There’s a saying that you should not juged a book by its cover. I can tell you, the same holds true for chocolates. I bought this Grond chocolate bar quite some time ago. There were 4 bars available, and I chose the one where I liked the picture on the front best at that moment.
It was **spoiler alert** not a wise decision.
In February, I opened this bar and tried it. And it took me until now, that I write about it. 80% of the bar is still around, it has been living in my chocolate stash opened since then.
But, even though you might have guessed that I do not like this bar, let’s actually talk about the bar.
The list of ingredients is printed on the back: almond, slt, pimento, spices, sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, vanilla, soy lecithin. Cocoa content is min. 64%.
I know I’ve mentioned here before that I’m quite conservative about what I think belongs into a chocolate bar. Nuts and coffee are my favourites, but I also learned that red currants work well.
But, you can guess that something with piment and spices might have a hard stand.
The bar is good looking, and one can clearly see the almonds.
But now, let’s talk about taste. The dominat taste (and aroma) is the pimento, also called allspice. I do have pimento in my kitchen, and the bar does taste exactly like that. As this is a pimento bar, it’s actuall a good sign! (I’d wish some things tasted more like what they actually contain…)
But I can’t eat the bar. The combination of pimento and chocolate makes me gag. I eat a tiny piece, and then I need to have a drink.
So, I fear I can’t judge this bar, as I can’t eat it. It’s not working for me.
And now, I can close this chocolate chapter for me.
And next time, I’ll chose another bar from Grond. I have already proven that they actually do sell chocolate bars that I like.