G - North America - Bars

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares "Dark chocolate with Raspberry"

Ghirardelli

Taste: 4

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

March 9 2007

I'm really happy with Ghirardelli's choice to use dark chocolate with Raspberry. Mostly because raspberry is really a sweet fruit, well maybe not. Actually many raspberries I've eaten (and I have eaten my fair share) are generally a little sour. The thing is most raspberry fillings are really sweet because the often over compensate the sour taste with extra sugar. Ghirardelli did this with their filling as well, but that's ok, because the slight bitter taste from the dark chocolate balanced out the extra sugar in the filling quite well.

The quality of chocolate isn't bad either; I mean I've had better in my time, but for a fairly large manufacturer in North America they do provide some of the highest quality stuff. The portions are also really nice as well. It's nice to see a company interested in creating the perfect tasting experience instead of just making the largest bar they can.

I'm a raspberry fanatic, in fact it's one of my favourite fruit/berry treats, and this little block does ok in my book.