As you may have read on this blog I love, love, love peanut butter! Especially when paired with chocolate and although fudge isn't a complete chocolate product the fact that these Fudge Kitchen Peanut Butter fudge sticks are partially dipped in milk chocolate makes them more than good enough to review on this blog in my opinion.
"A finger of fudge just got a major makeover. Your favourite smooth,
gourmet fudge half dipped in a perfectly partnered shell of chocolate;
and presented in coloured paper twists in a beautifully gilded flip top
box. They may look simply too good to eat, but are simply too good not
Peanut Butter dunked into thick Milk Chocolate. It doesn’t get much
better: comfort confectionery at it’s finest, here given a gourmet
Ok so the description sounded like heaven. I had high hopes. Opening the box each individual fudge stick is wrapped in a see through cellophane (not coloured paper twists?). Although these fudge sticks are dipped in chocolate it is unfortunately only a very small amount, almost like the top of a matchstick, I would have at least liked to have seen them half dipped!
The fudge itself is fairly soft and cuts easily, with a melt in the mouth texture. However I did pick up on a slight graininess to the overall eat. Nevertheless it was the flavour which I found the oddest, it had an almost artificial peanut butter flavour to it with an odd aftertaste, but no artificial flavourings are used in the product.
The milk chocolate didn't make things any better as the layer is so thin it doesn't contribute to the eat. Now that's not to say the taste is altogether awful, it's just a bit weird and didn't massively satisfy my cravings for something peanut butter flavoured.
For £5.00 for a box of two unfortunately I think there's a lot better peanut butter products you can get out there, especially after the delight that was this Chocolate Deli Milk & White Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
Taste - 4.5/10 - A bizarre peanut butter flavour with an odd aftertaste is probably the best way to describe it.
Texture - 6.8/10 - Slight graininess to the eat but overall okay.
Appearance - 6.2/10 - Would have liked a bit more of the product dipped in chocolate.
Price - 4.2/10 - At £5.00 for 2 sticks I don't think it's great value for money.
Overall - 5.4/10 - Slightly odd.
Maybe for those who don't have as high expectations for peanut butter products.
WHERE TO BUY?
A lot of department stores sell Fudge Kitchen products or you can buy online from Fudge Kitchen's website here.