Monday, 29 December 2014

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh by Rococo
Officially it is still Christmas and there are a few more days to go! 

So, with that in mind and before we stagger into the New Year there is still an opportunity for a swift review of a 'blinging' dark chocolate Christmas bar from Rococo Chocolates, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. 

Obviously, there are religious connotations going on here but, I'm sure a bar of chocolate wasn't on the Three Wise Men's gift list when they visited the young baby Jesus. But, who knows....

Gold! Yes, no expense has been spared and they really have served up some 22 carat gold leaf bringing a little bling into our world. Ok, so its a trace but its awesome.

Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia and is well known for its use by religious orders as incense. Approximately 1,000 tonnes of resin are tapped from trees each year and its becoming harder and harder to locate. The tree can be found in the most inhospitable places and can literally grow out of solid rock. Somalia is the biggest exporter of the resin. 

Myrrh is another aromatic resin taken from the thorny tree, Commiphora Myrrh. Also found in Somalia. In traditional Chinese medicine Myrrh is classified as 'bitter' and 'spicy' having the ability to assist with the body's circulatory problems.

The bar was originally created by Rococo in 1996. Presentation is excellent and the dark chocolate is shiny and snappy with a subtle orange aroma. The gold adds nothing to the flavour but provides a little luxury. A 65% cocoa content means that the dark chocolate melts quickly with a hint of bitter sweetness combining deliciously with the orange. I'm not sure I'm picking up the woodiness from the Frankincense but overall this a great bar of chocolate. Priced at £4.95/70g. To buy click here. You still have time....

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