Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NewTree Belgian Biscuit

New Tree Belgian BiscuitNEWTREE is a Belgian chocolate company with a different take on the decadent chocolate traditions of their country. They make chocolate bars with interesting flavor combinations (like milk chocolate with lavender or dark chocolate with thyme). They also make bars that are fortified with healthy ingredients.

I picked up their new petite bar called NEWTREE Belgian Biscuit. It’s cute and just a little over an ounce.

Last year I reviewed their dark milk chocolate bar which has added fiber and less sugar. This bar also boast a reduced amount of sugar, though it doesn’t really save much in calories for a petite bar like this (about 5 calories as far as I can tell).

NEWTREE Biscuit Bar is rich in cocoa since it contains 65% pure cocoa. It is not only generous, but also light and crunchy. The delicacy of the biscuit and the subtle blend of flax seeds will stimulate your sense for a moment of relaxation and well-being.

The NEWTREE Biscuit Bar is rich in Omega 3 thanks to flax seed-based recipe, and contains 30% less sugar and 3 times as much fibers than an equivalent chocolate. A crunch snack bursting with creativity.

New Tree Belgian Biscuit

It’s a really nice looking bar - lovely molding and I like the shape for eating. It’s shiny and has a good cocoa aroma with a fresh woodsy note to it. It’s a long block with five thick sections.

The thickness let me really get the crunch of the biscuit bits. They were kind of like graham crackers, but not quite so sandy. They were small but well distributed. Then there were whole flax seeds. I like the idea of flax, but in reality they’re slimy little seeds that taste like fish to me. I’ll eat them and they’re just fine for savory crackers but I’ve decided they don’t belong in my chocolate.

The chocolate itself was strange. It was stiff and was lacking something in the melt, it wasn’t waxy but it also wasn’t quite the silky quick melt that I wanted. The flavor was rich but not deep.

I blame this on the added fiber, which probably takes away some of my much-loved cocoa solids or cocoa butter. The fiber comes from inulinoligofructose and dextrin.

I think I’ll stick to the more traditional Belgian chocolates and have an extra helping of green beans at dinner instead.

Related Candies

  1. NewTree Dark Milk
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  3. Eat with your Eyes: Choceur Choco & Biscuit
  4. The Alien Forehead Chocolate Collection
  5. Choco-Omeg
  6. Ritter Sport Assortment


Name: Belgian Biscuit
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: New Tree
Place Purchased: Mel & Rose Wine & Liquors
Price: $1.50
Size: 1.06 ounces
Calories per ounce: 138
Categories: Candy, New Tree, Chocolate, Cookie, 6-Tempting, Belgium

POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:04 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyNew TreeChocolateCookie6-TemptingBelgium

Comments
  1. If you want chocolate with a biscuit, the Ritter Sport biscuit is the way to go. It’s the only Ritter Sport I sit there and gobble down in one sitting. Usually I get 3-4 servings out of one bar. So good!

    I had heard about this biscuit bar from Newtree and was hoping to try it eventually but, after you mentioned the flax seeds, I think I’ll pass. Dang it, why’d they have to spoil a great idea? :/

    Comment by Yurei on 1/18/11 at 7:24 pm #

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