Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate
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Review of "Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate"
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Marmite: supposedly you love it or hate it. I, however, am one of those 'very peculiar' people who are indifferent to the taste of it. I don't dislike it and would eat it on toast or in a sandwich if somebody served it up to me, but at the same time I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it.However, when I saw a bar of 'very peculiar' Marmite chocolate in Selfridges' food hall, I felt that I had to give it a try. I'm no chocolate snob and am perfectly happy with a Kitkat or a bar of Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, so I was a little apprehensive about spending £2.99 on a 100g bar of chocolate that I probably wouldn't even like. Nonetheless, I figured I might give it a go.
The chocolate comes in a package in Marmite's signature colours of black and yellow. The packaging is emblazoned with the words 'very peculiar', which I felt was a very apt phrase for this product, both before and after tasting the chocolate itself. The outer packaging is made of thin card, and the chocolate is foil-wrapped within this, helping to keep the chocolate fresh.When you unwrap the chocolate from its foil casing, there is a noticeably strong aroma emanating from it. If I hadn't known that marmite flavouring had been added to the chocolate I wouldn't have recognised it; but you can tell that the chocolate has been given a savoury twist. The bar itself is divided into easily-snappable thin squares, which in my opinion are an ideal size for those wanting to try out this 'very peculiar' chocolate.
And now the most important thing: the taste and texture of the chocolate. As I said, whilst I don't actively dislike Marmite, I'm not a huge fan of it. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of this chocolate. The overwhelming taste is of chocolate, but it has a nice subtle kick of recognisable Marmite flavour. I was slightly worried that it would leave me with the taste of Marmite in my mouth after eating the chocolate, but this wasn't the case. The chocolate has a lovely texture; it's incredibly creamy and really melts in your mouth. I prefer my chocolate melted so I melted a little bit of this chocolate to sample and enjoyed it more - melting it seems to make the Marmitey kick even more subtle and I really enjoyed eating it this way.So overall, I was pretty impressed with this chocolate. However, now it's time for the million dollar question: would I buy it again? The answer is yes and no. At £2.99 for 100g, it's pretty pricey and I wouldn't buy it for myself for general eating as I know I could get my favourite types of chocolate (Cadburys etc) for a cheaper price. However, I'd definitely buy it again as a present, perhaps for somebody who likes to try exotic new foods, or for a die-hard Marmite fan.
Yes, this chocolate is indeed 'very peculiar'; but it's peculiar in a good way and I'd recommend giving it a try.
Product Information : Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate
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Listed on Ciao since: 14/11/2010