I've been working my way through that box of chocolate from Green & Black's and I have a few bars to report on. First up -- the Ginger bar.
This has been my favorite from the box -- an organic dark chocolate bar with lots of crystallized ginger bits mixed in. The ginger had such a nice fresh zing! Just a perfect complement to the bitter dark chocolate. I also like how the ginger is a bit (just slightly) chewy. I think that if you like ginger, you'll love this bar.
Next up -- Mint Bar. This is an organic dark chocolate mint bar with a soft mint center. Not unlike the Caramel Bar (which I previously reviewed), it is composed of little individual chambers which hold the filling and you can break off a piece and save the rest of the bar for later -- a very nice feature. The chocolate has a nice bitterness in contrast to the center which is subtle, sweet and has a floral note which was quite strong. While I liked this bar, I wanted the mint filling to be more substantial, more minty. Having said that, I ate the whole thing quite happily!
I've said before how much I *love* the Green & Black's White before -- well, the Milk bar reminds me alot of the White bar. Not so strange really when you look at the ingredients. It's basically the same bar with "Organic Chocolate Liquor" added -- so it will come as no surprise that I liked this bar too. Now, I'm not a milk chocolate fan, but this is a bit darker than your usual milk chocolate and you can also tell that it's higer quality than your average chocolate bar too. While it is sweet, I found it to be more milky than sugary and I was really able to taste the vanilla.
I also wanted to say a little something about the company -- as you can see, these bars that I've been writing about are all organic. This is something that I've really started to become interested in and I'm happy to find such a high quality product (and such a yummy one!) with this designation. They also have a chocolate bar -- Maya Gold -- that is designated Fair Trade. This is something else that I think is important, and I'll be discussing it more when I talk about some future chocolate companies. You can read more about G & B's Fair Trade polocies on their website.
That's all for today. I hope I didn't make you too hungry. Now go out and get yourself some chocolate!