Whittaker has a dark chocolate with orange called zestful dark orange from New Zealand.
It's New Zealand chocolate and the chocolate republic reviews it with Doug from Doug's Republic
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Review: Whittaker's Zestful Dark Orange
Whittaker's Zestful Dark
Posted: 5 October 2010
When I checked the Whittaker web site today, I found that this bar was no longer listed in their product line. I wish I could claim exclusive honors for being the man who got this mistake deported from New Zealand.
price/gram: USD 0.018
Cocoa %: 47
Whittaker's does it again
with their Zestful Dark Orange bar. What I mean by
"does it again" is put another attempt on my life.
Their Rum & Raisin
bar was the first attempt. So bad was that bar that
American POW's in Vietnam said they'd prefer Vietnamese
water torture techniques to be performed on them over being
subjected to another bite of that rum(less) raisin blight.
Whittaker's Zestful Dark
Orange is a more honest effort at killing innocent
consumers. There really are plentiful chunks of
crystallized orange peel in this one. Some, like
myself, would say too much orange. I think there are
more oranges in one of these bars than some orange groves in
central California. And if you haven't learned by now
from reading reviews at Doug's Chocolate Republic, more
isn't always better.
Whittaker's 47% bittersweet
base is good, but it's not that good solo. It
needs something magical to counterbalance the bitter notes
of the chocolate. Orange and raisins might have been
the balancing act this chocolate needs, but not in the form
in which Whittaker's stuffed them in. The raisins in
the Rum & Raisin death bar and the orange in this bar are
just too chunky, the flavors too powerful. I am not in
love with orange in my chocolate, but I have had bars where
orange added a unique scent and flavor to the final mix.
Try Green & Black's 55% Maya
Bar to know what I'm talking about. The best
chocolates I've ever eaten which used fruit in the
combination used the fruit in the background, not the
foreground. This Zestful Orange bar is, you might say,
too damned zesty to go down smoothly, the only orange bar in
existence that you could accurately call a lemon.
it just didn't work. Of
all the Whittaker's bars Aussie Dave sent me, this and the
Rum & Raisin stayed in the refrigerator for weeks. The
combo, as is, was not a match made in heaven.
When I checked the Whittaker
web site today, I found that this bar was no longer listed
in their product line. I wish I could claim exclusive
honors for being the man who got this mistake deported from
New Zealand. I cannot. Plenty of New Zealanders must've lost
their lives first before Whittaker's discontinued the
Zestful Dark Orange for society's
greater good. May all who died, vomited, or lost sleep from coming into contact with this bar be
given a moment of respectful silence.