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Mary

Mary

Taste: 5

Texture: 5

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

November 16 2011

(Sung to the tune of Mary Mary but Run DMC) "Mary, Mary, why so yummy?.. Mary, Mary, in my tummy." I've always wanted to get a classic hip hop context into one of my reviews, and it's very appropriate with this treat. It's appropriate because this treat is in fact a classic. Apparently the recipe for this treat hasn't changed in a very long time, but that's not the only reason it's a classic. It's also a classic because it truly has a taste that you would expect from a fine boxed chocolate.

Little bits of nuts (caramelized hazelnuts), smooth praline, and nice dark chocolate, are standards in the chocolate world. Although I've had this combination before, this treat seems to have mastered it. I've said this before on this site, if you're going to do a classic treat, you should do it well. The Mary is the best example I've ever tasted of making a classic treat well, in fact I'd say it's done it perfectly.

This treat is going to become my marker for classic chocolates, until I'm proven otherwise (and I hope I am) this chocolate will mark the highest achieve classic boxed chocolate levels of quality. It's nothing new, it's nothing innovative, but it's very tasty.