Monday, September 5, 2005

99 Cent Goodness (part 2)

Name: European Supreme Dark Chocolate
Brand: CandyTech
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: $.99
Size: 7 oz
Calories per ounce: 151
Type: Chocolate

Yeah, I know, you think I’m all about the expensive stuff. I’m really not. Some of my favorite candies are easily accessible and pretty cheap. I swallowed my “brand pride” and picked up this bar at the 99 Cent Only Store, just out of curiosity. I figured for 7 ounces of chocolate to be only 99 cents, it had to be bad, full of fillers.

It’s definitely sweet for dark chocolate (sugar is the first ingredient) without many dark chocolate notes (no bitterness, no smokey quality, no roasted notes). It smells good, like vanilla and chocolate, but the taste is a little bland. Though rather smooth, there are ocassional odd things, like lumps, as if it wasn’t conched long enough or was mixed wtih other less-conched chocolate. The bar was fresh and the chocolate had a lovely sheen.

I have to admit that I wanted to say that this was a fantastic bar and we should drop our pretenses that good chocolate has to be expensive. But good chocolate has to be consistent and have more chocolate in it. It might be good for something though, I can see it being good for cooking, maybe melting it and using it for those pretty zig-zags on some cookies or as shavings for the top of a cake.

Rating - 4 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:17 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChocolate4-BenignUnited States99 Cent Only Store

Comments
  1. I may get some to hold down papers.

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. i haven’t stopped by in awhile! i’ve sorely missed this blog and im glad to see youre still ticking along over here.

    and still a nonpartisan candy eater smile

    Comment by violet on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Yes, Russ, they are meltable bricks ... don’t use them to hold down papers when it’s too warm.

    Thanks for stopping back by Violet!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #

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