Thursday, July 5, 2012

Flicks Cacao: Premium Dark Chocolate

Flicks CacaoI first review the revived Flicks chocolate candy about two years ago. (Read that here.) But when I saw this new version called Flicks | Cacao at the drug store last week, I stopped to read the label before I dismissed them.

I’m so glad I did, because these are quite different from the original Flicks, which are tubes of mockolate chips wrapped in foil. The Flicks Cacao are disks of Premium Dark Chocolate. It’s premium West African Cacao, made in a recipe with five simple and tasty ingredients: Cocoa Liquor, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Lecithin, & Vanilla.. They even say that they’re GMO free (I’m guessing that’s the lecithin. In Europe many chocolate companies are replacing soy lecithin with sunflower lecithin, which is not only GMO free, it’s also soy free. I don’t know which kind of lecithin they’re using in Flicks.)

Flicks Cacao

The pieces are more consistent than the standard Flicks, each is about 1 inch round. They’re still a bit scuffed up, but well protected in the package. As I noted in my first review, the packaging was changing. The foil wrapped tube holds a little mylar pouch instead of the chocolate rattling around inside the untreated cardboard tube.

Though the ingredients list is short and possibly vegan, the package says they may contain traces of milk (but nothing about gluten or nuts.)

Flicks Cacao

The disks are perfectly sized for a single bite of chocolate. They fit in the mouth, with a good rounded shape so that they melt easily and mold to the roof of my mouth. The melt is decent, not buttery but at least smooth though a little on the firm and sweet side. The flavor is mild, it’s not intense dark chocolate, it’s light and approachable, hints of oak and vanilla. It’s like brownies.

I enjoyed it well enough and found the package simple, charming and fun. I would prefer a still darker version, but this is a huge step in the right direction for the product line to offer something that isn’t filled with tropical oils. I’d like to know the ethical sourcing of the cacao.

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Name: Flicks Cacao
Brand: Tjerrild
Place Purchased: CVS (Park LaBrea)
Price: $.99
Size: 1.6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 150
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Chocolate, 7-Worth It, United States, Sav-On/CVS

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:03 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyReviewChocolate7-Worth ItUnited StatesSav-On/CVS

  1. “Premium” from West Africa? Really? Are you buying that? Or is this another example of exaggerated marketing?

    Comment by Jason on 7/06/12 at 7:42 am #
  2. I never ate Flicks when I was a kid, but I remember Hobo Kelly was always scilling for them.

    Comment by Fat Fudge on 7/06/12 at 11:44 am #
  3. I contacted the company Flicks are vegan and delicious!

    Comment by Jazmin on 7/22/12 at 6:12 pm #
  4. It is NOT the original recipe, at least if they bought the recipe they aren’t using it. These do not taste ANYTHING like the original made by Ghirardelli.

    In order for a product to be labeled as “milk chocolate” is MUST contain cocoa butter. This does not. That’s why it states “chocolate flavored wafers”.

    Comment by ernie on 7/04/13 at 2:10 pm #
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