Green & Blacks Espresso Chocolate Bar Review
Oh my dear goodness gracious me this is one heck of a dark coffee chocolate bar. The overwhelming scent on opening this bar was one of coffee with maybe a bit of chocolate tossed in and that is certainly the taste.
The chocolate here is smooth and as it melts in the mouth there is none of the grittiness I used to get from a Divine dark chocolate bar. There is, however, the overwhelming aroma and flavour of coffee. Dark black bold extremely roasted and ground coffee. This is the kind of coffee that comes up to you on a cold January morning and slaps you in the face with a wet fish. That gets combined with an unrepentant dark chocolate with a certain earthiness and when you bring them together they are about as subtle as a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster “…the effect of drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.” (Douglas Adams “A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”)
I can’t say this is the height of culinary chocolate couture like Askinosie, Amedei, and others are. The base chocolate just isn’t at that level but if it was, the coffee would overpower it so much as to waste it so really this is just the perfect marriage. I can’t wait for the Earl Grey tea ganache filled chocolate bar next!