Don't worry this isn't turning into a fish reviewing blog! These are still all chocolate and have no extract of fish whatsoever unlike the Zotter bar, thankfully, and are another delightful chocolate treat from James Chocolates, with no hint of disgusting fishy flavours this time round my taste buds were thanking much more excited & pleased with this chocolate fish tasting excursion!
The packet of fish contains 10 dark chocolate fish, 2 wrapped in a wonderful shiny red foil, with the dark chocolate being infused with Moroccan spices, oils & a hint of chilli, I think these are definately going to be the kind of product you are going to love or hate..a bit like chocolate marmite really. Firstly I loved how these were presented, I thought they looked something a bit different, and as you all know I love anything chocolate that's shaped in a novelty way..as long as it tastes good of course, and thankfully these really pleased my palate.
On opening the box you are greeted with a wonderful strong smell of chilli and on breaking a fish in half, I know, how cruel, you can see some delightful sesame seeds lurking inside. On placing the chocolate into the mouth you are first hit with the wonderful sweet woody tastes of cinnamon, as the dark chocolate melts the flavour turns deeper and richer before leading way to a wonderfully warming yet spicy experience introduced by the chilli with slight hints of cumin that offer a nice extra kick.
I would describe this as a gorgeous warming chocolate for the taste buds, perfect to warm you up on a cold night or to offer something a bit different, don't worry chilli haters though, the flavours never become too intense and are nicely mellowed by the dark chocolate.
The melt in itself was good, not particularly the best I've had, it was slightly dry, but I certainly wouldn't complain and once the chocolate has all melted down the back of your throat you are left with a nice selection of crunchy sesame seeds ready to be enjoyed! For anyone who likes a slightly different experience when eating their chocolates I would certainly recommened these, they offer something a bit more unusual compared to your usual chilli & chocolate combo.
Taste - 7.3/10 - Nice, warming, spicy flavours complemented with the deep dark chocolate.
Texture - 7/10 - Slightly dry but liked the addition of the crunch added by the sesame seeds.
Appearance - 8.5/10 - Really cute, unique presentation, also thought it offered appeal with the inclusion of the 2 wrapped fish.
Price - 7.1/10 - These are £6 for 130g, I probably wouldn't buy them for myself but they would make a nice gift for someone else.
Overall - 7.5/10 - A nice diffferent novelty product, you don't particularly see many novelty shaped chocolates with such different flavours.
If you want to have a look at James Chocolates you can visit the website at www.jameschocolates.co.uk