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Day 221 – Jaffa cakes

It’s been a while since I’ve had jaffa cakes, yes orange and chocolate, one of my favourites. Though these Free to Enjoy ones came at quite a price HK$49 for the box! Seriously? And as you can see they’re only thin little things, I had to put one out to compare the size – we felt a bit jipped. They were a little dry too. But it didn’t stop us from finishing the box very quickly, moreish little things they were. But still bloody ex.

Rating: 2/5

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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in cake, chocolate, gluten free, milk, orange

 

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Day 173 – Super deal

After lunch we were sauntering around three sixty today and of course ended up browsing through the chocolate selection, which has extended it’s display to accommodate the Easter delectables.

Then we saw these….

What a deal!! $5 for Green & Black’s Maya Gold, an ultimate favourite of mine (as per post #17 ). Provided the expiry date is this Saturday, there’s still a good 4 days till then! So two slabs were bought and they’ve pretty much been consumed with a little help from some other dark chocolate lovers. Any friend of chocolate is a friend of mine.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in chocolate, dark, orange, organic

 

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Day 152 – Happy pancake day!

Pancakes for dinner? Why not!

My house host kindly picked up some gluten free flour so I could join in the merriment of shrove tuesday, and boy did we enjoy them! We didn’t even bother making a stack to sit down and eat, but took turns at the griddle while the other ate away. The pancake mixture was actually really good for gluten free stuff, you couldn’t even taste the difference! After scoffing down a few savoury ones I decided to get in on the dessert flavours. First up was a sugar, lemon and fresh blueberries one which went down a treat and while the next pancake was cooking away I set up for the filling…

Giant slab of chocolate? If only. It was the cutest and smallest grater I’ve seen and it helped in creating this –

Yep… banana & chocolate. But it wasn’t just any chocolate, it was dark orange chocolate! And being finely grated really brought out the citrus flavour. Divine.

Rating: if I must, 5/5

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2011 in chocolate, dark, orange

 

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Day 150 – Dark oj

Decided to get into this dark orange today as I seem to be building up quite a stash –

I don’t even remember how I came by this one, Newman’s Own Organics. There seems to be a growing number of products readily available that are organic and affiliated with some environmental organisation or something… this one is indeed organic and rainforest alliance certified. Maybe there are more people becoming earth conscious and active. That’s a good thing.

This chocolate being only 54% wasn’t too dark nor was it that sweet. Perhaps with the organic nature of all the ingredients (organic evaporated cane juice, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin and organic vanilla) the flavour is a little less intense. I’m not saying it was bad, I did my fair share of damage in the first sitting! It’s a solid piece of chocolate, that requires quite a bite, and it’s subtleness makes it easy to eat. I didn’t notice much of an orange flavour.

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2011 in chocolate, dark, orange, organic

 

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Day 140 – Meeh

Another gift for my chocolate collection, Hershey’s 65% cacao orange.

Not really one to go for the Hershey’s brand, but being dark orange, I couldn’t refuse. I must have not had high expectations given the shoddy photography, and it was no surprise that they really didn’t rock my world or do anything for that matter. These were small squares wrapped in lots of paper, which make me think of pillow chocolates you have in those plush hotels suites.. but I’m sure they’d leave better quality treats!

ok I know it’s purely subjective and there are many people who enjoy them. But also, a lot of people are happy with mediocrity. er.. I’ll leave it at that.

Rating: 1/5 – I like orange things

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in chocolate, dark, orange

 

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Day 133 – My rock

Yes it’s the same chocolate I keep going on about… just in a different shape, and it still tastes so gooood! Thanks to my Bowen Rd buddy for this one:)

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2011 in chocolate, dark, orange

 

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Day 129 – White beauty

This beautifully packaged chocolate is by a Japanese brand Mary’s – cle de cacao.

As you readers know by know, white chocolate is not a favourite of mine, but this one was white orange peel, which I’ve never come across it before, so I had to try it!

I must say this is one of the better whites I’ve had. Smooth, light and surprisingly not very sweet at all! The orange peel added texture and zest, making it a delight on the palate. It’s only a small package and it’s one I’m trying to savor slowly as I don’t know when I’ll ever get to have it again.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2011 in chocolate, orange, white

 

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