Thursday, June 16, 2005

Emperor’s Ginger Tea Chocolate

Name: Emperor’s Ginger Tea Chocolate
Brand: Splendid Specialties
Place Purchased: Cost Plus
Price: $2.99
Size: 1.5 oz
Calories per ounce: 182
Type: Chocolate

A few months ago I reviewed another flavor of this chocolate, the Jasmine Green Tea. To refresh your memory, these are cute little foil-wrapped medallions of rich milk chocolate infused with tea and stacked in a little can. This version is green tea and ginger. If you’ve been reading candy blog at all, you know I’m a huge chocolate and ginger fan. This take on the combination however, is disappointing.

The chocolate is sweet and smooth, there is not grainyness like I’ve experienced with other infused chocolates. The bite of the ginger comes across quite quickly, but has less woodsy bite to it than just a slow burn. Don’t get me wrong, the peppery feeling is really refreshing, but it tastes more like ginger powder than fresh ginger. I get no hints of tea to it at all.

I do like that there aren’t ginger pieces in it, just the pure essence. This is not snacking chocolate, but something to enjoy in small pieces, perhaps with some tea and shortbread. The packaging is really nice and my purchases of this brand have always been fresh, but the price is a bit high.

Rating: 7 out of 10

See also related products: Jasmine Green Tea, Dagoba Chai Milk Chocolate

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:21 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChocolateGinger7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. This Candy sounds absolutely fabulous to me.  I just found your blog, and it’s incredibly cool.

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