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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.

April 10, 2008

Brunberg Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 7:34 pm

finlandBrunberg is a chocolate from Finland, which is produced in the town of Porvoo. Porvoo has 48.000 inhabitants, and can be found in the south of Finland.

The official name of the product is “Laktoositon Laktosfri Brunberg Tumma Mörk”. The chocolate bar has a weight of 150g.

brunberg chocolate

Brunberg was founded by a bakerman called “A. W. Lindfors” 1871 in the town of Porvoo. In the following 20 years he was able to become the most successful producer of sweets in Finland. In 1928 the chocolate factory was bought by Lennart Brunberg.

brunberg chocolate

My first experience of the chocolate was a lack of sweetness. I was shocked about a real tasteless chocolate.

After one minute the taste changed. There was still no sweetness to taste, but I was able to explore a unique and pleasant flavour of creamy chocolate.

brunberg chocolate

The special thing about Brunberg Chocolate is the unique taste, which is a big contrast to other chocolates. At the beginning the chocolate seems to be quite hard to get used to it, but after a little while you are able to experience a pleasant taste which is so different from all the other chocolates.

It tastes like a cup of cappuccino without sugar. I am still impressed about such special kind of chocolate. Brunberg was really worth tasting.

April 5, 2008

Salmiakki Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 9:09 pm

finlandSuch a chocolate like “Fazer Salmiakki” from Finland, I have never tried before.

Salmiakki Chocolate is filled with salmiac. This kind of thing is a rare mineral composed of ammonium chloride, NH4Cl. Quite unusual for a chocolate filling, and my first bite confirms my thoughts.

salmiakki chocolate

This is a chocolate with a very strange filling. I would describe the filling as kind of “salty”.

salmiakki chocolate

The chocolate around the filling is very good. I have experienced a very smooth milk chocolate with a cocoa content of 30 percent.

salmiakki chocolate

I am sure I won’t become addicted to Salmiakki Chocolate, but it was interesting to taste such an exotic chocolate at least on time in my life.

April 3, 2008

Panda Maitosuklaa

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 6:54 pm

finlandPanda Maitosuklaa is another Finnish chocolate of the Panda series.

Maitosuklaa is a word in the Finnish language and simply means “milk chocolate” in English.

Panda Maitosuklaa has a cocoa content of 30 percent. My first impression was a rough taste.

panda maitosuklaa

The flavour is not too sweet for a milk chocolate. Also the creamy character turns out to be modest.

panda maitosuklaa

At the end of my chocolate experience I would review Panda Maitosuklaa as a chocolate with a solid taste. Not outstanding, but quite good to eat. Not more.

March 26, 2008

Panda Cashew Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 9:21 pm

finlandNow I have tried another chocolate from the Finnish candy factory of Oy Panda Ab, which is located in the town of Vaajakoski.

This time it was a Panda Chocolate with cashew nuts.

The chocolate consists of 30 percent cocoa. At first I have experienced a bit of a rough taste. After a while in the mouth the chocolates becomes more smoothly.

panda chocolate

I don’t know what’s so special about those cashew nuts.  I was not able to experience a certain taste. There was only a very slight taste of those nuts. I could not say it’s a good taste. It has a very slight character, which is almost not noticeable.

panda chocolate cashew

I would say Panda Cashew Chocolate is quite good to eat. I wouldn’t take it for the enjoyment. Just if you are in the mood for chocolate, take it. Not more.

panda chocolate

panda chocolate

March 16, 2008

Panda Mint Chocolate “Minttu Suklaa”

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 10:37 pm

panda mint chocolatePanda Omintakeinen Makeinen Minttu is a chocolate from Finland. It’s a dark chocolate bar with a mint flavoured filling.

The mint filling consists of a liquid mint cream.

I must say that this chocolate is really excellent. Finns know how to make delicious chocolate bars. This is my personal realizing after my chocolate tasting.

panda mint chocolate minttu

Panda Mint Chocolate has a brilliant dark chocolate, and a filling of the finest liquid mint cream.

panda mint chocolate minttu

The only thing which I did not liked, was that fact that I was not able to find the cocoa content of the chocolate on the wrapping. I don’t know the reason for that. The chocolate is brilliant. I don’t understand why the manufacturer is hiding the cocoa content of the chocolate on the wrapping.

panda mint chocolate minttu

But anyway. I have finnished the whole bar in the record time. Panda Minttu is really fabulous.

March 14, 2008

Panda Chocolate Hurmaava Tumma

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 6:34 pm

chocolatePanda Chocolate Hurmaava Tumma is a dark chocolate bar from Finland.

The chocolate is manufactured a little village called Vaajakoski. Unfortunately I could not find any information about this place in the web.

panda chocolate

I suppose “Hurmaava Tumma” means something like dark chocolate. The chocolate looks and tastes quite dark. The cocoa content consists of 49 percent, which surprises me because it tastes like more.

panda chocolate

I would classify Panda Chocolate Hurmaava Tumma as a good and delicious treat of dark chocolate.

The thin plate of the chocolate is a good idea. Panda has a full character and a filling taste. A thick chocolate bar just would be too much.

panda chocolate

I suppose this product could be something for a lover of dark chocolate. If you prefer milk chocolate you wouldn’t be that excited, but still even for a dark chocolate my experience was not that bad. Althought I wouldn’t become addicted.

panda chocolate

Negative point: a bit too close to basely cooking chocolate.

October 19, 2007

Fazer Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 10:54 pm

fazer chocolateFazer is a chocolate from Finland made from fresh milk.

The bar consits of milk chocolate with whole hazelnuts.

The “Karl Fazer” signature has been the sign if Fazer quality since 1891. Fazer Milk Chocolate is made from fresh milk and high quality cocoa beans. Fazer Milk Chocolate has a unique soft and rich taste.

fazer chocolate

Fazer was founded in 1891 by Karl Otto Fazer, a son of Swiss immigrants, in Helsinki. In that time Finland was part of the Russian empire, and not a free and independent nation. Since his childhood the son of a Swiss furrier was interested in chocolates and coffee. He always wanted to learn how to make good chocolate.

fazer chocolate

So Karl Otto Fazer learned how to make chocolates in Paris, Berlin and Saint Petersburg. When he was 25 years old, he returned home to Finland and opened his first coffee house. But his true love was the manufacture of chocolate. Three years later he opened his chocolate factory which exists until today.

fazer chocolate

The Fazer Chocolate has a creamy delicious taste of milk chocolate. Fazer is not that sweet as, for instance, Milka Chocolate. Fazer is really a great chocolate product. Especially the creamy flavour makes this chocolate to a wonderful enjoyment.

September 22, 2007

Geisha Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 8:38 pm

finlandGeisha is a chocolate from Finland, which is manufactured by the Fazer chocolate factory.

Fazer was founded in 1891 by Karl Otto Fazer, a son of Swiss immigrants, in Helsinki. In that time Finland was part of the Russian empire, and not a free and independent nation. Since his childhood the son of a Swiss furrier was interested in chocolates and coffee. He always wanted to learn how to make good chocolate.

geisha chocolate schokolade

So Karl Otto Fazer learned how to make chocolates in Paris, Berlin and Saint Petersburg. When he was 25 years old, he returned home to Finland and opened his first coffee house. But his true love was the manufacture of chocolate. Three years later he opened his chocolate factory which exists until today.

geisha chocolate schokolade

Geisha is made of tender milk chocolate and filled with a soft and crispy hazelnut cream. The chocolate tastes quite alright. I think it’s a bit too sweet, could be more cacao included, and there is too much milk inside.  Not a product which throws me out of my shoes, but a sweet and nice enjoyment for in between.

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