Last week, when jumping into the local Migros to get bread and ingredients for whatever we were having for dinner, I had a flash of genius. Instead of satisfiyng my crave for sweets on afternoons in the office with chocolate from the vending machine (or with the chocolate pieces our assistant has on offer to keep us happy) I could just eat myself through the chocolate on sale in the local supermarkets.
So, I bought two bars on that evening in the local Migros. They never made it into the office… but at least one of them was eaten during a business trip. This one here belongs to the Sélection line of Migros (think Tesco Finest…).
This bar mostly caught my eye because it’s a dark, salted chocolate bar. And the last bar with pistachio pieces showed me that pistachio was not something to avoid in chocolate bars. The pistachio pieces in this bar are sprinkled on the back.
Usually, the bars sold in Migros are made by Chocolat Frey, one of the first companies bought by Migros (in 1950; Frey itself has made chocolate since 1887). But I could not figure out, what company made this chocolate bar. There is nothing written on the back other than it’s made in Switzerland (and wrapped in Germany).
The list of ingredients is: sugar, cocoa mass (min. 54%), cocoa butter, pistachio (10%), soy lecithin, fleur de sel (0,19%), vanillin.
Probably, for the segment they aim to to sell this chocolate bar in, they could have used natural vanilla extract, instead of vanillin. But then, it’s still supermarket chocolate.
The bar is quite thin and had a simple mold. The chocolate melts easily, as can be seen by my fingerprint on the bar in the picture above.
Tastewise, the chocolate bar is very agreeable. Sweet, smooth and with just a tiny hint from the salt. The pistachio are also there, but are not dominating the chocolate. The balance has been well found. And I like the texture from the nuts, it gives a good crunch. I have troubles to describe that typical pistachio flavour. But if you know what I mean, it can be found in the bar.
The bar is not the most sophisticated, but it would have fit its purpose of being eaten in the office (even though my aim was to go for lower cocoa milk chocolate…). In the end, this one worked as well as an after dinner snack (I have the habit of eating a small piece of dark chocolate after dinner… somehow a meal is not finished for me without someting sweet at the end).