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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Zotter Schokoladen

The latest Rare Birds Find email - in combination with this recent post of unbridled lust by the always reliably chocolate-smitten Dame Honoria - has led me to a list on the Cybercandy website of Zotter's chocolate bars in, erm, unusual flavour combinations.

Celery, truffle and port wine; banana curry; coffee plum with caramelised bacon; date and shiitake; tomato and liquid olives....

Ok, they're not all quite that odd. Lemon curd-filled chocolate sounds like a good plan, as does blood orange flavour.

According to the good people at Cybercandy, this is what's written on each wrapper:

"Tips for Indulgence

In order to discover the secret of the taste of chocolate, it is recommended to first let the chocolate "breathe" at room temperature and then to nibble it in small cutted pieces. For even a small piece of Zotter chocolate has enough powere and intensity to convince."

So, now that our curiosity is well and truly whetted, and given that there's a real-life, bricks and mortar Cybercandy shop in Brighton, all we need to do is find a Brightonian chocolate addict to do a taste-test for us. I wonder where we could find somebody fitting that description...?

The Editor


Blogger marmiteboy said...

Curried chocolate. Hmmm I'd give that a go. Chilli and chocolate are ace together.

10:54 am  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Indeed they are.

I am less sure about the bacon, mind...

10:59 am  
Blogger DD said...

Wot no marmite chocolate?

Banana curry chocoloate sounds fab.

1:48 pm  
Blogger Jess said...

Chocolate cookies dipped in marinara sauce are surprisingly good, so I could buy chocolate with curry. And probabably would!

4:35 pm  
Blogger marmiteboy said...

I had a Japanese girl comment on my Myspace oage once who accidentially mistook Marmite for Chocolate spread. I bet she was surprised!!

8:28 am  
Blogger Katie said...

Gosh. Hello. Sorry for the delay. I've been organising pig carcasses.

(I wish this were a joke.)

Now, I've never bought any from CyberCandy but somebody nice once gifted me the beetroot one, and it comes recommended. As I recall there are some very alcohol ones too. A red wine one, which was OK, and a champagne one, likewise. The beetroot one was best!



1:38 pm  
Blogger Katie said...

OK, I've found the site, and these are the ones I've tried

Marc de Champagne

Beetroot with Galangal

Sour Cherries with Seasame

Schonberger Red Wine

Of those, the Beetroot one was best. The Sour Cherry one was quite good but a bit dull. The Champagne one was forgettable and the Red Wine one good but stupidly rich. Bear in mind they are all rich to a point beyond belief.

You do realise the best chocolate ever - also found in Brighton - is Montezuma's. And they deliver. I'd have Montezuma's over Zotter any day of the week. Nutmeg chocolate is heaven. Nutmeg hot chocolate is strangely disappointing in comparison, but chilli hot chocolate is ludicrously good. The turtely bananas are also quite brilliant.


2:04 pm  

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