Sunday, November 08, 2009

Côte d'Or Expériences Pistache Noir 70%

The Belgian chocolatier Côte d'Or is the #1 chocolate brand in Belgium; I have seen several of their offerings in Shopper's Drug Mart, but never tried them. This one has pistachios, albeit caramelized small pieces, so I should like it. The beans are from West Africa and South America. The cacao content is at 70% content. The ingredient listing looks good, unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, caramelized pistachio nuts (pistachio nuts, sugar, artificial and natural flavours), cocoa powder, artificial and natural flavours and soy lecithin.

How does it taste? The chocolate is good, dark and a little sweet (probably because of the sugared pistachio), but I don't get much of the pistachio flavour, and there is a much more predominant flavour that makes the bar not so enjoyable, like a burnt almond or some other artificial flavour that I did not care for, and ruined my enjoyment of the chocolate.


Stacey said...

Where did you pick this up at? I'm in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and this chocolate is a favorite of my fathers. I wanted to see if I could find some for Christmas, but can't find it on any online retailers. If it's available in Canada, though, I have friend there who can ship it to me.

Mike said...


my beautiful Bride bought this for me at Shopper's Drug Mart in Ontario. I've also seen their chocolate bars at Walmart in Canada, though I don't specifically recall seeing this Pistachio one. Hope that helps.


Stacey said...

Thank you so much Mike. I guess I'll have to see what I can find. I tried contacting the company, and got no real response. We have them here in the states too in some stores, but i've not seen the pistachio one either. Appreciate the info!