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Review: Whittaker's Fruit & Nut
Whittaker's Fruit & Nut
Posted: 21 November 2010
A good chocolate bar is all about balance, and Whittaker's, most of the time, seems to know exactly what they're doing. As far as fruit & nut combos go, this was as good as I've tried.
price/gram: USD 0.018
Cocoa %: 23
Lucky me. In less
than a week I've sampled more than a half dozen decidedly
average Korjap chocolates. "Enough!" I screamed.
I followed those up with three steadily worsening overhyped
German brands. I again screamed "Enough!" As I
was cleaning out my refrigerator last night, in the very
back I noticed a bar of Whittaker's Fruit & Nut. It
must have been there for the last month or two, tucked there
by me when Aussie Dave sent a prior parcel of Whittaker's
over a month ago and since forgotten. I've been trying
to add more fruit to my diet. Why not start now with a
Fruit & Nut bar?
The Whittaker's Fruit & Nut
is not comprised of Whittaker's typical creamy milk
chocolate base of 33%. It doesn't even use the
regular milk chocolate base of 24% you'll find in their
No. Whittaker's had adjusted the blend to 23% and used
milk solids of 21%. They're just as generous with the
fillings as they've always been, using an equal amount of
raisins (14%) as they do almonds.
I'm not, by trade, a fruit &
nut lover. Put fruit in my chocolate or, better,
put nuts, but not both. I now think my bias was
formed because all prior combos that I've tried were made
with inferior milk chocolate and improper balances of the
fruit and the nuts. Whittaker addresses the
world's gross imbalances with this bar and makes the planet a better place
to live in.
This bar proves my prior contention that Whittaker's would've been better of
leaving the rum out of their Rum &
Raisin fiasco and just using raisins. A good chocolate bar is all about
balance, and Whittaker's, most of the time, seems to know exactly what
they're doing. As far as fruit & nut combos go, this was as good as
Whittaker in New Zealand makes tasty milk chocolate with fruit and nut - raisin and almond.
YOu been to New Zealand? New Zealad bar in question is the fruit & nut. Full of rich New Zealand chocolate. The Chocolate Republic
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