scores out of 5
paper this New Zealand chocolate bar really shouldn't work,
strangely though, it does. I wouldn't say that it's the best
chocolate bar I've ever eaten in my life, but it takes several
strange elements and somehow makes them work. I'm pretty sure
that part of the reason why it works is novelty, but at least
it's novelty that makes me happy.
The strangest thing
about this bar is that the aftertaste is really the highlight.
Truly the best part of this treat happens about 5 minutes after
you've eaten this bar. This is a pretty unique feature for a
chocolate bar. The most disappointing part of this bar happens
almost immediately, so you have to be a little patient to enjoy
this treat. The disappointment of this bar is the white chocolate.
For some of you white chocolate haters out there you'd probably
argue that any time you bite into white chocolate it's a disappointment.
I disagree, I actually enjoy the subtle creamy vanilla flavour
of a good white chocolate, this bar is neither creamy or vanilla-y.
Instead all you taste is a slight lemon flavour, I think a little
more of a creamy flavour may have worked. Texture wise it's
pretty good, the chocolate is nice and dense, as well as pretty
smooth. There are also some tiny little crackly bits inside,
but I'll talk about that more later on. For the most part the
texture is fine, but nothing spectacular, but the first taste
is kind of disappointing.
The real magic happens
after the chocolate has melted away into your mouth. As soon
as you're over the texture, the cocoa butter lines your mouth
with a wonderful lemon flavour, and it sticks around for a few
minutes. Then all of a sudden, those crispy bits reveal themselves
to you. As it turns out those crispy bits are Pop-Rock like
candies. So your mouth is coated in a wonderful cocoa butter
lemon popping delight. This flavour lasts for a few minutes
(longer than it took me to eat the bar), and literally leaves
you with a wonderful taste in your mouth.
It's a really unique
bar that, once you get over the bland white chocolate beginning,
offers you a wonderful lemon mouth sensation that works really