Beech's Fine Chocolates have released a lovely new chocolate bar range for 2014. There are six varieties; Lime & Chilli Dark Chocolate, Natural Ginger Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Anglesey Sea Salt Milk Chocolate. The whole range is made with 100% natural ingredients, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. All the dark chocolate varieties are suitable for vegans. Each bar is 60g, perfect for sharing or for two individual servings, and costs £1.50.
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Isn't the packaging gorgeous? I love the colors used, and the intricate design patterns looks both contemporary and traditional at the same time. My favourite is the Lime & Chilli Dark Chocolate bar (top left corner) which has a gorgeous red and green colour scheme and bold paisley print.
Firstly a review of the milk and white chocolate selections, all made with the finest natural ingredients.
The Milk Chocolate and Anglesey Sea Salt Milk Chocolate bars are both made with 30% cocoa solids, which has a wonderfully smooth and creamy flavour. The addition of the Anglesey sea salt in the second bar provides a salty edge which really highlights the sweet flavour of the chocolate. It can be an acquired taste but personally I love the combination of sweet and salty flavours in chocolate, and it's been wonderfully executed here by Beech's. Even my husband, who doesn't usually like this type of flavour, very much enjoyed this bar.
Milk Chocolate: 109 calories per 20g. Rating: 8.5 out of 10.
Anglesey Sea Salt: 109 calories per 20g. Rating: 10 out of 10.
The White Chocolate is a supremely creamy and sweet bar with a delicious vanilla flavour. It's a great choice for anyone who is a fan of white chocolate, the all natural ingredients used really elevate this into the highest quality white chocolate. Even though it's the sweetest bar of the bunch, it's not overly sweet or too sugary, emphasizing the natural vanilla flavour within.
White Chocolate: 112 calories per 20g. Rating: 9 out of 10.
Next up, the gorgeous trio of vegan approved dark chocolates.
Like the two milk chocolate bars, these dark chocolates bars all have the same outer appearance, very glossy and inviting. The flavours however, all provide quite different experiences. The dark chocolate used in each bar has a 55% minimum cocoa solids base. I've always enjoyed Beech's dark chocolates, they have a rich depth of flavour and a sweet edge without any bitterness at all, and I was pleased to see that this continues in their Dark Chocolate. The Natural Ginger bar builds on this delicious dark chocolate base with a warming spicy flavour that fans of ginger will love. The Lime & Chilli bar might sound like a flavour too far but it actually one of my overall favourites from the range, mainly because of the gorgeous sweet lime flavour which comes through from the outset. The chilli flavour comes through as a secondary flavour with an initially mild heat that builds slightly in intensity, but perfectly compliments the dark chocolate.
Dark Chocolate: 110 calories per 20g. Rating: 9 out of 10.
Natural Ginger Dark Chocolate: 110 calories per 20g. Rating: 8.5 out of 10.
Lime & Chilli Dark Chocolate: 110 calories per 20g. Rating: 9.5 out of 10.
Overall we were all impressed by this new chocolate bar range from Beech's Fine Chocolates. I've always enjoyed the high quality of the chocolate they use in all their confections, so I'm pleased to see this extended into this gorgeous range of chocolate bars.
Products sent for an honest review.