Monday, 29 November 2010

November 29th: Chocri 'Jim's Nutty Delight Creation'

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It's been a few weeks now since the famous 'Soy Bacon' incident (See HERE), but I'm glad to say that Chocri return to ChocolateMission today. Indeed, even a score of 4.5 out of 10 for my 'Jim's American Creation didn't put off the guys at Chocri featuring on the website again, and they were more than willing for me to create three new bars which they kindly sent along to me this week. The first one I will be showing you today is a bar I have dubbed as 'Jim's Nutty Delight Creation'. I'm sure many of you will be glad to hear that Soy Bacon was not on the menu for this one :D I went for the far more sensible sounding combined milk and white chocolate base with roasted peanuts, honey wheat flakes, nougat, toffee and peanut butter drops.

Given that I was given a free license to create a bar containing as little or as many ingredients as I wish, I obviously went for the no expenses spared approach :D This bar if you wish to recreate it will set you back £7.10 per 100.0g - you can do this quite easily by entering the code '49t621' where prompted on the Chocri site. In regards to the packaging and presentation, Chocri sent this bar in their new Christmas themed wrappers which I think look very good indeed. As you will be able to see from my photograph, my bar was brimming full of my chosen ingredients - there was hardly space to see the chocolate below which I guess was unsurprising given that I loaded it up with the full five added toppings.

Taking my bar out of it's plastic sleeve, a lovely selection of nutty, chocolate scents wafted over my senses. As I mentioned above I chose to go for the mixture of milk and white chocolate for the base which proved to be a good decision. Like I said in my previous Chocri reviews, the quality of the chocolate wasn't anything out of this world, but the sweet cocoa flavours of the milk chocolate were nicely enhanced by the creamier tasting white chocolate, which itself offered a definitive tasting note of vanilla in the latter stages of it's melt. When it came to the toppings, there were so many of them jumbled together it was more of a 'take each bite' as it comes experience rather than a consistent taste. Ultimately the concoction of toppings made for an exciting and variable flavour extravaganza, though the roasted peanuts, toffee and peanut drops were easily the most definable out of all five when it came to the taste. With that said, it wasn't like the cereal or nougat were lost in the mix, as both added variety to the texture with their contrasting crunchy and soft textures. Although some of my colleagues were a little apprehensive about sampling another Jim's Creation :D the majority of them really enjoyed the nutty sweetness of this latest bar.

Overall this latest creation of mine just goes to prove that when you keep the topping combinations sensible, then Chocri do have a lot to offer aside from their customisation selling point. I thought the blend of the milk and white chocolate in the base was effective, and I would suggest you use this one if you are a fan of both the chocolate types. When it comes to the toppings, out of the ones featured today I would be more than happy recommending the roasted peanuts and peanut butter drops if you are after a nut element in your chocolate. The roasted nuts especially were absolutely superb and were both fresh tasting and crunchy - perfect nuts if you ask me! I don't wish to blow my own trumpet :D but this was definitely the best Chocri creation I have made thus far. The good news for you guys is that there are another two more to come in the next few weeks. I won't reveal exactly what they are, but I will tell you that both are Christmas themed - Chocri have just added some extra special Christmas toppings on their site. More Chocri and Jim's Creations next week.

8.0 out of 10



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