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Whittaker makes milk stuff like dark chocolate with 33% cacao and almond gold in New Zealand. It's New Zealand chocolate through and through. Almond Gold at 62% rocks. Come to the Chocolate Republic with Doug of Doug's Republic

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Whittaker's Almond Gold 
Posted: 6 October 2010  Doug's Chocolate Republic  8.0 
Almond Gold Whittaker's Almond Gold is another one of the company's tiny tasty treats designed to turn you into an addict. Packed into a 45 gram "slab," these bars are the almond version of the company's renowned peanuts slabs, the renown stretching as far as 10 meters off the shore of any New Zealand coast.
Avg price/gram: USD 0.028   Cocoa %: 33  Size: 45g  New Zealand chocolate 
       


Whittaker's Almond Gold is another one of the company's tiny tasty treats designed to turn you into an addict.  Packed into a 45 gram "slab," these bars are the almond version of the company's renowned peanuts slabs, the renown stretching as far as 10 meters off the shore of any New Zealand coast.  There are differences.  It's 5 grams smaller than the Peanut Slab, there are 5% less almonds included than there are peanuts in the Peanut Slabs, and the base is identical to the milk base used in Whittaker's top tier bars:  the cashew nut, hazelnut, and coconut.  The Peanut Slab uses 12% less milk solids.  And the price tag is dearer.  We suspect the reason the Almond Gold slabs come in a slightly smaller size than the Peanut Slabs, but are designed to look almost identical, is so that the price differential is not as great as it otherwise would be if they were sold in the same sizes. 

So, if money is no object, do you reach for the Almond Gold or the Peanut Slab?  I prefer the Whittaker's standard milk base used in the Almond Gold.  The chocolate in the Peanut Slabs seems to be slightly missing something.  Comparing ingredients, it has to be that missing milk powder.  I think it all depends if you're an almond angel or a peanut pleaser.   Myself:  I'm into almonds.   As a kid conditioned to believing Hershey could actually manufacture chocolate, Hershey with Almonds was my favorite.  I preferred it by far to Hershey's Mr. Goodbar packed (microscopically) with peanuts. 

The Dark Almond bar, in my opinion, slightly outranks this one. I cannot make this claim with absolute authority.   Your preference of this one over the Almond Gold will depend on whether you prefer dark chocolate to milk, 62% to 33%, and if you can tolerate getting 2% less peanuts in your darker bar.  Whittaker's doesn't give you something extra without taking something away.   They work a lot like the Godfather.

If your friends have loving nicknames for you derived from anything related to almonds, and you also love to snack on chocolate bars throughout the day, the Almond Gold bar has your name written all over it.  Should you decide not to claim them, I will scribble out your name, write my own instead, and eat them.      

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