Plush chocolates are a 100% Fairtrade chocolate company that sell a range of chocolates produced & made in Belgium using cocoa beans sourced from the Ivory Coast, their chocolates range from boxes of truffles and Belgian chocolates to these new little petals that I was sent to review. They are going to be launched in 2 main flavours : white chocolate with raspberry & rose, and, milk chocolate with strawberry and geranium.
The white chocolate with raspberry & rose were the first one to cross my lips, I've never tried any particularly floral chocolates before and was hoping that what I was tasting wasn't going to be like an experience of my nose being doused in perfume! They are definately catered towards the female market, being presented in a lovely little handbag style like box and decorated with lovely floral patterns.
On opening the bag you can see that you approximately get about 10 petal like shapes, you aren't particularly hit with any strong aromas of anything so I hoped that the taste would make up for it! The size of the petals is perfect, the are quite flat but still provide quite a substantial bite to them and have lovely pieces of freeze dried raspberry spread throughout; on tasting I was extremely pleased that the white chocolate wasn't overly sweet, as you know I am not the biggest fan of white chocolate due to my experiences of overwhelming flavours of sugar burning my throat but these petals thankfully weren't like that. They provided quite a mellow creamy white chocolate flavour balanced out with the flavours of raspberry and rose running through them.
Although I was pleased with the white chocolate flavour I would describe these petals as quite mellow & gentle, they don't pack a punch of loads of flavour and if you are expecting big tangs of raspberry then you may be a bit disappointed that these don't come through until the very end and even then only last a couple of seconds at most. Ultimately these petals are tasty, they would be nice to nibble on maybe during a film but I would have liked to have seen maybe a bit more flavour beyond the white chocolate to give them a bit more depth.
Taste - 6/10 - I loved the flavour of the white chocolate, it's not often I find a white chocolate that doesn't make my mouth burn, but I would have liked maybe a bit more raspberry & rose flavour running through them.
Texture - 7/10 - A nice creamy milky texture running throughout the puddles with the occasional crunch of the freeze dried raspberry melted perfectly on the tongue.
Appearance - 8/10 - The packaging was lovely, definately suited towards their target market.
Price - 7/10 - At £4.50 these aren't overly expensive and definately good for anyone who loves buying Fairtrade produce.
Overall- 6.7/10 - These are lovely and definately would make a perfect gift for a nice lady in your life but I just think that maybe these are chocolates you might just eat as a snack rather than to enjoy the true depth of flavour that unfortunately these were lacking slightly.
To see Plush's full range of chocolates you can visit them here at www.plushchocolates.co.uk