So here I am again with my morning cup of coffee and some squares of chocolate.
I really like to try out different chocolate (always dark never milk).
But there are some favourites.
And my ‘regular’ choice for quite some time has been Divine’s 70% bar. Dark, smooth, nicely chocolatey, not bitter. And sensibly priced. A great everyday bar.
So imagine my delight when the people at Divine told me there was an 85% bar being launched and would I like to try it?
Would I? I leapt at the chance.
Here I am looking suitably excited before doing a comparative tasting of 70% vs 85%.
Now I’m someone who likes 100% cocoa solids chocolate, its weird and bitter but really nice. So I wasn’t too worried whether I would like the 85% more just interested to find out how it would compare.
I took a quick shot of squares of each lined up.
I was surprised that the 85% didn’t really look much different (the squares on the right).
I moved on to tasting…..
The 85% was unusually smooth and not bitter, often at this level there can be quite a strong bitter after taste which, depending on what you like, puts some people off. This wasn’t like that at all. It retained the smoothness of the 70% but was more intense, more chocolatey, perhaps more fruity.
I really liked it.
At the moment its only stocked in Tesco but the lovely people at Divine tell me that it will be coming to other shops soon. I hope so because I want some more. Soon.
You can find more about Divine’s products here: http://www.divinechocolate.com/products/bars.aspx
And thanks for the sample bar….it didn’t last long!