GODIVA CHOCOLATES – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
I am 100% certain that I have seen this bon bon somewhere before. Ah, yes, an occurrence of a repetition once again. Godiva thought that it would be quickly eaten by all and forgotten, but ohhh no my friends, I do remember, and am sending out a reminder. It has been documented therefore the duplication secret is out. No problem though since this bon bon makes up in the appearance department. It does look so very pretty, quite sophisticated, and a lovely exterior. The milk chocolate shavings that are ever so delicate resemble light snowflakes that have just began to fall. Ohhh, so poetic but that is how I feel when I look at this choco. Upon first bite though, I am surprised. The filling is caramel, and you would think that it would be a sweet-fest but no, there is bitterness to it. Actually, it is completely distasteful. Uhhhhh, the aftertaste is so sour. I cannot believe this. Beautiful on outside but yet so ugly on the inside. This choco cannot get any worse. How deceived I feel. The overall taste is so tart that I perceive it as hostile. I feel cheated, and I cannot seem to get past this initial impression. “Do not judge a book by its cover” as the oldest saying goes!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Glucose Syrup (Wheat), Cream, Hazelnuts, Sorbitol Syrup, Butter Oil (Milk), Sweetened Condensed Milk, Invert Sugar Syrup, Milk, Butter, Water, Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel Palm), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Skim Milk Powder, Natural Flavour, Apple, Raspberries, Wheat Flour, Cocoa Powder, Passion Fruit Juice Concentrate, Salt, Corn Starch, Cinnamon, Malic Acid, Milk Protein, Lactose, Barley Malt Flour, Artificial Flavour, Pectin, Citric Acid
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 0.6 / 5.0
ROGERS’ CHOCOLATES – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
How flawless are you today once again Rogers’, in your show off silver foil! This bon bon is the popular “kid” on the block. Everybody is jealous of it but yet everyone wants to be like it. Need I say more?
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Milk, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate Liquor, Soya Lecithin, Vanilla)
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.9 / 5.0
PURDY’S CHOCOLATIER – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, A BELLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Unfortunately, the company did not disclose this information. I will always wonder why!
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 0.4 / 5.0
LÄDERACH – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
A repetition for Läderach. What is it with these Chocolate Companies, can they not think of something more original, and unique for each individual day of these Advent Calendars. Come on now, surprise the kids a little, or perhaps you want to make them sulk? Not much is going on for the exterior in terms of appearance but upon first devour, this choco is nothing short of spectacular. Creamy, silky, a hazelnut aftertaste that balances the sugar, good pungent that is not overly abundant, and an acceptable melt. Overall, great job Läderach, but please do SOMETHING about this vicious ingredient list. Who wants to consume things with food colouring, palm oil, milk powder, and plant oils to point some of them out? Hmmmm, I wonder what is up with the plant oils. I like the coconut oil ingredient, even the sunflower oil but come on with the rest. "Plant Oils" is too generic. What is really in this concoction of oils. I feel resentful for their harsh ingredient list, and am completely turned off, despite their delicious taste in chocolate. I am hopeful that things will change in the near future with this famous Swiss Brand, and a healthier and improved version will soon be introduced.
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skim Milk Powder, Hazelnuts, Cocoa Mass, Almonds, Plant Oils, Palm Kernel Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Milk Powder, Butter (Milk), Glucose, E-420, Walnuts, Honey, Wheat, Gluten, Milk Cream, Inverted Sugar, Malt, Gluten, Soya Lecithin, E-471, E-322, Natural Aromas, Gluten, Butter Fat, Natural Aromas, E-904, Aroma, Lactose, Spices, Milk Egg White, E-500, Antioxidants, E-306, Colour E-171 AND E-160B AND E-160 A, E-120, E-100, Palm Wax, Cocoa Powder, Low Fat
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 2.5 / 5.0
DANIEL CHOCOLATES - CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
So adorable, and insanely charming. My best friends are back for Daniel’s Day 23 of their Advent Calendar Edition. Penguins, 3 of them to be precise making their best attempts to plop a star on top of a Christmas tree. I am in a vastly festive mood, and grinning from ear to ear. Yeahhhh! As for taste, ggggggrrrrrreaaaat!@#$ No need to critique my little friends with anything. They are just “perfect.”
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dry Whole Milk, Soya Lecithin (Emulsifier), Natural Vanilla
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
KINDER - CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Since I do not want to reiterate myself, here is a link to Kinder’s unfortunate conclusion of their Advent Calendar! Until next year Kinder, make a change to your chocolates by incorporating a variety. Children just love surprises!
LINDT - CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Unfortunately, regrettably, sadly, sorry to say that Lindt did not make it any further in this Advent Calendar Edition Competition. Well actually, it should have been the end for them long ago, but I gave Lindt the benefit of the doubt. Despite my benevolence, their daily bon bons were outright stale and rancid. I was hopeful that there would come a day, any day for that matter where I would happily find a Choco that did not make me ill. That day never came. Here is the link to the occurrence that finally led me to say goodbye.
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Coconut Oil, Hazelnuts, Palm Kernel Oil, Soya Lecithin, Barley Malt Extract, Artificial Flavour
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 0.0 / 5.0
SINFULLY THE BEST - CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Wow, I am truly astonished, and utterly in celebration mode since this milk chocolate is absolutely gorgeous. Well, not the chocolate itself to be precise, but the green foil with a music note on one side, and an additional chocolate with gold foil and a music note on the other. Come on, the carving imagination for Sinfully The Best is out of this world. Not only are there no duplications in their advent calendar so far, but the exterior appearance of their chocolates is absolutely one of the best. That is where they earn most of their rating points from. It is certainly not due to their quality in chocolate, or the lack of ingredient list that they have "mistakenly" managed to not provide to us. Their strength is purely superficial. Just pretty on the outside with bad taste, and zero personality on the inside. Flavour: bland milk chocolate that is hard to bite, lack in smoothness, undesirable melt, and cheap cacao mixture. Whatever you are adding to your beans Sinfully The Best, just stop, and back off!!! Get it together, and learn that a quality meal, snack, dessert, even chocolate begins with good ingredients. A cheap list will produce a cheap taste!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Unknown
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 2.9 / 5.0
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!