As a self-confessed chocolate addict, I regularly get get asked …
“What’s your favourite chocolate?”
Which led me to record my Chocolate Experiences here, using a linear 5 point rating scale as shown below.
|TEXTURE||Gritty/grainy or overly fatty/waxy.||Beautifully smooth, no waxy or fatty after-taste.|
|FLAVOUR||Doesn’t taste like real chocolate; think Cadbury Dairy Milk or artificial flavours.||Highly desirable flavour, or combination of flavours if there are other ingredients. You’ll keep coming back for more.|
|COMPLEXITY||Not necessarily bad flavour, but lacks depth.||Many layers of flavour which change over time as you savour it. More than food, this is a spiritual experience!|
|STRENGTH||Mild flavour for the cacao percentage declared. Not challenging.||Very strong flavour. Often this is a high quality, high percentage dark chocolate. Not for those who prefer mild milk chocolate.|
|PRESENTATION||Either the chocolate itself, or the packaging, or both, look pretty ordinary.||Attention to detail from start to finish. The chocolate itself has a refined appearance and the packaging is a work of art.|
|OVERALL||Just an average of all of the above ratings. Don’t judge a chocolate on this score alone, or you might miss something with fantastic flavour and complexity!|
I hope you find these reviews interesting and useful. If you have also tasted one of the chocolates I have reviewed, please post your opinion in the comments.
Join me on a quest for the ultimate chocolate experience!