Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Review: Ghirardelli Twilight Delight

Lindy's Rating: 5.0 (previously **)
Richard's Rating: 5.0 (previously **)

chocolate makerGhirardelli
barTwilight Delight™
cacao trees(unknown)
size100g ~ 3.5oz
cocoa solids72%
added fatcocoa butter
emulsifiersoy lecithin
other ingredients(none)
list price$3.95

colordark brown
PANTONE 19-1217 Mustang
texturesmooth with text and image imprints, scoring
aromasoil, smoky, coffee, vanilla, spice
tasteraspberry, brown sugar, earthy (all mild)
finishslightly bitter
Ghirardelli's Twilight Delight™ is one of three unflavored chocolate bars in their Intense Dark™ line of chocolates. It has 72% cocoa solids; the other bars are Evening Dream™ with 60% and Midnight Reverie™ with 86%. Note that Ghirardelli has trademarked the many names of their chocolates.

Given our past experiences with Ghirardelli chocolates, Lindy and I had low expectations for this chocolate bar, but we were both pleasantly surprised.

The aroma of the bar was smoky and earthy soil, with coffee, vanilla, and spice. The taste was mild, with the flavors of raspberry, brown sugar, and earthiness. Twilight Delight™ had a smooth melt and short length, and left a slightly bitter aftertaste.

This chocolate wasn't especially remarkable, but Twilight Delight™ is a reasonable choice for an unexpected chocolate craving (along the lines of Lindt Excellence or Green & Black's Organic Dark bars).

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