Once again to all my enchanting Choco lovebugs, Day 19 of the Advent Calendar Edition will be done in a briefer manner. I have noticed that all of you chocolate lovelies do enjoy the shorter versions of my Choco blog quite a bit but unfortunately, I must admit, that I love the longer posts!!! You are stuck with me and my endless writing now. Having said that, let the hardship, suffering, difficulty, struggle, exertion, sweat, harsh critique, okay, okay, you get the point now! He He He He He. No explanations here, just straightforwardness. I hope that you enjoy it. Let the Choco games begin!
GODIVA CHOCOLATES – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
A chocolistic (the equivalent of nationalistic) is for Day 19 of Godiva’s Advent Calendar Edition. Milk is the choice of choco, smooth in appearance, thick and generous, suave and soft, superb melt…. Going great here but did Godiva really have to ruin my "la la la" by dumping a bucket of sugar into this bon bon? There are all of these great things going on here with Godiva’s Chocolates, but it is as though they needed to somehow ruin it all. Perhaps too much of a good thing??? Who knows? Well, actually, only they do! No more sugar Godiva, seriously, step away from the sugar barrel!!!
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: 3.6 / 5.0
ROGERS’ CHOCOLATES – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Perfection, Choco Affection, Superb Upon Inspection, No Rejections! Once again, Rogers’ pulled it off!!! Horrrayyyy and Congrats! You make your mamma proud!
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
Oh mighty Bell, where have you been? I see..........here all along! You never seem to go away, even though I kind of want you to! One time adorable, two times cute, three times and more – uhhhhhhhhh!!! It is like a guest that overstays their visit! Enough! The chocolate inspector is releasing some top notch info – Sugar, Sweetener, Glucose, Sucrose, you name it, Purdy’s, has it! This does not make it unique, in any way or form. Gotta lay low Purdy’s with the diabetes! This bon bon is of utmost the poorest quality of chocolate. Did I hear Thrift Store Choco! Okay, not that bad but Dollar Store and expired, yes, you got it. That is what it tastes like. Make sure that you greatly take into consideration the expired part. It is very, very important in this experiment. He He He. Overall, thumbs down, how many, well, let’s just say a lot!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Unfortunately, the company did not disclose this information. I will always wonder why!
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 2.1 / 5.0
LÄDERACH – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Läderach is trying to end strong upon the finish line. Did you all take a look at not only the size of this Christmas tree bon bon for Day 19 of their Advent Calendar Edition but also the embellishments? Whoa, somebody is really sucking up, and at the same time, showing off! A pleasure to see this piece in an Advent Calendar. I am grinning from ear to ear, like the Grinch but without the grump. Good job Chocolate confectioners! Now that we have concluded how beautiful this is, let’s delve in for the taste. Here we go again, brilliant! Disappoint me at least more than a few times Läderach, stop being the most popular kid in school. I just did an Irish dance, it is really that good. So soft and smooth, a nice nutty aftertaste that leaves me utterly screaming for more, and a gorgeous sheen to beam at for the exterior. Now this is living or.......maybe not? Sorry to be the "party-pooper" but Laderach, you need to re-think or better yet, redo your ingredient list. You can certainly do without 80% of the garbage. Be innovative and at the same time, think healthy! Overall though, nice taste of bon bon with lousy ingredients!!!
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: 4.6 / 5.0
DANIEL CHOCOLATES - CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Nice piece of a mini mini version of an actual chocolate bar. Kindness perseveres with Daniel. He must be watching the Ellen show daily as her moto is “Be Kind To One Another.” Daniel’s Chocolates are all over that, oh yes they are! Good job mate! And……… the party continues, aside from the mediocre taste of the choco. I cannot pinpoint as to where they went cheaply though. Perhaps the cocoa, or the cocoa butter, or better yet, the milk, hmmmmmm! That is it, the milk! It must come from cows that have been injected with antibiotics, hormones, and fed perhaps some bone meal garbage to top it off???? How gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, I am just speculating but that is where the weakness is, at least I think so. If anyone out there knows some secrets, perhaps a past Daniel Chocolates employee, shhhh is the word, except when it comes to me. Send me a private message. Undisclosed info is safe with Soriah!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dry Whole Milk, Soya Lecithin (Emulsifier), Natural Vanilla
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 3.5 / 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
Sinfully the Best, you made a white chocolate bear for Day 19 of your Advent Calendar Edition. Ohhhh, how cute. I just want to squish it, and look at it, and love it, take care of it, kiss it, dine it, okay enough now….! Seriously though, it is too charming. Crafter, whoever you are, Cake Wars and Sugar Showdown are both waiting. Once you get there, and I am sure that you will, please mention me as your inspiration, Soriah, from ChocolisciouslyDelightful! What a great job this individual did. As for the taste, well, that is not in his/her control, they just carve. NO blame there. The white choco is terrible, and I mean outright bad. I cannot even begin to describe how weak of a chocolate concoction this is, from every angle possible. Who is to blame, I think the owner of the choco shop. They must taste their mix prior to, or perhaps not? Bad, bad, bad. I am optimistic for tomorrow. Sorry bear, it has nothing to do with you!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Unknown
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 3.0 / 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.