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Available in four varieties:
• 60% Pure Dark Chocolate
• 60% Pure Dark Chocolate with Almonds
• 37% Milk Chocolate with Almonds
• 37% Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts
Premium quality chocolate in 10 individually wrapped bars suitable as a quick snack, a guilty treat, or popped on the saucer and served with your favourite coffee blend.
I have always adored chocolate with nuts in it - from my first Peanut Slab to this amazing selection. IN recent years my tastebuds have really started to appreciate the joys - and health benefits - of dark chocolate made without Palm Oil.
My biggest regret about Roshen's products is that they didn't reach New Zealand 10 years ago, so I could have experienced really amazing choc like a lot earlier.
These bars are such wonderfully naughty little treats... small enough that you don't feel like a glutton but big enough that 2 are a perfect partner to a mug of hot chocolate or a sneaky treat mid-afternoon to help you kick through 3:30'itis.
Of the four flavours I had two that really appealed... both of the Dark Chocolates. The plain choc had to be my top favourite, but only by such a small margin it's almost a photo finish with the Dark Choc and Almonds.
Not only did I find all four flavours very tasty as-is, but I also found them to be amazing when used in food... Because the bars are thin, the nuts are very finely chopped, so an experiment melting them and painting them around the insides of small moulds proved quite viable, as long as I was quick to avoid the nut fragments all sliding to the bottom. A bit of care and attention - something ALL food deserves really - and these worked wonderfully well. I thin filled them with various gel fillings and capped them off with the 'other' variety of chocolate. ie. If the cup was dark, I topped it with light, and vice versa. I also made sure to keep the dark/light with Almonds paired up, and the plain dark and light with hazelnuts paired, to avoid confusing flavours.
I have heard tales of these used in coffee to make Mochas, plans to use them in baking my breaking them into quarters and just shoving them into the hearts of muffins before baking, and even plans to use them in cakes... and to be honest, I already know they'll do great in all these plans. I have plans of my own too...
Overall, great for any occasion you can dream up really, but especially nice to pamper guests with, tucked on the side of a hot cuppa on a cold day.
Even your hips may thank you for these wee gems, in part because you will have plenty of volunteers to help you minimise your intake.
The Roshen Elegance bars were a pleasant surprise, not only because they cant be confused for a child's plastic toy version of chocolate (as so many seem to be these days) but also because these little beauties fit perfectly into the small Sistema containers and can be tucked safely away in your pillowcase in case of emergencies!
Presentation - packaged in a manner befitting the variety name 'Elegance', the stylish presentation makes them very suitable for gift giving and the portion sizes being longer and thinner and well, more elegant than many chocolates, leaves you with a definite feeling of having indulged without actually over indulging.
Flavour wise, the milk varieties seemed to be preferred by the family generally. In these, the flavour of the nuts was more identifiable than in the dark chocolate. It did seem that there was just a hint of some type of 'fragrance' that seemed to enhance the nut flavour.
On the 'down side' , the only criticism, and it is a minor one, is that the flavour of the nuts was pretty much wasted in the dark chocolate.
I would definitely consider buying these again but, given the cost in terms of bang for buck, would be more likely to tuck them away to serve to guests or on special occasions.
It is safe to say that Roshen has got to be my new favorite chocolate brand.
The chocolate is that incredible 'melt in the mouth' type and has none of the nasty after taste caused by those other brands that use palm oil. In fact, that palm oil isn't used in the products right off makes this one of my first preferences.
I also liked the small size, it's great for having a small taste of chocolate without going overboard on portion sizes.
Price wise, I actually think the price is pretty good but I am the sort willing to pay a little more for good quality, good taste and lack of palm oil, all of which are fulfilled with these.
My only wish is that the dark chocolate had more "bite" to it, though I should 'fess up and say that I do like my dark chocolate really dark!
Our favourite way to enjoy these? Shave half a dark chocolate bar over a mocha with the other half on the side to enjoy. Perfect Sunday morning coffee treat!
I've been spoilt by Roshen. I normally don't like too much dark chocolate as you get a bitter after taste but with Roshen i found that i didn't get it. With the milk chocolate ones, i found them to be very creamy and delightfully sinful. I did enjoy the ones with nuts a lot but prefer a chocolate that i can dissolve in my mouth and run over the bridge with my tongue (without cutting the tip).
I did find the packet was a bit on the thin side (good for dieters or wedding gifts) but it excelled in taste and quality. Price to weight ratio i wouldn't look at it, had i not tasted it. I have been buying other chocolates (varying brands) since having Roshen since you can't get it up here and have been disappointed EVERY time.
These would make an excellent gift in a little basket, as a morning tea snack or as a little something at your upcoming wedding.
Ok so you have decided to try Roshen products but not sure which to start with?? Then may I suggest you start with Roshen 'Elegance' dark chocolate with almonds. And if dark chocolate is not your thing then try out the milk chocolate with almonds.
Now to be honest the price may be a little high for what you are getting, but still worth it. I think because you only get 10 pieces and then are very slim in comparison to pretty much most other sweets out there, but they are, as the title suggests, elegant and very very yummy.
These did not last too long, the kids actually enjoyed them with their milos and the teenager finished all but the dark chocolate ones (but this is because he does not like dark chocolate).
For people who are watching what they eat or trying to reduce their chocolate addiction, then these are probably perfect, as the smaller slim size makes them seem less guilty. But do be careful as, although they are small in size they most definitely make up for it in taste, and that could be ones down fall. I ate 3/4s of the dark chocolate & almond ones all by myself all at once. I did not mean too, but they are just so tasty - I am lucky I have a high metabolism, .
A perfect little treat, but I would possibly not purchase often myself due to the price and smaller sizing.
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