20 October 2010
Review of Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolates
As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I was recently sent some samples of Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolates to try. (I know, it's a hard job, but someone has to do it!) Fortunately for me, they came the day before I was to set out on a relaxing weekend at a women's retreat. What better place or time to try some new chocolates than on a weekend retreat?
Saturday morning dawned warmish and beautiful. The forecast called for rain all weekend so I was delighted to find a sunny spot all to myself where I could ready my book and try these new chocolates.
I settled into a nice adirondack chair which was bathed in sunlight, beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene (in Idaho) shimmered in the distance, popped my iPod buds into my ears, took a deep, relaxing sigh, and tried these chocolates.
For milk chocolate, these were surprisingly good. I am really a dark chocolate fan, the darker the better, so I'm not the best person to be reviewing these, but I did enjoy them. The milk chocolate was extremely smooth and actually melted on my tongue unlike some milk chocolates that don't melt and leave a waxy coating in your mouth. The nut flavors, almond and hazelnut, were also very good. They had nice pieces of nut in them that actually tasted nutty and complemented the chocolate nicely. Another bonus, small sizes make for instant portion control.
If you are a fan of milk chocolate, go ahead and give these a try, I think you'll like them.