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Chocolate taste test

So last night we tasted the Seed & Bean, Nero & Bianco and Montezuma dark chocolate as a direct comparison so I didn’t include the Chilli flavoured bar.

It was all very scientific ;op .  Two squares of each bar on a plate and tasting a bit of each.  Of course I knew which was which but Colin didn’t so it was a blind tasting for him!

The results:  We both chose the same one as our favourite, which was the Nero & Bianco Organic Fairtrade Dark Chocolate Bar.  This one had the lowest cocoa content at 70% so that is probably what swung it.  It was slightly sweeter than the other two.  It is made in Italy and has no palm oil, no GM ingredients and is organic and fairtrade.  The beans are a mixture from the Dominican Republic, Peru and Ecuador.  £2.19 for 100g or £3 for two bars (200g).

Second was the Montezuma’s Organic Very Dark Chocolate with 73% cocoa content.  Again it is organic and although it doesn’t have the fairtrade symbol they claim it is “traded fairly”.  This one is made in the UK from beans from the Dominican Republic.  There was a very slight aftertaste of vanilla/coffee but this wasn’t unpleasant.  £2.39 for 100g

And finally, Seed & Bean Organic Extra Dark Chocolate.  This tasted the darkest although it was 72% because it had a slight bitter aftertaste.  Fairtrade, but although it is called organic there is nothing in the ingredient list to verify this.  Made in England from Dominican Republic beans.  £1.99 for 85g

A bit later on we tried a little bit of the Montezuma’s Organic Dark Chilli Chocolate and phew that has a good chilli hit!!  You couldn’t eat a lot of that in one go!!  Again a 73% coca content and £2.39 for 100g.

All prices quoted are from Planet Organic so may vary elsewhere.