C - Europe - Pieces

Caprice

Neuhaus

Taste: 4

Texture: 5

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

November 17 2011

This chocolate is a texture and flavour combination that could have failed so badly if done incorrectly Described as "Toffee filled with vanilla fresh cream", it's a collection of tastes and textures that had to have the perfect balance, and this does. I have to be honest, when I bit into this treat I didn't read the description, so I was really surprised by the crunchy toffee. It did break apart a little, since I bit it in two, and it was a little messy, but what a wonderful mess it was.

The toffee was just crunchy enough to give a great texture, the flavour was really subtle and light. This subtle flavour is good because it had to blend with the other flavours, chocolate and vanilla cream. The vanilla cream could have been a little stronger in my book, but the texture was perfect. The chocolate flavour and texture was absolutely perfect in combination with these two flavours.

I guess if I had to find a fault it would be with the strength of the vanilla flavour. I'm not sure if they used real vanilla or an extract, but I think if this small detail could be adjusted you might have the most perfect chocolate ever made.