I happen to first stumble upon the Kayer all natural chocolate bars about six months ago, when I was just browsing around, in a cute little grocery store that specialized in all sorts of imported products. I have never seen or heard anything about this company prior to. All of their products are organic, gluten-free, and low on the glycemic index (35), meaning that individuals who suffer from diabetes can indulge. Oh yes, it is safe. Okay, do not go out and eat a whole box now, just take it easy, real easy, just relax, and breathe. Yes, this product is a 35 on the glycemic index, double extra points for that. I immediately decided to purchase a few of these chocolate bars at that time, and was pleasantly surprised as to how delicious they all are. This particular one is absolutely is delightful. To top it off, the ingredient list is amazing, everything is natural, horrayyyy. Review time…The orange truffle bar is lovely, light in consistency, and makes you feel very cheerful for some odd reason. The melting is superb, smooth, and creamy. The orange flavour is subtle, and yet just right, as it does not overpower the quality of cacao, and leaves just a trace of the flavour lingering behind. The aftertaste is satisfying and superlative, a bit of bitterness but just enough that it is tolerable, incorporated with a touch of sweetness to balance it all out. The flavour is sophisticated, good enough to share with friends in a little Italian piazza, perhaps while drinking a hot macchiato. The Kayer Dark Chocolate Orange Truffle Bar will not disappoint. Go ahead, and guiltlessly spoil your little taste buds.
Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Liquor, Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Orange Flavour, Organic Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Natural Flavours, Organic Vanilla Extract. Shell made with 60% Cocoa Solids.
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
Yet another David’s Tea chocolate review but this time, with a so called ingredient as “blueberry jam.” That really peaks my interest. I wonder if I could try to duplicate this recipe on my own, or perhaps, make it even better. Chocolate with jam, I am having yummy envisions already. I will give it a try and let you all know the outcome. The possibilities are endless with the choice of fruit in the form of jam, dropped like a bomb in decadent chocolate. It already sounds delicious. Seriously, David’s Tea is really outdoing itself with these chocolate mixes. I wonder what’s next. Okay, on to the review, let’s skip the small talk today shall we? The dark chocolate in the bar is not of particularly great quality. It melts ever so slowly, has a very disturbing bitter taste during the melting and left over chocolate residue. The percentage of dark chocolate included in this bar is not even listed. It must be top secret, shhhhhhh! I assume that this information is lacking due to the fact that the amount is so miniscule, and yet this bar is being sold for an arm-and-a- leg. There is no justification for that price, if at least the amount of dark chocolate is not listed. I am also not impressed with the faint blueberry taste as it is just repulsive. The “blueberry jam” is actually a tea mixed with black tea, currants, blueberries, elderberries, and cornflower. This concoction is then added to the chocolate so the title can then claim “blueberry jam.” Okay then!!! The aftertaste is so bitter that I just ordered myself some food, strong food as it is needed to take away this fake chocolate with fake fruit aftertaste. I am not impressed. The only positive element is the ingredient list as it seems to be all food-based. Most points earned for the rating will derive solely from the ingredients, otherwise, I would have rated this chocolate bar down to the multiple zeros.
Ingredients: Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Blueberry Jam Tea (Black Tea, Currants, Blueberries, Elderberries, Cornflower, Stevia Extract, Natural Flavours), Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 1.5 / 5.0
I love green tea, and I usually buy my Gyokuro mainly from David’s Tea as I think that their quality is absolutely exceptional. It is just perfect for my palate, very earthy and refreshing. Green Tea is by far my favourite kind of tea or even beverage to drink. Every single time that I purchase herbal teas, especially fruity ones, it just does not seem to work for me. I loooove fruit in general but not in tea form. I do appreciate peppermint and chamomile but that is pretty much it. What I do enjoy is to make iced tea with my herbals. Now that is a drink that I thoroughly welcome, especially in the hot, summer months when water is overall the best thirst quencher but at times, I want a little sweetness added to my water. That is when the iced teas are fantastic. As you all know, I am not a big fan of many sweeteners in general. When I make my iced tea, I sweeten it with fruits such as blueberries, raspberries or whatever I desire at that time. When I was browsing through David’s Tea shop last, I happen to notice that they now carry chocolate bars, very interesting chocolate bars might I add. Matcha Matsu, “wow,” I was very impressed. Even the packaging resembles matcha green tea. I have never had anything close to this flavour before, and I was very excited to take it home to review and rate. Firstly, I must admit that this chocolate bar does taste very much like matcha green tea. It is super earthy to the point where one would think that there is a load of wheat grass mixed with the cocoa butter it. I cannot complain there as it did promise to deliver matcha green tea due to its very interesting title and it was a success in that area. The melting action is moderate, kind of stale at times though. What I am left with is a bitter aftertaste which is not really appreciated, especially when it is in conjunction with the “pound” of sugar that is dropped. This bar is incredibly sweet, how can that be? Perhaps David’s Tea had to add that much sugar in order to balance out the matcha green tea but I think that it is completely overdone. On the bright side, the ingredient list is positive and nothing artificial with a long chemical name is added. Extra points there. Overall, I would not be purchasing this White Chocolate with Matcha Matsu any time soon. I think that I will just stick to my Gyokuro Green Tea, it never seems to disappoint.
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Matcha Green Tea, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 2.1 / 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.