Whilst I bought this coffee flavoured chocolate bar recently, it looks like it’s already disappeared from the Schogetten website! So how Limited Edition is this… well, I’m not sure. If you’re out and about looking for it, I found this one in a small Edeka store. Wait a second though, how do you know if it’s worth looking for? Let’s take a closer look…
First impressions were that this looked like an interesting product. The artwork doesn’t scream ‘premium’, yet it’s packaged in a box… so there’s a little bit of a conflict going on there. It kinda looks like something I’d pick up from a Pound Shop. But then, Euro packaging and artwork doesn’t always work for me.
On opening it, I was really concerned. I’d not mistreated the thing but it felt like it was in pieces! Turns out it was… but PHEW, that’s by design!
Neatly nestled together on a little card insert, the individual chocolates looked rather nice. It appeared to be three layers of chocolate, embossed with a little star on top. Rather pretty, really.
A good coffee scent came off the top – and the scent translated well into flavour. I’d say this one is definitely for people that like a bit of kick in their coffee chocolate. The white and dark layers are plain and not coffee flavoured, with all the taste packed into the top layer.
Looking at it, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a milk chocolate base. It’s actually a white chocolate, filled with ground up coffee beans. That’s what gives this bar a good coffee flavour but it also adds a fair whack of crunch to the mix.
At first I wasn’t certain I liked it – I’m not a huge fan of eating dried coffee. It just doesn’t do it for me generally. But I did find that after I’d finished a square, I did want another – so it’s not exactly off putting. Unlike the bits of coffee bean in the Lindt Eiscafé bar, these really do add enough flavour that I don’t mind the bitty bits that end up occasionally lingering in my teeth.
The bar itself then is made up of white chocolate (31%) with coffee pieces (1.3%), white chocolate (33%) and dark chocolate (34% and comprises 50% cocoa). This is a pretty tasty chocolate, all in all. It’s sweet enough without being intrusive or sickly, nor does it taste particularly cheap. It also doesn’t strike as premium either, and I’d place it as a reasonable mid-range bar. I’m actually really glad of that thin layer of dark chocolate at the bottom too. It does some nice balancing work against the coffee (where white adds creaminess and sweetness, it doesn’t give depth).
I think this is actually a really tasty bar. If you’re not against ground up coffee parts in your chocolate, that is.
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