Monday, 26 April 2010

Chocolate Luuurve

When those lovely people from FuelMyBlog contacted me and asked for volunteers to product test chocolate... I thought all my Christmas's and Birthday's had come all together.

I just luuurve chocolate... so much so that when my friends children knew I was coming round they would hide it ... (you know when kids offer their chocolate most adults politely say 'no you keep it dear' where as I would say 'oh thank you don't mind if I do' ... well it helps them to learn to share doesn't it!! lol. Last month I went to the 21st of one of these children and she actually brought it up in conversation... she thinks it is so funny and is going to follow my example ..)
I have to say and I hate to admit it that now as I have got older my taste buds do crave savoury a bit more... but not the extent (thankfully) that I would turn my nose up at a good old 'nom nom nom' session.

A few weeks ago my postie kindly dropped through my letter box a brown padded envelope and when I opened it several bars of chocolate tumbled out ..... 'nom nom nom'..... 

The company who sent me this glorious mail drop is Chocolate & Love .

Do check out this web site it is a choccy fan's heaven.....

The selection I was sent to sample where:
Coffee Affair: Crushed Diamonds; Orange Mantra; Filthy Rich and Conscious
(click on each of the names to reveal their inner beauties)

Now I mentioned 'sharing' earlier so I thought in true market research style I would not be selfish and share the product and get reactions to the products from others.. namely my Mum, Niece (what a chocoholic she is ... it must be in the genes), her boyfriend and teens boyfriend ... (teen did not want to take part as she only likes white chocolate ... mmm ?? that must be from her dad's side of the family !!)

The age range was 16 - 78... and these are the reactions to the products:

Coffee Affair ~ 'very nice', 'I think it is lovely very milky', ' sweet and full of flavour', 'very nice', 'it's with a bitter kick.. lovely'

Crushed Diamonds ~ 'I like that', 'funny after taste', 'nice, I do like that', 'very sweet, but very nice', 'not keen, don't like the texture'

Orange Mantra ~ 'quite nice, have tasted nicer, rough & sandy after taste', 'bitter and sweet', 'very poor, can't taste the orange', 'very nice', 'mmmmm nom nom nom'

Filthy Rich ~ 'Don't really like this one, too strong', 'best so far', 'extravagant!', 'okay, but a bit sickly', 'don't really like this'

Conscious ~ 'No, no, no', 'Awful, it is evil', 'yeah it is okay but a bit pasty'. 'disgusting!', 'horrible, awful texture and coconutty!'  .... I have a feeling the 'wild blue algae' may have put us all off a little (it is okay in a face mask but to consume takes some getting used to) but also the softness and texture was not nice.

Overall the products where well received (with the exception of the last one)... my favourite was the Orange Mantra by far (yes my comment was mmmmm... nom nom nom).....I would order more and I think as Teen didn't product test and kindly volunteered to record the results of the family market research I treat her to a  White Cranberry Bar' 


Diane said...

I'm with Teen. Just call me 'The Milky Bar Kid'.....

70steen said...

Oh Diane she will be so pleased as not many share her taste in all that is white ... however, this sampling meant all the more for me and my chocoholic niece lol ..

Diane said...

Have you ever visited a Hotel Chocolat shop?
Oh my God, it is chocolate heaven on earth :-)