When I bought the Montezuma Bean Machine bar in Waitrose I couldn’t resist picking up this one which was next to it too. When I first saw the bar, and its name ‘Spice It Up’ my immediate assumption was that this would be a chilli bar, but to my pleasant surprise this is flavoured with ginger.
Taking a look at the bar I was a bit surprised to see the uneven spread of ginger chunks within it. I broke the chocolate into strips for taste testers, and was a little embarrassed to be handing out some strips with no ginger in it whatsoever. We had to do a bit of chocolate chunk swapping to ensure that everyone got to try some, but that really isn’t a good start to a taste test.
My first square was one of the ones consisting of just pure dark chocolate. The chocolate itself had a good, strong rich flavour. There was a slight bitter note, but it had a decent nutty aftertaste that showed off its quality. Notably though I am reviewing a bar called ‘Spice It Up’ and there was no ginger flavour. None. Not even a hint of the stuff picked up from proximity to the other pieces with ginger.
For my second piece I deliberately chose a piece with some visible ginger. The rich flavour of the chocolate worked really well with the tangy, sweet and spicy ginger. The ginger was soft, not chewy and added a lovely warmth to the flavours. This cube of chocolate was absolutely divine, and I desperately wished every piece was like this. The chocolate has all the ingredients to be a superb ginger bar – they just needed to give it an even mix.
Has anyone else tried this bar? Can you confirm if your bar had poorly, but albeit artily, distributed ginger?