Monday, March 15, 2010

Espresso Filled Dark Chocolate

Espresso Filled Dark ChocolatesFeeling a little sluggish after having an hour ripped from your lazy Sunday?

How about a little spot of sweet espresso and some dark chocolate to get your going?

I picked up these little Espresso Filled Dark Chocolate nuggets at Cost Plus World Market. I think they’re made by Mieszko, a Polish candy company. I was hoping they’d be like the Ferrero Pocket Coffee that are so hard to get here in the United States.

The packaging was nicely done. The stand up pouch has a zipper lock for re-sealing. Each individual piece is wrapped in a paper-backed foil and then a thin cellophane over that to seal it up tight. Often I worry that filled chocolates will be cracked or oozy, but every one was perfect.

Espresso Filled Dark Chocolates

The little domed rectangular nuggets are about one inch long, 3/4 of an inch wide and about the same high. The dark chocolate isn’t particularly dark, the package says that it’s at least 40%. It smells rich and dark, but that’s about as good as it got on that front.

Espresso Filled Dark Chocolates

The chocolate shell was nicely tempered and thick enough to be a strong container for the liquid center. The chocolate is smooth but far too sweet and lacking in bold chocolate punch. The espresso goo inside is a smooth and syrupy texture. It smells nicely of coffee but is sticky sweet. I liked the sweet roasted barley notes to it, but it wasn’t what I’d call espresso at all, I’d call it a Postum syrup.

It’s too bad, the price was decent and the fact that they’re pretty easy to find if you have a Cost Plus World Market nearby would make them a great item for coffee lovers. But these aren’t for coffee lovers, they’re for people who heap spoonfuls of sugar into their espresso and call themselves coffee lovers. In reality they’re for sugar lovers who like coffee flavor ... nothing wrong with that and here’s a candy to go with that. (I know, I said at the top of the review this might be the caffeinated pop to get you going after the time change, I was wrong.)

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  6. Pocket Coffee
Name: Espresso Filled Dark Chocolate
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Mieszko
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (Glendale)
Price: unknown
Size: 5.1 ounces
Calories per ounce: 126
Categories: Chocolate, Coffee, Poland

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:24 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I agree with you- these are more for people who like a little coffee with their sugar.

    They are good but I prefer Pocket Coffee. I had a job as a teen where they kept a rather ginormous glass canister of them and allowed the employees to help themselves. Good times…

    Comment by Gigi on 3/15/10 at 4:18 pm #
  2. I think I’ve had these! Years and years ago. I completely agree with your assessment: the filling was too sweet with too little coffee. A shame, cos these could be really great.

    Comment by Richard @ The Bewildered Brit on 3/15/10 at 4:41 pm #
  3. What a shame!  I love coffee flavored candy but this really does sound too sweet.

    Comment by Pam on 3/17/10 at 8:18 am #
  4. Oh, I am now pining for the T Jo’s espresso chocolates… I wish they weren’t discontinued.

    Comment by Karen on 3/17/10 at 11:05 am #
  5. Well, the *proper* way to enjoy an Italian espresso (that wonderfully thick, muddy beverage - not that thin stuff you get at Starbucks) is to heap a spoonful of sugar into it.  You drink a large shot glass worth and it’s enough to get you going for a few hours.

    Comment by Tindy on 3/17/10 at 9:26 pm #
  6. I remember Pocket Coffee! Gosh, haven’t seen it for years. I need to find a good imported candy shop here in WA state.

    Comment by RR on 3/18/10 at 11:08 am #
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