I need something to cheer me up. I’m not trying to find an excuse to have chocolate – you never need one; if you want it, eat it. But right now I want something that’s good, something I know I can rely on and trust to taste so amazing that it just takes my mind of whatever I’m feeling and all my attention is focused on enjoying that piece of delicious goodness.
Being born and partially breed in NZ, I have a natural affinity to quality food, dairy products – cheese and ice cream, coffee, clean air, grass, space… (the list can go on) but of course good chocolate. One of my classic favourites is Whittaker’s which is made in New Zealand by J.H Whittaker & Sons Limited since 1896. With numerous blocks of varying flavours, it’s not uncommon to find a pile of these gold blocks in the pantry. I think the record for us was 18!!
My rock of chocolates is Whittaker’s Zestful Dark Orange. Yes. Dark, orange and amazing.
Described as ‘orange peel in dark chocolate block’, it’s best eaten at room temperature and there are no unwanted surprises. The dark chocolate is smooth and creamy, and the glazed orange peel is evenly distributed throughout to add a lovely texture and flavour. It’s a nice one to share (holding onto a 250g block of chocolate is a bit piggy), but I’ve found a lot of people don’t like orange flavoured chocolate… or maybe it’s only those people I offer and I do so knowingly. ha
In HK it can be found in a few places: NZ Focus, a NZ concept store in Causeway Bay and in threesixty. Look out for it, or any of it’s siblings, you can’t actually go wrong with Whittaker’s.
Rating: it’s realiable, it’s trustworthy, it’s off my scale:)