Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Green & Black's: Cherry

I got this bar at Super Stop N' Shop in Yonkers, NY. It was in the organic section. I hadn't had a Green & Black's bar in a long time but 70% Dark was the very first bar I documented as one that I Had Known. I also recommend their Ginger, and Maya Gold. Here is the info:

Green & Black's: Cherry
Cocoa content: 60%
Notable ingredients: organic dried cherries
Blend: none, made in the US (and distributed from NJ!)

The other day I said to my friend that chocolate can never have too many mix-ins. I love to gobble up a variety of things, I said, and I like the texture change. I was wrong, but not VERY wrong. This bar is so cramped with dried cherries that it doesn't even break along the perforations. The cherries are gummy and sticky, each about the size of a dime. They are impossible to tear simply by snapping the chocolate, so I ended up with shards of chocolate with gummy nubs sticking out.

This was the first time I had wished there were fewer mix-ins. I could scarcely find a bite that wasn't interrupted by a thick chew, so I couldn't really assess the snap of the bar. It tasted more like a really chocolate-heavy trail mix, I think.

Of course, dried cherries are delicious and I enjoyed the tartness alongside the mild 60%. I just wanted more of a chocolate experience. For objective taste though, I give this bar a B.

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