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It has been a while since I tried a piece of chocolate from Montezuma and I couldn't help noticing the 'Great British Pudding' theme for their new range of bars. Montezuma, based in West Sussex, trading since 2000, have introduced a wide range of handmade English chocolate bars, truffles and novelty items to help celebrate 2012 and all that is great about London and the UK. Inspired flavours include Spotted Dick, Summer Pudding, Treacle Tart, Lemon Meringue and Apple Crumble. Can they really be as good as they sound?
Venezuelan milk chocolate with a cocoa content of 43%. 'Apple Crumble' is produced using freeze dried apple and biscuit pieces. Unfortunately, this chocolate bar is a case of style over substance. The anticipation that I'm going to taste my mum's apple crumble is blown away immediately. The flavour of apple and biscuit is disappointing and if I'd been tasting this bar blind I'd find it hard to come up with the words 'apple crumble'. To be fair I did taste the apple but this was only after eating half a bar. I think they needed to be braver and go for a tarter apple, perhaps this product is just too hard to source but it was a let down.
Great concept but it didn't have me reaching for the custard!