Sunday, February 17, 2008

ChocolateBet: February 17, 2008

Chocolate of the Day
3 pieces
Whitman's Chocolates
(Soho Chocolates - Artist Inspired Series - 6-pc box)
1) Raspberry Ganache - Good+; too sweet for my taste
2) Pistachio Nougat - Good +; too sweet; it would be nice to taste more natural pistachio flavor
3) Sea Salt Caramel - OK - Good; too sweet for me; this tasted like a regular low-end caramel, can't taste the salt part - perhaps it was mixed in with the candy too thoroughly.
Weight: 1.65 oz. (47 g.) for 3 pieces (Wt. for total box = 3.3 oz. (94 g))
Calories: 230 for 3 piece serving
Cost: $4.99 (for whole box - 2 srvgs)
Purchased from: Longs Drugs, Mountain View, CA

The packaging for this box/assortment was nice. It was barely recognizable from the old Whitman chocolate packaging of years ago. A shiny snakeskin-textured red box (with an artsy presentation of the chocolates themselves) lives up to the "artist inspired" branding. However, the chocolates themselves didn't live up to the packaging. The three chocolates I tried were too sweet, and lacked the balance and flavorings that would have made them much more enjoyable. With so many higher-end chocolates available now at the corner drugstore, the ones that are heavy on the artificial flavors and sweeteners don't measure up as well.

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