19 July 2011

Berger - Cherry & Coriander Seed Chocolate [Germany] [By @Cinabar]

This fine chocolate bar is from Germany, and my dad kindly picked it up for me on his travels. I hadn’t heard of the make Berger before, but I have to say I like their ideas for flavours, and I love the concept of cherry and coriander seed being combined in milk chocolate.
The bar has a smart cardboard sleeve, and is wrapped in a layer of posh grease proof paper underneath. When I opened up the bar I found that it is quite a thin bar of chocolate that was also supported by a piece of card. I noticed that despite it being quite thin, it was still a filled chocolate bar, with a layer inside with the cherry / coriander seed mix.
The flavour hadn’t been what I was expecting at all. The milk chocolate was the predominant taste, it was smooth, milky and gently sweet. The milk chocolate was clearly a good quality variety. There was also an aromatic taste mixed in, but it was rather mild. I could taste the coriander seed as the main taste, but there was a subtle deep fruitiness from the cherry too.
The chocolate was pleasant and enjoyable, so I guess there are two ways you could look at this. If you judge it on its own merits, it is a good bar of chocolate, with a well balance but mild aftertaste that plays smoothly with the main flavours. The chocolate is a good quality bar with an easy to eat flavour.
The problem arises from the bar’s variety, and the picture of the juicy cherries on the front of the wrapper. If you wanted a zingy sharp cherry taste, with some herbal flavours mixed in you may well be disappointed and just find the whole flavour a bit mild and almost boring.
Personally I enjoyed the chocolate, but can’t help feeling that if you create an interesting flavour combination that people would want a fuller taste, and that Berger played a little too far on the safe side.
By Cinabar

1 comment:

Lot-O-Choc said...

I love finding different chocolates in different countries to try! Cherry & coriander sounds intriguing!