I’m still somewhat in a chocolate deep…. but last week I bought again some chocolate with the aim to eat it, take picture of it and put it on the blog! Because not only blogging about chocolate has been sleeping, eating chocolate has been as well (if you don’t count the pieces of chocolate from work, but these are anyway boring Lindt ones, so while ok for eating, definitely nothing to write about).
So, last week in Coop I bought two bars of chocolate, supermarket chocolate which looked promising. And yesterday, I visited the factory shop of Felchlin, and besides selling their couverture, they also have a selection of chocolate bars made by their customers available. It was not an easy decision, they had bars from Reichmuth von Reding>, Pamaco, Idilio, Original Beans among others, but in the end I settled on this bar from Nobile.
The bar contains besides chocolate Krokant made from nuts. The ingredient list: couverture (min. 71% cocoa from Ecuador and Madagascar, cocoa, sugar, vanilla), pistaccio, almonds, hazelnuts, maldon salt.
I like how the Nobile bars are boxed. Inside a recloseable box lies the bar wrapped in aluminium foil. The bar is shiny and is of a warm, brown colour. It’s an attractive bar.
And tastewise? The bar has a rather soft snap, and a crunchy feeling between the teeth, which comes from the nuts inside the bar. The salt is located in the bar as discrete spots, so in the first bite I took I had no salty taste. The chocolate was sweet, and I could taste the chocolate aroma well. But when my second bite was melting in my mouth, I found a piece of salt, which gave a small explosion and makes the bar interesting. I like that the salt is added sparely, and that there is the possibility to taste the chocolate witout it. This gives the chance to experience the impact some salt has on the taste and the experience of the bar.
Overall, I think I generally like nuts in bigger pieces in chocolate… the grittiness I experiences with this bar was texturally not such a good feeling. I understand that this was not possible any different while keeping the thinness of the bar. But everything else I liked about this bar, and I will enjoy eating it during the next couple of days.