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Review:Whittaker's Bittersweet Peanut Slab
Whittaker's Bittersweet Peanut
Posted: 16 October 2010
It's an even richer background chocolate taste without being too rich. Whittaker's hit the perfect note with this one. Had they gone with their 62% or 72% base, it would've been too dark.
price/gram: USD 0.02
Cocoa %: 47
Just when you didn't think
things could get better, they do!
Whittaker's, as we've already
established, makes )@$(*@($) good
cramming their bars full of 35% peanuts. I
haven't yet seen any competitor be as generous. In the
chocolate world, manufacturers value filling like peanuts,
hazelnuts, and cashews as if they were gold. Each nut
they can cut adds to the bottom line, increases profits, and
makes shareholders happier. Not New Zealand's
Whittaker's. When you look at the price tag per gram, you get
even happier. If I lived in New Zealand or Australia, these little goodies would, unfortunately, become
a harmful part of my daily diet.
Whittaker's regular Peanut
Slabs are not made with the standard creamy milk chocolate
base found in many of Whittaker's most delicious nut bars.
The milk powder content is reduced, and the chocolate flavor
has a slightly weaker taste. That's about my only
complaint with that bar. WIth the Bittersweet
Peanut Slab, you get the same jam-packed 35% minimum content
of peanuts, but with Whittaker's signature 47% bittersweet
base, solving that problem. It's an even richer
background chocolate taste without being too rich.
Whittaker's hit the perfect note with this one. Had
they gone with their 62% or 72% base, it would've been too
The critics are going to
attack me and accuse me of rating this Bittersweet Peanut
Slab slightly higher than the regular Peanut Slab because of
my personal preference for darker chocolate. Up yours,
critics. This is Doug's Republic! Doug has the
final word over here. In all seriousness though, my
personal preference was put on the back burner.
The slightly darker bittersweet chocolate really does work
better with the peanuts than the watered down creamy milk
base. For peanut addicts who think peanuts and
chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly, look no
further. Crunchy choco-heaven has arrived.
Whittaker in New Zealand makes tasty bittersweet chocolate.
YOu been to New Zealand? New Zealad bar in question is the bittersweet peanut slab. Full of rich New Zealand chocolate. The Chocolate Republic
goes to Porirua to investigate. Read Doug at Doug's Republic