November 1, 2012
The chocolate CD done by the Slovenian chocolate manufacturer Cukrcek is a nice gift idea for musicians or music lovers. The chocolate is carefully filled in a CD cover.
The taste of the chocolate is milky and creamy. Later, when all the chocolate in the cover is eaten, you can put your own CD inside the cover. It’s a very funny idea of the Slovenian chocolate maker.
The chocolate cd cover from outside.
A look inside the cover, and …
… a look inside the chocolate.
The final conclusion: looks fine and tastes good.
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September 10, 2012
Another unique chocolate creation of the Slovenian chocolate manufacturer Cukrcek. Banana fruits with chocolates. Ingredients are: banana, sugar, cacao butter, milk powder, emulser, lecithin, vanilla, and cacao solids 25 percent minimum.
There is a very sweet smell inside the box. The soft banana pieces are coated in white chocolate. The filling consists of a dark mass and small banana pieces. You do not see the banana, but you taste them. They have a very strong flavour on the tongue. When all the chocolate melted, it’s possible to bite the rest of the banana pieces. A very interesting experience. Chocolate bananas with a more genuine character than those chocolate bananas of Casali I know from Austria.
The unopened fruit with chocolate box from Cukrcek.
A look inside the box.
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August 18, 2012
The lilac pack of Milka Choco Wafer includes 6 wafers in a coin form, filled with cocao cream and coated by Alpine milk chocolate.
I start to take the first bite, and already experiece the fine Alpine milk chocolate before. The wafers are crispy, and the last flavour in my mouth is the cocao cream, which serves as the perfect filling.
The wrapping looks already promising.
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6 x 30g wafers in a coin form.
A closer look.
A look inside the chocolate wafer. Delicious cacao cream filling.
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July 3, 2012
Hofbauer has a very big name in Austria for chocolates. The chocolate box “Hofbauer Wiener Composition” is the crowning of Viennese chocolate art. Reason enough to take a closer look into the box, and introduce those delicious products to the visitors of international-chocolates.com.
Hofbauer stands for the finest chocolate art since 1882!
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The box in a clear blue.
The first look inside the chocolate box.
A closer look on the chocolates.
This chocolate is called “Einspänner”. Tender melting coffee truffle in white chocolate.
This one is called “Orange Dessert”. Fruity orange marzipan in dark chocolate. You can taste the high quality dark chocolate. The perfect candy!
Wiener Schmankerl. Hazelnut crispy nougat cream in milk chocolate.
Baci is nougat with a whole hazelnut.
Wiener Nougat is the finest three layer nougat.
It’s very soft, and gone on the tongue soon.
This is a milk truffle dessert. The half of it.
And here we have the Franz Schubert chocolate.
It looks like that: the finest nougat orange cream.
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May 19, 2012
Cukrcek Dark chocolate with Teran from Slovenia. The chocolate was also in the parcel which I have received directly from the manufacturer.
The introduction on the back of the box is as follows: Unquestionably Teran is a Slovene wine speciality. Teran is wine, produced on the Kras plateau, from the grapes of the wine Refosk. This is a red sort of wine, heavily influenced by the fact that it grows on Terra rossa, which is an unique soil when it comes to wine growing.
Teran is rich in antioxidants that fight the free radicals, prevent against cancerous and other disases and are even said to slow down the aging process. The vintage aroma and taste of the wine come from the sun that in the summer shines over all the vineyards in Slovenia.
It’s difficult to taste something out of the Teran flavour inside the chocolate. For me it’s a good dark chocolate.
Black chocolate in a black wrapping.
A look inside the chocolate.
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May 13, 2012
Another delicious chocolate I got from Slovenia. White chocolate with blackberry. The backberries are inside and on the bottom of the chocolate bar. The surface is plain and has the engraving of the manufacturer.
Well, what can I say. The chocolate tasted brillant. The blackberry pieces had quite proper sizes. It just took a very short time and the whole bar was eaten.
On the back of the chocolate box I could read following information:
White chocolate with blackberry
A fresh blackberry is a sweat [sic!] fresh fruit which ripens in the summer and which was recently indentified as one of the best weapons against cancer. A study has shown that blackberries contain the highest amount of antioxidants and very significant anti-cancer properties.
The package of the chocolate: “ko razvada postane navada”. Bela cokolada z robido.
The back of Cukrcek white chocolate.
A look inside the chocolate. The blackberry pieces are located on the bottom.
Conclusion: Another fabulous chocolate from Cukrcek. Cukrcek white chocolate with blackberry has the right sweet, and the blackberry pieces are the right crowning of a great product.
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April 4, 2012
Cukrcek Chocolate from the company called “Benedict” is the first Slovenian chocolate here on this website. I got those delicacies unrequested by mail from the manufactuer. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT!
There several chocolate bars with different flavours in the box. I decided to start with the “white chocolate with orange”.
Before some words about the manufacturer. The company called “Benedict podjetje za notranjo in zunanjo trgovino, d.o.o.” was founded in February 1991 with a starting capital of 8.763,14 Euro. Bededict d.o.o. is located in the capital Ljubljana. Their chocolates are made by hand with “love and devotion”, how they wrote on their website.
The Cukrcek chocolate makers put a lot attention on the raw materials, which is always important for a proper chocolate bar. The chocolate is made only from cocoa that originates in Latin America and is grown on plantations of Caribbean islands (Aruba, Cuba, ….).
Alright, enough words about it. Let’s take a closer look on the chocolate. On the top of the box I can read something in Slovenian language: “ko razvada postane navada”. On the back I can read some informations in English language.
White Chocolate with orange:
Orange is a popular winter fruit, quite well known in Slovenia. It is the most spread citrus fruit in the world and is produced in diverse variants. Some oranges are yellow and some are red. Various parts of an orange can be used for medicine purposes, primarily the peel of the unriped fruit, the leaves and flowers of a bitter orange. The healing power of oranges strenghtens our immune system and has an anticancerogenous effect. It prevents strokes, diabetes, and many other chronic diseases. Historically oranges are deemed as saviours of sailors – the consummation of oranges prevented sure death by scurvy.
Ingredients: sugar, cocoa butter, skimmed powdered milk, emulsifier: lecitin, vanilla, orange. Cocoa solids: 25 percent minimum.
Net content: 85g.
So how does it taste? It is a tender flavour at the beginning. Some seconds later I have experienced a strong taste of orange. The chocolate is not too sweet for a white one, and the orange flavour is unmistakably. My wife also tasted some lemon, but I wasn’t able to do that.
Cukrcek white chocolate with orange is a brillant chocolate creation. I would buy that without any doubts. Well done, Slovenia!
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October 12, 2010
I really can’t remember where I got that small 56g bar of US-American chocolate. But it had a long shelf life. It was laying almost one year in my office and is still valid until February 2011. 6 more months.
The full name of the bar is “Amano Artisan Chocolate Montanya Limited Edition Handcrafted Dark Chocolate”. The cocao content amounts 70 percent and was made of premium beans from the mountains of Venezuela. On the backside of the wrapping I read following informations: “Accesible only on horseback in the mountains of Northern Venezuela are several family-owned cocoa plantations. Here I discovered a limited supply of truly exquisite cocoa beans. We are the first to make a single origin chocolate from these precious beans. Our vintage process gently accentuates their finest flavours. The result is a remarkable chocolate with flavour notes of apricot and marshmallow that you will find enchanting. Amano Artisan Chocolate is dedicated to reviving the art of making fine chocolate from the bean. We craft our chocolate in small batches only from the finest cocoa beans, pure cane sugar, and whole vanilla beans. I hope you enjoy our chocolate.”
Well, what should I say. At first the chocolate tastes quite neutral. Later, after one or two minutes melting on the tongue, I experience much more flavour. A bit vanilla is recognizable. As the bar is very small I only take very small bits and try to enjoy best I can. I must say, if you know the story of this chocolate, the flavour is quite interesting. It also has something slight of blue berries in the taste. Also for the huge content of cocoa the taste is not too bitter. A quite good chocolate product from the USA, but of course, I have experienced much better chocolates in my life. It was not the best, but rather good.
The second wrapping of Amano Artisan Chocolate.
… and finally the broken 65g bar. Amano Artisan Chocolate is manufactured in the 85.000 inhabitant town of Orem in Utah. The chocolate factory is located about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains.
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September 27, 2010
After a very long time (more than 7 months), I had the pleasure to taste a new chocolate again. It was a chocolate from Sweden, from the town of Malmö in the south of the country. I can’t remember where I got it from. I suppose it was a present from a Swedish friend, who knows I like to try new chocolates from all over the world.
The cocoa content of the chocolate was quite high. 70 percent. So you are might able to imagine the taste. Typical dark chocolate taste. The plate was quite thin though. I would label it as a good and solid chocolate, but nothing outstanding. Maybe I am already too much used to dark chocolate. But Ritter Sport tastes better. Sorry Sweden.
On the backside of the wrapping I can read following things: 1888 – The Swedish Quality Chocolate. At malmö Chokladfabrik we have dedicated to recreating an old tradition of quality chocolate making. Around 100 years ago chocolate was pure and prized for qualities beneficial to health. However, during the 20th century it was often transformed into candy; lower cocoa content, with more sugar, more fat and foreign additives.
The front side of the Swedish chocolate. The net weight amounted 80g.
The story continues … 1888 ORIGIN, by conrast, contains only cocoa and unrefinded cane sugar which, we believe, results in superior taste, aroma and a smooth, natural texture. Our chocolate is made in small, hand crafted batches and conched (stirred) until it is “just right” which may take several days! Skilled chocolate experts monitor this process with care, a process inspired by the tradition started in 1888 in the chocolate factory in Malmö, using original recipes from a century ago. To continue this tradition is our mission!
Maybe 1888 Origin Malmö Chokladfabrik Chocolate usually tastes better. I made the mistake to keep it in a warm room during summer. Much warmer than 16-18°. Now I read on the wrapping that the right temperature is very important for this product. So maybe it’s a bit unfair to review a chocolate which had the wrong storage. I will probably never know the real taste of 1888 Origin Malmö Chokladfabrik Chocolate. That’s life …
The sight after I have received the first wrapping.
Finally I am ready to take the first piece …
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February 13, 2010
Milka Toffee Caramel Cream Hazelnut Chocolate is one of the latest chocolate creations of Milka. The product consists of a whole hazelnut, milk cream, and caramel cream. The chocolate is tender as always for a Milka chocolate bar. The filling tastes very soft and melts very quickly on the tongue. The last experience is the whole hazelnut in the centre. A quick bite and another piece of Milka Toffee Caramel Cream Hazelnut Chocolate is gone.
A very sweet taste characterizes the product.
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