Monday, June 3, 2013

Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl Promises

Dove is again expanding their line of foil wrapped pieces with Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl Promises.

Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl Promises

Dove has done some wonderful things with white chocolate lately, the best thing is that they’re using cocoa butter instead of substitute oils. This is expecially noticeable in products like this one where chocolate and white chocolate are together. Dove did a great job with their Peppermint Bark for the holidays, it’s a great layered combination of chocolate, white chocolate and mint candy pieces.

I assumed that these new Promises would be similar to the Peppermint Bark but without the crunch. These feature a combination of the classic Dove semisweet chocolate swirled together with artificially-colored white chocolate flavored with peppermint.

Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl Promises

Other than finding the color of them a bit unappetizing, I think these are great. They’re minty, but it doesn’t overwhelm the chocolate. They have an incredibly silky melt and just two or three are a satisfying treat. I don’t think they needed the coloring, in fact, I think it detracts from them. The foil does enough to denote the flavor inside, a white or off-white would have been just fine for most people.

I prefer them in the pieces, I don’t think I’d be up for eating a whole bar of this. I’m fond of Andes Mints, but these are much better ... better ingredients, better melt on the tongue, real chocolate ... and pretty much the same price.

Mars is moving towards using all ethically and sustainably sourced chocolate through Rainforest Alliance for their Dove line.

Related Candies

  1. Dove 71% Cacao Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate (Rainforest Alliance)
  2. M&Ms White Chocolate Peppermint
  3. Dove Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate Promises
  4. Trader Joe’s Minty Melts
  5. Dove Swirl Bars
  6. Marich All Natural Holland Mints & Chocolate Jordan Almonds
  7. Dove Peppermint Bark


Name: Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl Promises
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: sample from Mars
Price: $3.49 retail
Size: 8.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 156
Categories: Candy, Mars, Chocolate, Kosher, Mints, 8-Tasty, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:30 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewMarsChocolateKosherMintsWhite Chocolate8-TastyUnited States

Comments
  1. I actually like the color.  Ah well.

    Comment by Julie on 6/03/13 at 1:09 pm #
  2. What if there was a green mint one (solid green)?

    Comment by benamore on 6/03/13 at 6:41 pm #
  3. THE MINT & DARK CHOCOLATE SWIRL IS PHENOMINAL!!

    Comment by Ronald A. Buscemi on 6/16/13 at 9:41 pm #
  4. THE MINT & DARK CHOCOLATE SWIRL IS PHENOMINAL!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Ronald A. Buscemi on 6/16/13 at 9:44 pm #
  5. Among the top few mass-market candies I have ever had. I LIKE the green color, too. Terrific job, Mars.

    Comment by Laurie on 7/30/13 at 9:39 am #
  6. Oh my goodness gracious, these are FANTASTIC!

    Comment by Kathi Gilman on 10/07/13 at 4:13 pm #

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