“ Brand: Newtree / Type: Bar „
New Tree Lavande Chocolate - Tranquility
This is available at Sainsbury's supermarkets, where it cost me £1.94 for an 80 gram pack.
The box is a white background, with a photo of the chocolate at the bottom, a sprig of lavender and the text printed in fresh green. The outer box is cardboard.
The company that makes this is called 'New Tree' and I must admit to never having heard of them before, but was intrigued by the idea of chocolate flavoured with lavender.
On the front of the packet it states "Chocolat au lait a la lavande" which of course translates to "Milk Chocolate with Lavender" and it is made in Belgium.
The information on the back of the pack says that it contains no less than 33% cocoa solids, and other ingredients in the mix include 'natural lime blossoms extract' and vanilla, amongst the more usual cocoa, sugar and butter etc.
All the ingredients appear to be very natural, even if they are not healthy- 559 calories per 100g, although intriguingly, the bar also contains 16% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin B12, just to balance things out a bit.
The inner packet is a sealed foil bag, and the chocolate itself is presented in a slimline bar, divided into little rectangles.
Sharing it between myself and my parents, we all took a bite: only one of us, however, could detect any taste of lavender at all - apparently, this was just a hint, rather than anything definite, and no-one could taste anything remotely like lime flavour.
Oh well, it is still chocolate: The chocolate had that 'European' flavour - if you are a regular chocoholic, you will know what I mean. There is Cadbury's (English, sweet, sugary, milky, comforting) and then there is European - obviously higher in quality, but less sugary and creamy. Depending on what you prefer, you will find this a positive or negative. We ate the whole bar, but it wasn't the best chocolate we have ever had.
Will I buy it again? Probably not, as it didn't deliver that unusual taste that the name promised, and it was quite expensive for just a milk chocolate bar. At the same time, it was a nice, good quality treat.