Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sultan's Chocolate Ginger

My sister knows I like ginger, and I like chocolate, so, when she was in this store that sells "British" things, she bought it for me. How nice. The ginger in this candy comes from Turkey, prepared for a British company in Norfolk. The list of ingredients, on first glance, looks good, with 65% ginger and the rest plain chocolate. The crystallized ginger is made from stem ginger and sugar, while the "plain chocolate" is made from sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, lecithin and vanillin. The level of cocoa solids is 50%, so it's more than what would be labelled milk chocolate, but less than dark. How does it taste. Not bad. Not quite as gingery as I thought it might, nor hoped it would. I suspect that there is a fair amount of sugar in the crystallized ginger portion, so as to not make it too hot, to appeal to a broader clientele, as I find most people don't like it too hot or "gingery".

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