Sunday, April 23, 2017

C is for Chocolate

I'm very much a fan of chocolate, so when Easter comes around I like nothing more than a huge Cadbury's Easter Egg. Cadbury's has always been my favourite chocolate but I'm not very fussy, I often have Galaxy or a supermarket own brand instead.

JD has always said he doesn't think I could tell the difference between the brands if I didn't know what I was eating so I had to put my chocolate-lovers reputation to the test.

Quite nervously too, because previously I've completely failed to tell the difference between Pepsi and Coke and between various flavours of crisps! Plus we're always laughing at people on Eat Well For Less when they have no idea their favourite brand has been swapped for a cheaper option. Not so funny now!

We picked a variety of higher end, regular and cheaper chocolates to try.


We had:

Galaxy
Cadbury's
Lindt
Tesco mid range
Asda value range
Hotel Chocolat
Thorntons

We chopped the chocolate into small pieces to disguise it even more. Any chocolate aficionado can tell the difference between Cadbury's chunky bar and Galaxy's smoother rounded bars.



We took turns trying each chocolate and guessing which was which. All while blindfolded. This is serious stuff!



The results:

JD was the winner guessing 4 correctly and the rest of us recognised 3 of them each.

Most importantly, I recognised Cadbury's chocolate. I completely mixed up Hotel Chocolat and Asda value, so I don't seem to know which is good quality and which isn't. We all liked the Asda value chocolate which is impressive as it's only 30p a 100g bar. I found the Thorntons chocolate quite tasteless after trying the others.

My reputation is intact for now, I can smugly claim to know my favourite chocolate without reprisal from JD. It probably won't last long if we do more taste tests though!