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24 August 2015

Chocolate Is A Girls Best Friend...*

Dino's Beauty Diary - Chocolate Is A Girls Best Friend*

Chocolate is a girls best friend. That's the saying, right?! Well, it definitely is in my case! But reviewing chocolate? That is definitely something new, for me anyway. After hosting the #BloggersUniteSummer15, each blogger was gifted a bag packed to the brim with goodies. One of those items was one of these tubes of mouth watering chocolates - Montezuma's 'Dainty Dollops'.

Dino's Beauty Diary - Chocolate Is A Girls Best Friend*

Montezuma's is a British family brand, founded fifteen years ago with the hopes of bringing fresh flavours to the chocolate market. Both the founders, Simon and Helen, are lawyers turned chocolate makers (dream job anyone?) with a passion for creating new and exciting chocolate that they themselves would enjoy. Just a question for you both - do you by any chance need a chocolate tester? I can provide great references! 

For the event, we were very kindly sent two flavours of their new range 'Dainty Dollops' - 'Fragrant Geranium' and 'Exciting Chilli & Mango'. Each blogger received one of these flavours - however we had a few no-shows on the day, and so the three of us managed to have one of each flavour.

Dino's Beauty Diary - Chocolate Is A Girls Best Friend*

No other after-dinner chocolate will do after you have experienced the strange and mysterious world of the all new MKII dainty dollop. These chocolate discs may be bite-sized but they pack a flavour punch far beyond their circumference.

The chocolates come in a cardboard tube with different coloured lids - each one signifying a different flavour. On top of the two flavours we received, there are five more; 'English Peppermint' (Green), 'Spiced Spanish Orange' (Orange), 'Italian Almond & Vanilla' (White), 'Grapefruit and Chinese Ginger' (Yellow) and 'Hazelnut & Colombian Coffee' (Purple).

Each dollop is big enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and is around a centimetre thick. To me they look like oversized and thickened dairy milk buttons! Each one is marked with the Montezuma's logo, which makes them look more like a high end chocolate that you wouldn't necessarily find in your everyday supermarket.

Dino's Beauty Diary - Chocolate Is A Girls Best Friend*

'Fragrant Geranium' Milk Chocolate*

Milk chocolate with a gently fragrant rose geranium ganache.

Whilst these are labelled as milk chocolate, to me they definitely taste more like dark chocolate, which I absolutely love. Bournville is by far my favourite chocolate ever. The chocolate in these dainty dollops is rich, and because of that I personally would only be able to eat only one or two at a time.

The 'geranium' flavouring made me doubtful when I first heard it. After all, isn't geranium a flower? Thankfully I had nothing to really be worried about - the ingredients in these chocolate discs mix together well to give a nice, refreshing centre. Someone described these to me as tasting like strawberries and chocolate (yum). However, I have to say these taste more like turkish delight to me. Normally I'm not a big fan of turkish delight, but something in this chocolate just makes it work - it's enough to be able to taste it, but not too overpowering.

Dino's Beauty Diary - Chocolate Is A Girls Best Friend*

'Exciting Chilli & Mango' Milk Chocolate*

Milk chocolate with a spicy, exciting, but gentle ganache.

I don't know where Montezuma's get their chocolate ideas from, as I would definitely not think of pairing chilli and mango together. On first bite you're greeted with a nice, fresh flavour which I can't quite place. It's definitely something familiar but I just can't put my finger on it. However, after a few seconds there's a very noticeable tingle that gives way to a slight spice. Definitely something new and different!

The 'chilli & mango' dainty dollops are more of a milk chocolate than the geranium, so they don't seem as rich. However I do find the chilli flavouring lingers for quite a distinct period of time, meaning again I'd only have one for a while. The dollops are actually marketed as an 'after dinner' mint, so in all fairness I don't think they're meant to be scoffed down like your everyday chocolate (not that that would normally stop me but hey).

Dino's Beauty Diary - Chocolate Is A Girls Best Friend*

Dainty Dollops retail at £7.49 for a tube of 150g (10 discs), and can be purchased through the Montezuma's website here. That works out at 75p a disc, which isn't actually bad at all considering how thick they are. My favourite out of the two is probably the geranium - the dark chocolate has swayed me I think! I can't wait to try more flavours though - I already have my eye on the peppermint and coffee flavours!

Have you ever tried Montezuma's chocolate before? What was it you tried? Or maybe you've tried the Dainty Dollops range? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Have a great day!



*PR Item - Received as part of a blogger event.
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