None more dark

Or, presumably, more green either:

GREEN & BLACK’S is a chocolate brand founded on sustainable and ethical cocoa sourcing principles, based on our conviction that great taste comes from the finest ingredients. Green symbolizes our commitment to always sourcing ethical cocoa. Black stands for our high quality and the delicious intensity of our chocolate.

The first GREEN & BLACK’S chocolate was created in London by original founders, Craig Sams and Jo Fairley. They launched the brand with an organic dark chocolate bar with 70% cocoa. And today you will still find a dark chocolate bar with 70% cocoa in our organic line!

Now, the GREEN & BLACK’S collection includes a wide variety of offerings, all expertly crafted with hand-selected, ethically sourced cocoa beans and the finest ingredients from around the world.

From developing our unique chocolate recipes to selecting ingredients like hand harvested Anglesey Sea Salt and Mediterranean Almonds, we take great pride in creating distinctively smooth and rich chocolate experiences.

That “today you will still” suggests they’ve been around a long time, and, well, 1991 seems quite a long time ago at times.

Still, what does it take to get someone to ante up five bucks for a 100-gram chocolate bar? In my case, it was extreme curiosity:

Our Dark 70% chocolate is made from fine Trinitario cacao beans, providing complex fruit notes and intense bittersweet chocolate aromas.

And six hundred calories, if you care about that sort of thing. The wrapper declares: SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS, if you care about that sort of thing. And really, it’s quite good, much more complex than what those guys at Hershey’s (among others) keep shoving out. There are indeed serious fruit notes, and they manifestly didn’t clutter up the recipe with more than a few percentage points of organic raw cane sugar.

Still: five bucks? And said bucks do not end up in the pockets of a couple of eccentric Brits, but in the deep bank account of Mondelez International, which acquired it from Cadbury, purchasers of the original company in 2006. For now, I don’t really care where it came from, as long as Amazon keeps selling them for $3.24.





2 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    3 May 2017 · 10:39 am

    Crikey, what DOESN’T Mondelez own these days?

    (That said: the sell out is probably why I can get it locally, instead of it being one of those things I hear about but never see)

  2. Holly H »

    3 May 2017 · 11:44 am

    Yes, being cheap keeps me trim. As tempting as an $8.00 restaurant dessert may be, I can resist. This is also why buffets are dangerous for me; gotta get my money’s worth!

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