Sunday, July 6, 2008
Brookside Chocolate Bowl Dark Chocolate Pomegrante
If nothing else this candy wins the longest product name spot.
Actually, I have had my bag of BCBDCP (because dammit I am just not typing all that again) in my review stash for a couple of months now. I kept telling myself I was going to break into the pouch but, for whatever reason it just wasn't happening.
I was actually craving dark chocolate tonight and went looking through the stash and decided tonight was the night (cue bad Rod Stewart song here).
sticking my nose into the bag I was rewarded with a nice musky, fruity aroma. No matter how the taste worked out the smell was incredible.
The candies themselves are awkward little orbs of somewhat glossy dark chocolate. The chocolate is a little gritty but there is a surprisingly thick coating of chocolate on each piece. The chocolate is also pretty good. Not overly bitter and there is a decent melt.
Going from the picture on the pouch and from the description stating that the candy had "pomegranate pieces" folded into the chocolate. I had been expecting the candy to be actual Pom seeds covered in chocolate. What it actually is, is more of a "chip" of Pom pectin. That doesn't sound too good, but it does taste pretty spiffy!
It reminded me of a somewhat solid version of Pom-Cranberry juice. Looking at the ingredients, well wouldn't you know there is in fact cranberry juice in the filling.
Even though I was intially disappointed that there were not actual Pom seeds in the candy I ended up loving this candy. I would love to see how it bakes up in cookies so I may do an update once it is under 90 degree's in my kitchen!