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Review: Bendicks Bitteroranges
Posted: 13 March 2011
Bendicks isn't deceiving the senses, like Lindt would, with artificial orange-chili flavor. It's obvious you're getting the real thing from the very first taste, a burst of extravagant orange, the sweetness dimmed as it should be by the 95% cocoa solids. That delicious orange taste lingered long after as the sun set and the stars sparkled overhead.
price/gram: USD 0.034
Cocoa %: 95
Bendicks came out of nowhere
to attack and win over my taste buds. I didn't
expect to enjoy the
Bittergingers Banker Bobb gave me as much as I did. I
like ginger as much as the next guy -- but in my Chinese and
Indian food. Ginger in chocolate is not a
fantasy of mine.
And I used to not be much of
fan of orange in my chocolate either. Over time on
this Republic, I've been
blessed with orange in chocolate that's been very good.
I've also been assaulted
with orange that put my taste buds in a coma.
Banker Bobb knew I enjoyed
the Bittergingers. As I came home a few days ago, he
ran inside and handed me half a pack of Bitteroranges. He and
his wife had devoured the other half of the pack.
The Bitteroranges are the newest treat in Bendicks' line. The Bitteroranges use the
same Bendicks formula: incredibly bitter 95% cocoa
solid chocolate surrounding an intensely strong-tasting
fondant. Neither the fondant or the chocolate on its
own would lure sweet tooths out of bed. Together,
people would run marathons to get their hands on them.
The Bitteroranges' fondant is
made up of "tangy orange oil with a hint of chili."
The ingredients show orange peel, lemon peel, citric acid,
and chilli extract. Bendicks isn't deceiving the
senses, like Lindt would, with artificial orange-chili
flavor. It's obvious you're getting the real thing
from the very first taste, a burst of extravagant orange,
the sweetness dimmed as it should be by the 95% cocoa
solids. That delicious orange taste lingered long
after as the sun set and the stars sparkled overhead. I
could have mixed myself an orange juiceless screwdriver, and
it would've still tasted good with all the orange flavor
still packed into my mouth.
The British don't have much
to be happy about. The weather's cloudy,
the cost of living is high, the women are pale and ugly. Bendicks' bitterlines of chocolates made the British people,
well, less bitter. People would awaken, remember they
were still living in Britain, cry, but eat a Bendicks to
make the pain go away. The Bendicks treats are
still there to distract, but they're no longer British
August Storck KG out of Berlin owns Bendicks today as a
subsidiary of their Storck UK operations. The Germans
made life hell for the British over the course of two world
wars. Bendicks is the Germans' chance to say sorry --
and make a fondantload of profits.
Bendicks from England makse dark chocolate with orange fondant and they call it Bitterorange.
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