P - Europe - Bars


E. Wedel

Taste: 1.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

September 3 2011

There is just something about the flavour of some chocolates that I really don't like. I find a certain variety of chocolates that comes from areas of northern Europe, usually; have a strange almost alcoholic flavour to them. I can't really figure it out, other than to assume that some European chocolate companies put alcohol in their chocolate as flavouring.

Don't misunderstand me; I am aware that sometimes there is liquor in some chocolates. I have to say that for the most part I'm not a big fan of what I like to call "boozy chocolates", but I know some people love them. What I'm talking about in this case is chocolates that don't feature any kind of booze flavour, but they still seem to have it anyways. I imagine that for the most part this is only a flavour, and not booze, only because I assume they'd have to make that fairly clear on the package, but I could be wrong.

This is why this bar just didn't work for me; I bit into the square and was instantly hit what that strong booze flavour. I think this comes mostly from the chocolate cream centre, but it might be in the chocolate as well. After a few chews it does die down, and even improves enough that it starts to taste really great, but the after taste brings back the booze and anything good is wiped out of my mouth.