Dark Chocolate Cranberries

Johnston's Cranberries

Here's the problem I have with dried cranberries covered in chocolate, they often taste like any other fruit covered in chocolate. I wonder how many people if given a chocolate covered cranberry and a chocolate covered raisin could tell the difference on taste and texture alone. I say this only to tell you that the folks at Johnston's have created, for the first time in my life, a chocolate covered cranberry that you can actually taste a difference.

You can't really taste a distinctive cranberry, but you can certainly say that it's not a chocolate covered raisin. There is a certain tart flavour that comes out of these little nuggets that separates them from raisins. I'm not sure if it's the dark chocolate or the quality of the cranberries, but something really seems to make these taste a little bit different, in a good way.

My only complain about these is how the chocolate melts. I'm sure that it has something to do with packaging them, more importantly it's to keep them from melting a sticking together. But the flavour of the chocolate is nice, and again, the tart cranberry flavour is very good.