Well it eventually seems as if summer is on its way and although chocolate does seem to fall slightly off the radar in these hot temperatures, nobody really wants a melted bar of chocolate vs a cooling ice cream, there are some flavours which scream summer and still have to be eaten. Therefore I thought it was about time that I cracked open this Delicata Sparkling Happiness Raspberry Cheesecake bar I picked up in Amsterdam.
I loved the milk stroopwafel bar I reviewed here so I had high hopes for the raspberry cheesecake white chocolate bar. The bar is a white chocolate base, with yoghurt powder blended through (I presume to give that slightly tangy cheesecake flavour) with the addition of dried raspberry pieces and biscuit pieces dotted throughout. As with the stroopwafel bar the pieces are really chunky and thick.
I've had experiences in the past where the combination of raspberry + white chocolate can be cloying and throat burningly sweet. Thankfully this isn't the case here, the white chocolate base is really creamy with 25% milk solids and has a very subtle tang to it, the raspberry is sharp and fruity and provides a nice contrast in the bar. The raspberry pieces are distributed evenly throughout the bar meaning you at least get a bit in every mouthful and thankfully they don't impede the texture at all, breaking down easily in the mouth.
However I coudn't help but feel something was missing, cheesecake to me should always have a biscuit element and unfortunately there's only a small bit of it in here. I would have loved to have had a lot crushed up biscuit pieces to add another element to the eat, both in terms of flavour and texture, but unfortunately there's only the odd bit here and there.
It's a really tasty bar and definitely one I'll thoroughly enjoyed eating, I just think it would have been better off named "with Raspberry Yoghurt", as effectively there isn't even really a cream cheese element in here, so cheesecake it is not and would have helped to avoid disappointing us cheesecake lovers.
Taste - 7.6/10 - Creamy white chocolate with a subtle yoghurt tang, freshness from the raspberries.
Texture - 6.6/10 - Felt it was lacking a little in the crushed biscuit department.
Appearance - 8.2/10 - Bar looks great and really good sizeable chunks.
Price - 7.2/10 - €2.49 is pretty good value for money.
Overall - 7.4/10 - It may not have ticked the cheesecake box but it was still a pretty tasty bar.
If you can get past the fact that this is meant to be replicating cheesecake I think most white chocolate lovers would enjoy this.
WHERE TO BUY?
I picked this up from an Albert Heijn store in Amsterdam, I believe it should be avaiable across all of their stores in Holland.