Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saxon Chocolates Belgian Dark Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts

This bright Easter or Spring bonnet filled with dark chocolate covered hazelnuts from the Canadian chocolatier Saxon Chocolates caught my eye, it was on sale for about $6. Part of it was due to the pretty yellow colour of the packaging, though not so much by the over-sized waste in the packaging, but I guess you can re-use it as a box; of course, I was intrigued by the combination of dark chocolate and hazelnuts. The ingredient listing looked good as well, Dark Chocolate (made from cocoa liquour, sugar, cocoa butter, soya lecithin as an emulsifier and vanilla extract), dry roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder. There is no indication of cacao content, though it is likely to be higher than the minimum to make it Dark chocolate, as sugar is not the first ingredient.

How do they taste? Quite good, the hazelnuts are still slightly crunchy, the dark chocolate works well with the hazelnuts, the only part that was weird, was that they were dusted with cacao powder, though it ended up not being as weird as I thought it would be. I do think the $15 that it was supposed to cost, is a little expensive for these.

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