Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Green and Black's Tasting Collection

Its the time of the year when Mums get pampered and if as a Mum you are like me, chocolate has its place on Mothers Day.

I was sent the Green and Blacks Tasting Collection of Milk, Dark and White Chocolate with a small Dark 70% Chocolate Bar and Tasting Notes

It contains a mix of twenty four miniature bars and tasting note cards featuring interesting facts, recipe suggestions and flavour combination ideas as well as a map showing in which part of the world each ingredient is sourced.

While nibbling on a bar I learnt that the best temperature to eat chocolate is around 22 degrees Celsius.

Another interesting fact was I should limit myself to just six different varieties of chocolate. Any more and I may suffer tasting fatigue!!

I felt that six was very generous of Green and Black's to suggest in the first place.

My favourite has to be the Butterscotch bar it has a crunchy bite to it, creamy milk chocolate and a lovely treacly taste.

Oh and if you can spare some then how about trying the recipe that comes in the box. Five Minute Chocolate Pots, its simple fast and you can get over the tasting fatigue while you are waiting!

For 6
Preparation and Cooking: 5 + 45 minutes

· 200g Green & Black’s Dark (70% cocoa solids) chocolate, broken into small chunks
· 100ml boiling water
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 125ml whipping cream

1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
2. Take off the heat.
3. Add the boiling water to the chocolate and vanilla extract. The water must be added slowly and gradually to avoid the chocolate splitting.
4. Add the whipping cream Рthe texture should be like that of cr̬me anglaise.
5. Pour straight into espresso cups and leave to set in a cool part of the kitchen for at least 45 minutes before serving.

 A tasting journey around the world to discover the intense and refined flavours of Green &

Much like wine, chocolate has an amazing complexity and depth of flavour. From the velvety sweet and fragrant white chocolate recipe to our smooth and intense dark 85% chocolate


  1. Love green and blacks chocolate - the chocolate pots look great!

  2. Love Green and Blacks chocolate too. I like the idea of a recipe card and information cards in the box.

  3. I am sure I would love the Butterscotch bar! Yummy! :) x

  4. WOW lucky you I adore green and blacks .. if they ever need another tester I am here lol :-)

  5. Indeed vry lucky I adore chocolate and Green and Blacks one of my faves :)

  6. Always love the products from this company.

  7. Wow what a lovely present!
    Although I have to argue that almost any temperature is a good temperature to eat chocolate :D

  8. Green & Blacks,mmmmm! The tasting collection sounds right up my street!!