Once again to all my enchanting Choco lovebugs, Day 20 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. Having said that, let the hardship, suffering, difficulty, struggle, exertion, sweat, harsh critique, okay, okay, you get the point now BEGIN! 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
Happy Day, Oh Happy Day, what is presented to us from Godiva on the 20th day of December? Oh, a cheerful and delightful little bon bon with sprinkles of confectionary on top. It is enough to make anyone smile. Too much of it would be panic provoking due to the “busy” stance. Too little would mean cheap and thrifty, yikes. Godiva has perfected the amount. They probably even counted each glitz. Milk chocolate it is for Godiva.
Wonderful choice for day 20 of your Advent Calendar Edition. Taste – subtle and nice, everything vice! Okay, I just felt like saying that, I do not really mean the latter. Seriously though, this is an overall nice piece of Choco. Melts great, tastes great, swishes around the mouth great, sugar dump is also great. Wow Godiva, you nailed it this time! Five thumbs up. Now, all you need to do is revamp the ingredients. Lastly, please spend your focus specifically on the Palm Kernel Palm oil which by the way, is a carcinogenic. Seriously Godiva, what are you trying to do, stimulate cancer cells to people. What is your motive? Revenge? Death by chocolate, literally. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm; and the revenge continues.
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: 3.0 / 5.0
ROGERS’ CHOCOLATES – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Perfection, affection, connection, detection, attraction, well, I am getting a bit carried away here. I felt like a rhyme robot. The truth of it is that Rogers’ is beautiful, from the inside and out. No Palm Oil here. They love their customers. Yahooooo Rogers’.
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
Bell, bell, bell, bell, bell, bell, bell, bell, I cannot look at another one of their bells again. Wow Purdy’s, what obsession and possession do you have with these bells???? Do you not understand that you have overdone it negatively from every angle possible? I am at the point where I just want to throw this piece of Choco in the lake, river, ocean.... Okay, "calm down" I tell myself, and NO, I do not have any anger issues. Purdy's with your bells - f$%*%###%^&*@. I am composing myself now, It is chocolate after all; I need to keep my “cool.” I just do not understand why do they impose this same theme throughout their gorgeous looking Advent Calendar (that is on the outside of course, not in). Excitement – gone! Taste – outright disguising any way you look at it! I am shaking my head now, and that is not a good sign.
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Unfortunately, the company did not disclose this information. I will always wonder why!
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 1.7 / 5.0
LÄDERACH – CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Teddy bear for Day 20 of Läderach’s Advent Calendar Edition. What a sweetheart he is. Milk chocolate body with white chocolate as paws, dark chocolate for his eyes and buttons. I almost do not want to bite into him but due to work purposes, I must! Here we go bear! Upon first bite, this bear is ever so creamy, and luscious, and nutty, and smooth, and oh, give me more! Nice! Great size also. What child or adult would not want this, especially since it is getting closer to the 25th day of Christmas. So many goodies that I cannot bear (teddy bear, get it) the love. It is overwhelming. Overall, great job on the taste but once again, Läderach is similarly, like Godiva, trying to execute their devoted customers with “Death by Chocolate” due to their Palm Kernel Oil ingredient amongst a few others in this case. How traumatizing!
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: 3.9 / 5.0
DANIEL CHOCOLATES - CHOCOBLOGMASS ADVENT CALENDAR
Generosity is still the main theme of Daniel Chocolates. Despite the gift that keeps on giving, more is not always "more". Mini sized milk chocolate bar is the goodie for Day 20 of their Advent Calendar Edition. No need to say more except that once again, their weakness is in the exaggerated amount of sugar dumped in by the pounds. Lay low mister!
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
A divinely crafted heart is what Sinfully the Best had in mind for Day 20 of their Advent Calendar Edition. May I add that they did a mighty fantastic job. There is a white chocolate plate behind the milk chocolate heart. In this manner, you get the best of both worlds. I could certainly serve this at a sophisticated dinner party. It is appealing enough to view but what about its taste? Does it hold up to its look? Let us all find out right now, one second please! Hmmmm, uhhhhhhh, nooooooo, ahhhh, well, not exactly. Unfortunately, the quality of the chocolate is of such poor quality that the crafting has all been forgotten. The new focus is on the cheap, overly sweetened, and a bit stale Choco. This is regrettably not a winner today.
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Unknown
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.