Dolfin came out with a bunch of limited edition flavors this past winter, following the footsteps of their limited edition flavor released from that post summer. Considering they’re such foreign manufacturer, it means we get the chocolate here in the states a little on the late side (I didn’t find these until spring!) but as long as I eventually get to taste them, I’m not complaining.
This “Winter Emotion” bar is “milk chocolate with rooibus”. I’m confused by this a little, since rooibus is an African plant and has nothing to do with winter in my mind.
The chocolate is a nice medium brown color. I see dark flecks in it that I’m assuming are bits of the rooibus tea. I sense cream, caramel and earth in the aroma. It’s unusual. I’m reminded of a cup of earl gray tea with lots of milk in it.
The flavor is very earthy. I get notes of wood, pine needles and moss in this. There’s also flavors of cream, caramel and sweet chocolate. The texture is odd, as the chocolate texture is great because it’s so smooth and rich. The strangeness comes from the rooibus pieces, as they make it feel like I’m eating pine needles mixed into the chocolate. It’s extremely gritty and scratchy, and I don’t enjoy it at all.
This chocolate bar needs more flavor intensity and less texture. It does live up to it’s name of “winter emotion” as I do feel cold towards it.
Rating: Might Eat Again
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