I am very grateful to have received a second guest review from Green Ted (@Green_Tedward on twitter). A big thank you to Ted and his long suffering assistant! Enjoy…..
1. Kingdom Milk Chocolate & Cappuccino Coffee Centre
This chocolate came in a very dashing two colour wrapper. It is mainly brown, which seems very suitable for chocolate, but with elements of green. It is hard to go wrong with green. There is a little green coffee cup on the front and this clears up the obvious confusion as to whether the bar is going to be monkey flavoured or not. After the Dairy Milk Capuchin Fiasco of ’04 it obvious that the confectionery world is not ready for another monk based snack.
These Kingdom people seem to be new to the world of chocolate and very welcome entrants they make too because this is a very nice bar of chocolate. It’s a really good balance between chocolate and coffee, which are great together. Sadly they don’t have a Twitter account so we can’t all follow them but their website lists a Chichester phone number and an invitation to email Sarah. I have begun preparation for a hike to Sussex so I can deliver this review in person to their depot. And maybe help out if they have any spare choccie.
Their website also says that this is modern British chocolate made with ethical Ugandan cocoa. This seems like a Good Thing as I dislike old fashioned fuddy duddy chocolate and that unethical Ugandan cocoa is beastly.
In summary, this can have all the paws. But I have only got 4 paws so I will need a paw from a furrend. 5 paws out of 5.
2. Montezuma’s Milk Chocolate Minted With crunchy Peppermint
This bar of chocolate came in a really lovely box. It was almost all green, like a freshly mown lawn in a quiet English country village ready for a late season cricket match. Or perhaps a shade darker, more reminiscent of the verdant foliage that betops the rain forest canopy that is home to the Venezualan cocoa in this bar. As my hero Kermit once sang it’s not easy being green…And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky. I hope that does not happen to this most splendid of bars.
There is apparently a minimum of 43% cocoa solids in this treat. Which means if you chop it into 100 pieces at least 43 of them is chocolate. That doesn’t sound very reassuring but I chopped my bar in to lots of pieces and they were all chocolate. And very tasty chocolate they were too.
I particularly enjoyed the crunchiness which stopped the mintyness from becoming too overpowering. Sometimes mint chocolate tastes like mouthwash. This one was more successful and did not taste like mouthwash at all. It tasted like really good chocolate.
All the paws again, but I’ve only got four, maybe I could borrow one each from Lucky, Bluey and Honey to make: 7 paws out of 5