Thorntons Milk Chocolate with Pistachio
I must admit that pistachio in chocolate was never a flavour I considered. In fact, I avoided baklava for years until a friend forced me to try some when I learned I loved it 🙂
A 32% Madagascar cocoa chocolate covers pistachio nuts. The chocolate itself is silky smooth but slightly over sugared making it less pleasant to me. The chocolate is a very milky but not overly creamy milk chocolate. The chocolate is a lovely blend but too sugary for me. The saltiness of the salted pistachio comes through very strongly and it makes the chocolate slightly less enjoyable to me but I feel that this will be enjoyed by many people. The whole experience of the chocolate is a combination of distinct flavours coming together but not enough to create a new flavour.
The chocolate is very nice and pared with the crunchy pistachios and the slight tang of saltiness it makes this chocolate worthy of a gold medal award. While it may not appeal to me, it is a wonderful bar and this combined with others makes a very special gift worthy of someone special.