Friday, July 11, 2008

Feodora Chocolates

Feodora Hazelnut ChocolateLast year I was introduced to Feodora chocolate by my husband who brought me this lovely Hazelnut bar. It was just whole hazelnuts in a rich and sticky milk chocolate. Very tasty (but had bloomed so I didn’t do a full review but somehow managed to eat it all anyway).

In order to properly review it though, I needed to find more.

Feodora is a German chocolate company who named their line of bars and chocolates after Feodora, the sister of the last German Empress and half-sister to Queen Victoria. As an imported brand it’s not as easy to find for me as some others from Germany like Hachez or Ritter Sport.

I picked up this small assortment of Feodora’s small bars at the Fancy Food Show way back in January and found them in my chocolate stash.

Feodora Chocolate

Vollmilch-Hochfein Chocolade - 37% Kakao mindestens - sweet but quite deep with strong raisin and grape flavors, smells a little like a mild cheesecake but very creamy.

Edel-Bitter Chocolade - 60% Kakao mindestens - has a wonderful buttery consistency, but a strong and bitter taste. The notes are of balsam woods, coffee, cherry and dark teas.

Grand’or - 75% Kakao mindestens - The Grand’or is reputed to undergo a long conching process, which results in an extra smooth chocolate, so I wasn’t concerned with the texture. It was just as buttery and creamy smooth as the 60% but really intensely flavored. Some dark cherry and tea notes were present here along with charcoal and cedar. It’s quite rich, one of these tiny bars was absolutely satisfying.

The bars are very consistent in their consistency - lovely smoothness and even flavors. The molding was pretty and the tempering spot on for each of the small pieces. They’re not that expensive for import bars, leading me to believe this is a mid-range bar. You can get them online from German Deli and I’ve seen them at Mel & Rose’s Wine & Liquors.

Feodora Mocca's

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m often a sucker for packaging. In this case it’s the Feodora Mocca’s. Little coffee flavored dark chocolate bits shaped like coffee beans. In this case they came in a gold box with a flip open top and a very attractive cup of coffee on the front. Since I’d already tried the little chocolate bars, I thought something in their flavored line would be ideal. Still, they were $3.99 for 75 grams.

They’re actually quite a bit bigger than real coffee beans at 3/4 of an inch. Each was nicely formed, flat on one side and with a little lengthwise cinch to simulate a bean.

The bittersweet chocolate is smooth, and actually a bit bitter with the authentic taste of freshly roasted coffee infused quite strongly. (It’s 3% coffee according to the label.) It was every so slightly grainy which was disappointing after the smoothness of the bars, but forgivable compared to the gritty nature of many coffee bars I’ve had over the years.

The coffee chocolate is also available as a bar, but I think I’m willing to pay the premium for the cute box and shape of the pieces. But I reckon I’m only going to do that once or twice a year at most. But they’d make a nice stocking stuffer for any coffee fiend.

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Name: Milk & Dark Tasting Bars and Mocca's
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Feodora
Place Purchased: samples from All Candy Expo and Mel & Rose's Wine & Liquors
Price: unknown & $3.99
Size: 2.65 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Germany, Coffee

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Comments
  1. The Feodora Moccas would be good in a hot cup of coffee.

    Comment by C on 7/13/08 at 11:19 am #
  2. I dont like this type… bitter

    Comment by NizalJamal on 7/16/08 at 9:05 pm #
  3. The question is, is chocolate candy?
    I don’t consider it as candy because you can have chocolate cake, a cak isn’t candy :D.
    But when you buy pralines for example (like those one here http://www.bouchard.be/en/pralines :D ), I do consider it as candy. It’s really tricky hah :D.

    Comment by Jean Montare on 7/24/08 at 10:25 pm #
  4. molly539's avatar

    You can get Feodora chocolate through Amazon.com.  I tried their Lime flavored bar.  While I liked the chocolate itself, I’m not too crazy about the lime flavor infused in the bar.  I don’t know, maybe it was too intense for me, although I did like a chocolate-lime combo from Godiva.  I plan on trying some of the other Feodora flavors soon.

    Comment by molly539 on 12/25/08 at 3:05 am #
  5. You can also find Feodora here:

    http://www.germandeli.com/feodchoc.html

    Comment by Nicole on 1/07/09 at 7:15 am #
  6. Hi all,
    Do you know what kind of milk is used in these chocolotes? cow?

    Comment by Farida on 11/02/09 at 3:34 am #

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