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Perlas De Spana

Dona Jimena

Taste: 2

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

January 4 2009

Dark chocolate and almonds, it's an interesting combination and the folks at Dona Jimena aren't the first to ever make it happen. In fact I'm pretty sure that many other companies have made dark chocolate covered almonds, and in many cases they're very yummy. So what makes these any different than other dark chocolate covered almonds you ask?

Well the dark chocolate in these is really dark. In fact it's one of the darkest, most bitter chocolates I've ever tasted with almonds. It's that kind of dark chocolate that you don't just taste but your whole mouth seems to react to the extreme bitterness. The thing is I'm not really sure what role the almonds play in this particular treat.

I think as far as flavour goes this treat is really killed by the dark chocolate flavour. One of my favourite things about chocolate covered almonds is the nice blend of flavours between the chocolate and the almonds, but in this case the chocolate is just too strong. The almonds however do give a really nice texture to this treat, so if you don't mind not really tasting the almonds but having a dark chocolate treat with a nice crunch this could be right up your alley. The powder on the outside didn't really have much affect for me, but it did make them look kind of cool.