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Black's Mint (Fondant)
Green & Black's Mint (Fondant)
Posted: 20 October 2010
It's a great mix -- the mint fondant with the 70% dark organic chocolate.
The sweet all -natural peppermint filling tempers the dark chocolate flavors.
price/gram: USD 0.035
Cocoa %: 70
Green & Black's and I were
lovers for a brief spell during my younger and more immature
chocolate days 5 years ago. I've since moved
onto darker, sometimes less organic pastures, but when the
opportunity arises, I give the old lover a repeat spin.
Lately, Alabama Al, a diabetic choco-lover from Birmingham,
married four times, with sixteen children (three
illegitimate), mailed me one of
these G & B's Mints, telling me, "This'll blow your mind,
man!" Alabama Al did a lot of drugs in the 1960's.
It doesn't take much to blow his mind anymore.
New lovers were in my fold by
now. I had spurned G & B already for richer bars
packed with denser fillings. But when a
no-strings attached bar arrives on your doorstep, awaiting a
sampling, you don't worry about the repercussions of
cheating. You indulge.
Of all the previous bars I've
sampled at the Chocolate Republic, the Australian-made
Extra Fine Mint
by Nestle is the most apt comparison to this one. Like the G & B
bar, the Nestle Club bar has 70% cocoa. Both come in
100 gram sizes, and both cost about the same. The
difference is that that the Nestle Club bar is mint infused,
and the G & B bar is not. It's composed of small
70% blocks stuffed with peppermint fondant made from organic
peppermint oil. Not ever being a lover of liquid
fillings, I expected to be feeding this bar to the rabid
Thai dogs which sleep (literally) on the streets over here.
Nonetheless, I bit into it so I could tell Alabama Al to his
(virtual) face that I tried it at an attempt to blow my
Well, one bite led to two
which led to three. And it would've led to four, but
my girlfriend grabbed the remaining bar out of my hand, said
it was time for bed, and dragged me upstairs. I gave
the bar a conspiratorial wink, a sign that we would meet
again in my mouth early the next morning when the girlfriend
It's a great mix -- the mint
fondant with the 70% dark organic chocolate. Dark
chocolates were always G & B's strong points, not their
average milks. In my past reviews, it was G & B's
85% that got the better
marks. The sweet all -natural peppermint filling
tempers the dark chocolate flavors. The resultant
combo is better than the 70% Dark solo.
For lovers of mint and
chocolate or just lovers of chocolate who merely like mint:
get your lips and tongue around this bar. The cool British
organic seductress is back in town!
Green & Black's make chocolate for the UK and elsewhere. Their 70% Dark Chocolate has mint fondant. It's
organic chocolate, dark, 70% cocoa, with mint fondant. Do you like dark chocolate? Chocolate republic with Doug
at Doug's Republic loves it.