Green & Blacks Thins Dark Chocolate

Kcal 580 Fat 42.0g Fat(sats) 25.0g Carbs 36.5g

We've always said here @ChocMission that if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing properly and that for us means covering everything chocolatey whether it's good, bad or indifferent. One range you may have noticed being completely indifferent about is the new Green & Blacks Thins line up. We've so far reviewed both the Green & Blacks Milk Chocolate Salt Caramel and the Green & Blacks Milk Chocolate bar for the site (See Here), and we have largely not been fussed by either one of them. To make sure we were staying true to the original incarnation of the site however we thought it only right that we share our thoughts on the final bar in the range - the Green & Blacks Thins Dark Chocolate.

Just as we did the milk chocolate bar we got this dark chocolate variant dirt cheap on a crazy £0.57 one and done mega deal at Tesco - we are still yet to see if this was just a stock clearing exercise! Remember in the likes of Ocado etc it's likely your going to be asked to pay around £2.29 for a single bar - that's more than the likes of Lindt that it sits next to on-shelf. Looks wise we've always said that Green & Black's does little for us. Yes the packaging is more premium then say some of the more family friendly brands such as Cadbury and Milka, but at the end of the say we still think it looks less prestigious than the likes of Lindt.

Checking the back of the pack it made us aware that we were dealing with a dark chocolate containing 70% cocoa solids. This sounded like quite a strong chocolate so we were hoping for quite a strong flavour profile to shine through in the taste test. As we seemingly do with every chocolate we try these days we handed portions out to the team to try and feedback their views. The feedback on the whole was neither all that positive or all that negative. Most thought it was a pretty standard quality dark chocolate however no one in the team said it was all that special. The taste depth was average, despite it's high cocoa content the taste was never bitter, though at the same time not all that strong and some commented that wanted more expression of the red wine and tobacco flavours that lurked within.

Overall the team were unanimous in their scoring of this Green & Blacks Thins Dark Chocolate with all agreeing it was an average at best offering. It seems to be the story of Green & Blacks on this site. They produce some decent enough chocolate but it's never anything that excites or catches the imagination of anyone in the team. To be honest when ever we know we have a new Green & Blacks bar to review its one of the brands that gets our writers excited. It does after a while start to become very hard to write the same thing time and after time and that is Green & Blacks make some god damn average chocolate.

7.0 out of 10