I was already aware of the ChokaBlok brand of ice cream before I received an email asking me if I’d like to review their chocolate. They didn’t need to ask twice; the delay between their enquiry and my reply saying ‘yes please, here’s my address’ was less than a minute!
And when I opened the post the next morning and this lot dropped out of a mailing sack, you can just imagine my joy.
Luckily the kids hadn’t seen it, so I was able to shove it up on top of the fridge, away from curious eyes and hungry mouths, and have a bit when I fancied rather than have children knowing it was there and whining for it.
I love chocolate but over the years have got a bit fussy about what I’ll eat. I’m not a chocolate snob; sometimes I’ll eat supermarket chocolate because that’s what I feel like but sometimes it’s nice to have nibble on something a little more indulgent. And this chocolate does look special.
As the name suggests, these square bars of chocolate are crammed full of other delicious treats that compliment the chocolate variety they are paired with. I found an entire square could be broken in half which was enough to give me my chocolate hit for the day.
My favourite was the Cookie Crumb Mon-Star, which is a square of white chocolate stuffed with dark cookie crumbs, shortcake biscuit balls and milk chocolate stars. The addition of the biscuit pieces gives this treat a lovely biscuity texture and it went well with my afternoon cup of tea.
I also loved the Gold Digger Dynamite which is a swirly mixture of white and Milk chocolate liberally topped with milk chocolate caramel cups or chunks of sweet honeycomb. I ate this one first and it was absolutely fantastic.
The other two I tried were The Chocolate Extremist and The Rocky Road Of Love. Both of these were great as well, and I’m sure they will be very popular with other people. It’s just Chocolate preference is a very personal thing and I preferred the other two!
I was also sent a Chokablok Gift Box which contains 12 chocolates, 3 each of the 4 varieties outline above. These individual chocolates have soft centres, so are not just a small piece of the larger chocolate squares. They are nicely presented and would make a lovely ‘fun’ gift for someone if you didn’t want to give a traditional box of chocolates.
Chokablok chocolate is made with high quality ingredients which makes all the difference when it comes to chocolate. It’s a real treat for anyone, but I wouldn’t want to buy it to share. Keep it somewhere dark and cool and enjoy it yourself.
ChokaBlok chocolate bloks and gift boxes are now available at Tesco stores (RRP £1.59 for the bloks and £3.99 for the gift box) but remember, whatever you do, KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.