Texture is an important component too (for me, at least).I tried gourmet chocolate for a short time. Bought the highest praised gourmet chocolate, online. Still have some! I decided it wasn't worth it. There's much cheaper chocolate I like just as much. The fancy stuff often tastes funny, has weird flavors. I think it may have to do with the pollinators of the cocoa plants, seems to me I read that. Of course, they tout the exotic locations where the beans were grown, etc.
The better chocolates have a smooth texture, they break cleanly like glass. Cheap chocolate breaks un-cleanly. This was explained to me by an importer of finer European foods. I was working in his small warehouse one day some ~30 years ago as a temp. He gave us each a quality chocolate bar, a nice gesture. Of course, my agency paid in dollars for the day's work.Texture is an important component too (for me, at least).
Can you recommend a brand in particular? At Amazon they sell quite a few different brands/packages of these evidently? Which do you prefer?
my favourite has always been Peek Freans. They actually invented it.Can you recommend a brand in particular? At Amazon they sell quite a few different brands/packages of these evidently? Which do you prefer?
I had a girl friend who was really into Peek Freans. I'm not finding Peek Freans Bourbon Biscuits, however. Wikipedia is saying that Peek Freens is no more, but split into various other companies. Can the PF Bourbon Biscuit be found?M
my favourite has always been Peek Freans. They actually invented it.
When I need some in a pinch I buy the Brittania brand but they are not as sweet as the Peek Freans brand.
You may need to buy various brands to find something that tickles your fancy.
Peek Freans is now owned by Mondelez International.
This appears to be available in the states at Amazon. The customer reviews (3/5 stars) seems to be meh. Multiple complaints said they arrived crushed, some said they were stale as well.Peek Freans is now owned by Mondelez International.
Not sure about the States but in Canada you can get the bourbon creams in the Assorted Cream bag:
I'm thinking I'll do the Toblerones for halloween again this year. The last couple years I got Schogetten to save a bit of money, but I want to keep it a little unpredictable. The kids liked the Toblerone better anyway I think.But I did buy a Toblerone a while back. I forgot how damn good those things are.