Green and Blacks Chocolate
is among the best chocolate in the world.
First of all, it's organic. Now I don't go overboard on such things, but I tend to think that reduced pesticide residues is a good thing, but it's not generally enough for me to buy a product. I mean, Pesticides are usually not very good peoplicides. But it means the ingredients are better; for example they use raw cane sugar which is going to be slightly higher in minerals and adds flavour.
Secondly, it's a fairtrade chocolate. This means that the producers get more money- cocoa bean producers are often poor, so that's fine by me. But again, I've never met them, so I don't care so much. Doubtless because of this, it's a little more expensive than normal chocolate, but not incredibly so.
Thirdly, it's just amazing chocolate! It comes in 3 main varieties, (but the varieties are growing and evolving as this chocolate appears to becoming more popular). They are:
- 55% cocoa with a spicey orange flavour (its supposedly based loosely on the mayan recipe) a.k.a. maya gold
- 35% cocoa milk chocolate
- 70% dark chocolate
The orange is really nice, albeit incredibly strong. A few small squares is enough. I used to buy this; it's really nice, but after a while I decided it was really too strong, but I still have the occasional square sometimes.
The milk chocolate is awesome, rich, sweet, milky and incredibly chocolatey; the extra ~10-20% cocoa above normal chocolate really does add a fantastic taste.
The dark chocolate is least remarkable, the flavour is pretty similar to any other 70% strong dark chocolate, rather bitter, but somewhat addictive due to the caffeine and mess of other chemicals in any good chocolate (small traces of cocaine- all good stuff ;-) )
Still, any Green & Black chocolate for my money is an experience; you may or may not like it, (the milk chocolate is by far the most accessible, although the orange comes close) but you'll be glad you tried it.