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Home / Doug's Chocolate Republic  /   Review: Chocovic Nayarit

     
Chocovic Nayarit 
Posted: 13 October 2010    5.0 
Chocovic Nayarit Nayarit is probably made with the finest cocoas, perhaps far finer than their competition, explaining the much higher price, but there's no law in the books that says premium ingredients alone produce the best tasting final product.    
Avg price/gram: USD 0.082   Cocoa %: 37  Size: 73g  Spain chocolate 
       


Chocovic's overpriced mediocrity continues with their milk chocolate bar, the Nayarit, with 37% cocoa solids, more than competitors Green & Black's and Whittaker's, whose milk chocolate bars were in the same parcel.

The cost per gram of Nayarit exceeded the cost per gram of the G & B plus two Whittaker bars.  No problem wanting to charge me an arm and a leg.  French restaurants do this all the time.  They'll put a cracker and a snail on your plate and charge you USD 100.  But at least the food is good.  Chocovic, on the other hand, can't produce the blow-your-brains-out quality at these prices.  Why would you lay out these prices to buy something that tasted like this?

I've tasted other brands who, with 35-36% cocoa solids, can make their milk bars taste very rich indeed.  Whittaker's is one such brand that brings out the flavor from their roasting with only 33%.   Nayarit is probably made with the finest cocoas, perhaps far finer than their competition, explaining the much higher price, but there's no law in the books that says premium ingredients alone produce the best tasting final product.   Premium ingredients are just the first step.

It took me three days to get through this tiny 73 gram bar.  I tried offering it to friends, even my cat, highlighting how expensive the bar was.  The friends and my cat tried a small piece, then they trotted to 7-11 for a bottom-of-the-barrel Malyasian-made Van Houten milk chocolate bar they purchased for less than a third of the price per gram.  My cat bit me later for trying to pass off expensive substandard products to her.   

I wouldn't write this brand off.  No one starts a chocolate school in Europe and runs it successfully for 15 years without knowing what they're doing.  But I would write this bar off.  Don't let yourself get milked with this milk.         

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  Spain has Chocovic Selvaticas as a bar. It's Spanish chocolate, milk chocolate, with 37% cocoa solids. Like milk chocoalte? The Chocolate Republic with Doug at Doug's Republic reviews this great bar called Nayarit.