Saturday, 28 May 2011

May 28th: '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Edition 74 - Suntory Sparkling Chocolate Soda

SITE UPDATE

Hi All,

So another week passes on ChocolateMission and I hope you lot were pleased with the reviews you got this week.

Following on from the packages I got from Hotel Chocolat etc the week previous, I this week managed to lay my hands on some goodies from Ritter Sport, American Soda and Thorntons. I don't want to spoil the review, but the Thorntons Liqueur chocolate provided a rather humorous evening ... that stuff is way, way to easy to drink :D :D

Apart from celebrating Manchester United's 19th Premier League title (sorry I had to drop that in there!!) it has been a relatively quiet week for me. Good luck to the United lads versus Barcelona tomorrow - lets hope we are toasting victory with pints of Thorntons Liqueur chocolate (the thought of that makes me feel queasy haha).

Want to know what to expect for this Bank Holiday week? Well Monday will see the return of Hotel Chocolat, Wednesday will see the ChocolateMission debut of a well known UK chocolatier, and lastly Friday you should be getting my low down on the latest Ritter Sport offering.

Have a top Bank Holiday weekend - Please take a look over to the newspage for the latest Chocolate covered news :D

JIM

SNACK OF THE WEEK ..... a new part of '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' which will feature any manner of snacking product I have been products munching on in the weekKcal 49 Fat 0.0g (per 100ml)

Well isn't this all a bit clever eh!? I've flipped the tables on yesterdays drink flavoured chocolates, with the 'Snack of the Week - a chocolate flavoured drink :D A stroke of genius come on :D Taking the limelight in '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' Edition 74 I present to you the Suntory Sparkling Chocolate Soda.

A few days ago I gratefully received 6 bottles from my pal Peter at J-list who insisted I try out these 'cool new sodas' that he was selling on the site. Now we all know I normally don't review drinks, however I sort of broke those rules with my Hot Chocolate reviews earlier in the year. After a short duration in the fridge I cracked open one of these and poured the contents into a glass as pictured above. I don't like my fizzy drinks too highly carbonated - this Suntory offering was just about right and I was pleased with the level of fizz. Taste wise the drink had a strong vanilla led flavour set (very much like cream soda), however there was definitely a suggestion of chocolateyness left in the mouth once it had slipped down.

Overall it was a unique tasting soda that was on the whole enjoyable and thirst quenching. Would it replace my normal choice of fizzy drink? ... the almighty Pepsi Max? Probably not, but I would see it as a more than viable option if I did fancy something a little different.

7.2 out of 10


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