“ Brand: Montezumas / Type: Dark „
Montezuma's is one of the companies which sells chocolate which is more luxurious than your average bar of Cadbury's while still remaining within the reach of the average consumer. Therir products are hard to get a hold of, I bought my 100g bar from a small gift shop but I have seen the brand in Tesco too. Those who are concerned about the ethics of mass produced chocolate will be happy to note that as well as being organic the company also support fairtrade initiatives.
Ethical chocolate is all very well and good but if the product itself does not pass the taste test then people are still not going to buy it. The chilli and lime chocolate was meant to be a limited edition flavour which regular consumers wanted to be able to buy all the time so somebody obviously likes it.
The chocolate looks like any other large chocolate bar and is a fairly pale brown in colour and is split into little squares to make portioning it out easier. I can smell the lime from the bar and when I pop a square into my mouth I am taken back to my granny's house and eating chocolate lime sweeties from her stash. The chocolate is very creamy but also sickly sweet, it has no nice bitter note like I have come to expect from good chocolate and quickly becomes sickly but when you examine the packet you can see it only contains 34% cocoa solids when a good dark chocolate contains double that amount. The chilli taste does become more prominent as the square melts and provides a nice warmth but to be honest I would have liked more of a kick. The chocolate leaves my mouth feeling really dry and a slightly bad taste at the back of my throat too.
This chocolate bar is certainly not my favourite, it is not half as good as Green and Blacks for instance which is a similar price. An overly sickly chocolate bar which promises much and delivers very little.