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Whittaker's Bittersweet Peanut Slab 
Posted: 16 October 2010    8.5 
Whittaker's Bittersweet Peanut Slab 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.    
Avg price/gram: USD 0.02   Cocoa %: 47  Size: 50g  New Zealand chocolate 

Just when you didn't think things could get better, they do!

Whittaker's, as we've already established, makes )@$(*@($) good Peanut Slabs, 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 dark.

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.

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