My latest batch of goodies from the team at CandyPirate included the York Peppermint Pattie - a dark chocolate covered peppermint confection produced by Hershey.
It came in a foil wrapped 39g serving - a size that was just about right for a single serving. The foil wrapper ensured that the product retained what was quite a fresh taste though the product didnt actually retain much of an aroma - I was expecting a very pungent minty smell but this was all but absent; the product did have a slight cocoa scent but even that was not particularly strong.
Looking at the nutritional information, although this bar packs plenty of carbs, the fat and calorie content is remarkably low - ideal for a lighter chocolaty choice. As you can probably guess the main constituant of the bar is of course sugar - this was always going to be unavoidable due to the nature of the 'pattie centre'.
The chocolate provides a pleasant initial cocoa flavour however soon takes a backseat to the more powerful peppermint ingredientt. The chocolate coating is 'semi sweet in flavour' and gives a nice, slightly bitter taste to the contrasting sweet minty centre.
As suggested to me, I chilled this product before I consumed it. This gave the centre a slightly firm texture; unfortunately it did not cure the slight stickyness issue that was always going to be a problem with what is such a sugar based product. Tastewise, despite it being terribly sweet the peppermint centre was pleasant and had a refreshing flavour - thumbs up in this department.
Overall this is a product that if your a fan of mint chocolate your really going to love. The chocolate is of a good standard and gives an initial great cocoa taste. The dominant flavour is of course the peppermint centre which provides a fresh yet sweet taste that makes for a unique and tasty experience. Although not ticking all the boxs in the aroma, texture and asthetic departments this is certainly a product that can be enjoyed by more people than just mint chocolate fans - definatey worth taking a look at...especially if your on a diet ;)
7.3 out of 10
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