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Review: Whittaker's Coconut
Posted: 4 October 2010
This one caught me off guard. The toasted coconut, amply included at 18% content, tasted wonderful in the 33% creamy milk, for an overall saturated fat overload. Who'd have thunk it?
price/gram: USD 0.018
Cocoa %: 33
When you live in a tropical
nation, you get used to coconuts falling on your head.
After so many headaches, you open the coconuts up, drink
their deliciously sweet water, and scoop out the soft
Ten years ago, I would've
been more accurately described as anti-coconut. I
wasn't fond of coconut ice-cream, coconut based desserts,
coconut oils (which are actually healthier than official
word lets out), and certainly not of coconut in my
chocolate. With my more open-minded attitude to
coconuts nowadays, I didn't recoil in horror when Aussie
Dave included a coconut bar in one of his parcels. It
wouldn't have been my first pick, but I wasn't going to
donate it to the homeless before opening it either.
This one caught me off guard.
The toasted coconut, amply included at 18% content, tasted
wonderful in the 33% creamy milk, for an overall saturated
fat overload. Who'd have thunk it? The bar
might've survived for an hour before it was consumed in
total. In the past, a coconut bar would've hit the
trash bin before it fully entered my digestive tract.
This was the third Whittaker bar I ever tasted. That
they won me over on a combo I would not have previously
savored impressed me favorably towards this brand -- until I
tasted the rum &
raisin bar afterwards.
For a change from the usual
nut and fruit blends, go nuts with a coconut for a change.
You won't be disappointed.