Saturday 7 January 2017

Today's Review: Dove Strawberry & Cocoa Almond

Here's an interesting little bag of chocolate treats I picked up in B&M. Dove is a chocolate produced by Mars that is pretty much Galaxy by a different name, but in this bag it's draped over some other stuff, so this isn't your average chocolate bar. Here we have cocoa dusted almonds, and chocolate covered strawberry flavoured cranberries.

Yeah, that's right, strawberry flavoured cranberries. I'm not sure why that's the case, perhaps dried strawberries were too expensive, but cranberries taste pretty good on their own, right? Why do you need to pump strawberry flavouring into them? As such, they're not the most authentic of fruity pieces, but there's a certain juiciness to them, so they're not bad. The chocolate on top is pretty good, nice and creamy, and it's layered on satisfyingly thick as well. It does mask the taste of the fruit a little, but it's not a particularly bad thing. The almonds are an interesting addition. I'm not adverse to a nut, but the cocoa dusting makes these even dryer than just plain almonds, and while they do provide a nice hint of nuttiness, they don't really add much to the overall flavour, I think I'd rather have stuck with the chocolatey fruit pieces. This isn't a bad bag, but some of the stuff in there seems unnecessary. By all means hunt it down if you like your nuts and dried fruits though.

My rating: 3/5

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