Friday, March 02, 2007

Croatian Chocolate

One of the chocolate bars I tried this week, is a milk chocolate bar with coffee filling, made by a company called Zvecevo, from Croatia. From the label, it looks like they are an old company, around since 1921. From it's website, even though I can't read Croatian, it looks like they might have ties with Nestle. The ingredients of this chocolate bar do not look that good: sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, whole milk powder, vegetable fat, fat-reduced cocoa powder, coffee (0.88%), skimmed milk powder, hazelnuts, soya lecithin as an emulsifier and flavouring. I was surprised by the hazelnuts, though they are not hazelnut chunks, more like hazelnut cream. The vegetable fat is not a good sign of quality chocolate. The milk chocolate contains a minimum of 33% cocoa solids. Overall, the bar did not taste bad, it does taste like coffee and milk chocolate and is creamy, but you can definitely taste the sugar. Apparently, Zvecevo has a large range of different chocolate products, though this is the only one that I have seen in stores, and tasted.

1 comment:

Leann said...

chocolate in any shape or form is great with me.I love the stuff.God bless.