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November 15, 2008

Leaf Royal Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 6:26 pm

leaf royal chocolateLeaf Royal Samettinen Maitosuklaa is a small chocolate bar of just 42 gram from the Finish town of Turku. “Leaf” is the name of the chocolate factory. Unfortunately I was not able to find more informations about this company. All I have found was in Finnish language. But I do not understand this language.

Leaf Royal Chocolate consists of 35 percent cocoa. The chocolate is not too sweet and not too bitter. Well balanced I would say. Remarkable only the unique taste. The taste is different in comparison with Central European milk chocolate bars.

leaf royal chocolate

I don’t know what it is. Maybe the milk is not from cows? Or they have different cows? Or maybe the milk of the chocolate is from elks? Who knows? Everything is possible!

leaf royal chocolate

I would desribe the chocolate enjoyment as thin milky and creamy. I hope this sounds not too stupid. I want to say that there is no full taste of milk chocolate. I was not able to experience a full aroma. The aroma was meager and thin, but that does not mean this chocolate is bad. No way. It’s just … different.

leaf royal chocolate

Like I said before  Leaf Royal Chocolate is well-balanced. There is a creamy flavour, which is not too insistent. I would describe this product as an understated chocolate. Nice to eat, not disgusting, but of course also nothing very special. Acceptable chocolate from Finland.

2 Comments

  1. Hi! As far as i know the history of Leaf is very variegated and originally the name of the company is American. Nowadays the Leaf headquarters are in Holland and some candy factories here in Finland are part of the concern. Anyhow, for some reason it’s Panda chocolate factory (not part of Leaf) who make this Royal Chocolate for them. The chocolate gets its special flavour from whey powder.

    Comment by Q. — November 16, 2008 @ 7:06 pm

  2. This was originally a two layer chocolate, what is missing now is the somewhat darker bottom layer. I guess a two layer chocolate was too expensive to manufacture? The factory that originally produced this was called Hellas and was (despite its name) really located in Turku, Finland. Hellas was part of a bigger company, Huhtamäki, which bought Leaf (a known American company that produced Milk Duds etc.). Because of bad management, Huhtamäki sold Leaf to the Netherlands and the once great conglomerate became a pure packaging company. Leaf closed the chocolate factory in Turku and started sourcing this chocolate from Panda. This chocolate still tastes exceptionally good together with a cup of good coffee. It was much better when it was a two layer thing though.

    Comment by T. — February 4, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

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