Swiss brand Van Houten has been producing chocolates since 1828 and is actually well known for it’s chocolate drinks. Interestingly, founder Coenraad Johannes van Houten used his experience as a chemist and a chocolate maker to treat cocoa mass with alkaline salts, removing the bitter taste and making it more water soluble, which is known as “Dutch process” chocolate!
These semi-sweet almond chocolates were enjoyable. The creamy chocolate was sweet enough and the coating generously covered the full almond nut. Always a popular option for nutty chocolates, this almond chocolate was a pretty good contestant.