate. I am also not a huge fan of the hydrogenated vegetable and palm oil that is added to this creation. A gigantic NO NO. Yes, this white mousse bar is smooth, as Lindt is very well known for however, it is not favourable here. Quite the contrary, the bar is oily, and much too rich. I can literally taste the thickness of the oil. Also, the sugar intoxication is overwhelming. Oh my, oh my. I have to go and play tennis for hours in order to let the mousse seep out of my pores. Also, the aftertaste is devastating, as though an individual took every possible sugar that he/she can find, mixed it all up, and stuffed spoonful's in his/her mouth. No, no, no. I do appreciate some aspects of this chocolate bar though, such as, hmmmmmmm, okay, here it is, the packaging. Very pretty and the white background with the gold embedded company name is very appetizing. I am sorry, I really tried to take pleasure from this mousse bar, but we just did not click.
Ingredients: Sugar, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Butter, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Almonds, Soya Lecithin, Artificial Flavour, Natural Flavour, Vanilla Extract
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 1.3 / 5.0
Well, well, well, what do we have here? The King of All, the darkest dark chocolate ever. Seriously, 99%? Wow. It is an absolute-absolu noir. Can you tell that I am a bit excited? Hello lover!!! The bar is exceptionally thin, and quite pricey for the quantity that is in the packaging. A few squares are not enough to devour, especially if you want to reap the health benefits, ANTIOXIDANT city. Whenever I get my hands on this high content cacao bar, I feel healthier already, and once I actually indulge, I feel like Popeye. Energetic, alert, excited, and this pushes me to get many things done. I am like an Energizer Bunny, keeps going and going. Oh, the extra protection from the sun is a bonus due to the high content of cacao. I am not even including the health benefits such as lowering blood sugar levels, yes it does, due to its very low sweetener content. Also, healthy heart benefits; lowers cholesterol; and gets the circulation going, bring it all on. Let's do the review now, shall we. In order to truly enjoy this concoction, an individual has to build up his/her taste buds to this high content of cacao, otherwise, it will be perceived as quite bitter if you are coming from a milk chocolate eating background. This is a very acquired taste which takes time to adjust to. I love how Lindt manages to retain the smoothness of the chocolate due to the cocoa butter which they managed to include, even in the 99% dark bar. There is no sandy, grainy jolt of any kind, just a creamy consistency. Also, I am a bit shocked that the aftertaste is not as bitter as I would have assumed. It is just the right amount to make you come back for more. I paired this with a latte, and it is fantastic. What a treat. Warning: take your time to get accustomed to dark chocolate, but once there, you will truly enjoy all the benefits that it has to offer. No turning back. I love milk chocolate in general, however, I truly appreciate the dark chocolate. It takes much more artistic abilities to be able to turn a raw cacao bean without much sugar into something that is not repulsive and outright tart but instead exquisite. That is what I call craftsmanship.
Ingredients: Cacao Solids: 99% Minimum, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Brown Sugar
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
BETA 5 HAZELNUT PRALINE EGGRead Now
I purchased this chocolate egg at Whole foods as it looked completely unique. I have never seen anything like it. I would have thought that it was sent by a spaceship from year 2050. Seriously. The inside of the egg is also super neat and hollow, except for the fact that there are almonds, hazelnuts, and flour flakes stuck to the walls of the chocolate. Look wise, this praline egg receives a 5.0 / 5.0, however, I cannot give the same rating for the taste. The chocolate has no wow factor. It is not overly sweet - two stars for that but, there is a faint bitter aftertaste - boo hoo. The hazelnuts and almonds are visible, but do not take up a huge chunk of the taste. How odd! That is unfortunate. I do though, appreciate the 63% dark chocolate for a bit of antioxidant action but, the aim should have been at least 70%. That is the minimum amount of cocoa needed for optimum health when it comes to chocolate. Sugar is still added to the 63% dark cocoa, and will contribute an extra few pounds. Considering the fact that I purchased this chocolate egg from an organic market, I would have anticipated a much fussier selection with their merchandise. The ingredient list contains zero organics, and there are quite a few items that I would have not expected to be included in the first place. Would I re-purchase this hazelnut praline egg, probably not. However, next time that I do entertain, this chocolate egg will definitely be included in my centerpiece. It will certainly stir up a conversation.
Ingredients: Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Cane Sugar, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Whole Milk Powder, Flour, Butter, Skim Milk Powder, Barley Malt, Salt, Canola Lecithin, Bourbon Vanilla Pad.
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 2.3 / 5.0
Easter came and went this year, ever so quickly, and these adorable, little, blue eggs are just one of the items that I purchased to test out, and eat of course. By the way, they do taste as good as they look. I initially thought that these Robin eggs would have a hard shell that do eventually melt. You do get that feeling, but only after it mixes with the heat of your mouth. These are the softest and smoothest Easter eggs that I have ever tasted. "The form-5 beta crystal structure is the most stable form of cocoa butter crystallization, created through the controlled melting and subsequent cooling of liquid chocolate giving our chocolate it's brilliant shine and crisp snap", according to the Beta 5 company. I completely agree. Each egg is composed of a 63% dark chocolate shell. Once you devour into the middle of the egg, it is complete bliss, a huge peanut butter infestation. Yum. Please note everybody, I meant to say "organic" peanut butter infestation. Do ya know what I'm sayin'.... Are you down with this.... Seriously, it is delicious. Smoothness + chocolate + peanut butter with ingredients that you can actually pronounce = Sacred!
Ingredients: Organic Peanuts, Icing Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Cane Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Sea Salt, Canola Lecithin, Bourbon Vanilla Pod, Natural Color
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
My name is Soriah and I am an enormous lover of fine chocolates. I enjoy strolling through charming towns and by chance, finding a little, delightful chocolate gem hidden in the corner, offering bon bons that are ready to be just devoured.