Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Grown Up Chocolate Company Spectacular Speculicious Praline Cups

It didn't seem that speculoos products were much of a big thing until fairly recently, when Lotus Biscoff spread seemed to hit the market and everyone went speculoos crazy. Having said that, I'm not complaining, I love the spiced, almost caramelised flavour of speculoos, flavour a praline with it and well the idea has me sold.

The Grown Up Chocolate Company Spectacular Speculicious Praline Cups

As with the other The Grown Up Chocolate Company's products I've tried these cups came in a pack of 6, described as "milk chocolate cups with spiced praline filling".

The chocolates are made with a rich 38% milk chocolate, giving them a really rich, "chocolatey" flavour. The praline filling is spot on, it's rich and luxurious and offers the perfect blend between hazelnut and a blend of spices - the mix of 'cinnamon, mace, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom and ginger' provides a spiced depth of flavour and complexity, offering more than the typical ginger or cinnamon often added to chocolate.
The Grown Up Chocolate Company Spectacular Speculicious Praline Cups

I found these incredibly moreish, they weren't sickly in the slightest and the spiced flavour kept me interested and my tastebuds wanting more with their smooth, melt in the mouth texture and nibbly feuilletine pieces on the exterior. However I do think it would have been interesting if maybe some crushed speculoos biscuits could have been added to the praline base, offering a further textural contrast, or perhaps using a caramelised white chocolate coating to add a point of difference to the chocolates and emulating the classic speculoos biscuits further.

The Grown Up Chocolate Company

Overall though they're a tasty product and do what they say on the tin, if you enjoy spiced chocolate then these are definitely one to try!

Taste - 7.3/10 - Rich, creamy chocolate, nutty praline with depth of flavour and heat added from the speculoos spice blend.
Texture - 7.1/10 - Smooth, melt in the mouth praline.
Appearance - 7.0/10 - Look like fairly standard chocolates.
Price - 7.6/10 - £1.99 for 6 is excellent value for money.
Overall -7.3/10 - A twist on a classic praline that hits the spot.
Funnily enough I definitely don't think this one is for kids, I don't think they would enjoy the spiced nature of the chocolate. One for the adult palate I think.


Online at The Grown Up Chocolate Company's website here where they also have details of their stockists.

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