The Good: Great taste, Comparatively inexpensive option for Godiva fans, Generally good ingredients
The Bad: I could always stand to have them cheaper!
The Basics: Godiva Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars close out my Godiva chocolates reviews (for now) on a high note!
Not very long ago, I had the pleasure of trying Godiva Gems Dark Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles (reviewed here!). My wife bought them for me and she knew of my love for all thinks mint and (preferably dark) chocolate. So, I was appropriately excited when she gifted me the Godiva Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars for the recent winter holiday. Despite my health food reviews of late, I cannot resist a good sweet and I decided to save what I hoped would be the best for last by waiting to try the Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate truffle bar until now.
And it lived up! YEA!
These candy bars were available for approximately $1.50/each when my wife and I found them at Target. Fortunately, I married a savvy shopper and she picked them up for fifty cents each when they were clearance, but this is one of the Godiva chocolate bars worth spending the full buck fifty on. They are that good!
Godiva, of course, is the famous fancy chocolatier known for their gold-wrapped boxes of chocolates which make great gifts for anyone who loves chocolate. They make high-end chocolates, but the truffle bars like this one seems to be their attempt to fit into the more thrifty shopping scheme of Target shoppers. The Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars give that target demographic a taste of the good life at a more affordable price!
The Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars come in a 1.4 oz. chocolate bar that is foil-wrapped. Each bar represents a single serving and Godiva has the truffle bars presented as 1” wide by 4” long segmented chocolate bars. Each segment snaps apart from the bar and features a Godiva “G” stamped into it. This makes the Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars very easy to portion out to have less than a full serving, which is nice for those who might be watching their waistline!
Ease Of Preparation
Eating Godiva Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars is not a real challenge. After removing the wrapper, simply pull out the bar or break a segment off and stick it in your mouth. There is no particularly complicated equation to eating these chocolates. This is an entirely ready-to-eat food!
Unwrapping the truffle bar, the smell of dark chocolate and mint wafts up in the most inviting fashion imaginable. The Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar spells like eye-opening peppermint, chased by a blast of heady dark chocolate. This smells like the best peppermint mocha cappuccino and is a delight to the olfactory sense!
The Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar is just as one might hope for a dark chocolate. The chocolate is firm on the tongue, barely sweet and the initial dry flavor is like tasting a regular chocolate bar after you have burned your tongue. The dry, rich flavor quickly cools in the mouth as the peppermint flavor cuts through and begins to wash over the tongue. The mint flavor chases the chocolate and while it never quite overcomes it, it is delicious and an absolutely amazing blend of mint and chocolate flavors.
There is no aftertaste to this chocolate bar, though it did leave my breath a little mintier than it began, so that was fun!
Godiva chocolates are intended as a dessert product, so anyone attempting to live off them is proceeding under a ridiculous premise! These 1.4 oz. Truffle Bars represent a single serving and those looking for real nutrition will have to look elsewhere. Made primarily of bittersweet chocolate, sugar and cocoa butter, there are still many unpronounceable ingredients in this chocolate bar. This is not an all-natural food product and these Truffle Bars were produced on equipment that forces them to add a disclaimer about tree nuts.
In addition to ingredients I cannot readily pronounce, Godiva's Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars have 230 calories, 130 of which are from fat. A full serving represents 45% of one's RDA of saturated fat and 2% of the RDA of cholesterol. Surprisingly, they are fairly low in sodium with only 50 mg per serving and there are 3 grams of protein to be had by eating a full serving. These are not a significant source of vitamins or minerals, though they do have 10% of one’s daily calcium and 10% of the RDA of Iron.
As a chocolate, Godiva Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars are fine as long as they are stored below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. My wife picked these up for me in May of 2011 and they had an expiration date of December 2011. Honestly, I had mine after the expiration date and it was simply delightful, so I’d not be too worried about the shelf life of these if they are properly maintained.
If, however, they melt, they will stain. Consult your fabric guide if that happens as dark chocolate can be a bear to clean up when melted into light fabrics. Otherwise, cleanup is simply throwing the foil wrapper away when you are done with the chocolate bar.
Godiva Mint Chocolate Chip in Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars are exceptionally good and well worth stocking up on for anyone who loves chocolate mint!
For other reviews of Godiva chocolates, please check out:
Godiva Gems Dark Vanilla Sundae Truffles
Oranges & Cream in White Chocolate Truffle Bars
Vanilla Sundae In Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars
For other food and drink reviews, please visit my index page on the subject! That is available by clicking here!
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