Thursday, 18 September 2008

Classy chocolate at a budget price


Although I wouldn't describe myself as a chocaholic I do have a weakness for fine dark chocolate which I justify on the basis that it's good for me.

I'm always on the lookout for the perfect bar but until this week the ones I've liked have all been pretty pricey. Except for one we buy in France which it would be pointless to recommend to you here.

Now I - or to be strictly truthful - my husband has found a really superb one in the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range. It's called São Tomé and comes from the African island of the same name which I'm embarrassed to admit I'd never heard of. It not only has a really deep, rich chocolatey flavour but a fabulous velvety texture that I think would probably make the ultimate chocolate mousse. Not that it isn't divine to nibble on its own . . .

And the best bit is that it only costs 99p for a 100g bar.

Isn't that just about the best news this week?

6 comments:

notSupermum said...

Thanks Fiona, some good news is welcome after a week of dramatic headlines. I also like good dark chocolate but as you say it can be pricey.

verity said...

It's shame it's not fairtrade. I don't mind paying a bit extra if it is fair trade, although I suppose you could buy that bar and donate money to tearfund!

Fiona Beckett said...

Well, I guess the growers in São Tomé benefit, Vicky but I take your point. I try to buy Fairtrade where possible but am not mad about Fairtrade chocolate. Always buy Faitrade bananas and coffee and usually tea. As you suggest you could always set aside a bit of conscience money . . .

Do try the bar, both of you, if you're anywhere near a Sainsbury's and let me know what you think.

Alexx said...

I love the Sainsbury's TTD chocolate range, such good value!
Love the blog too.

Fiona Beckett said...

Thanks, Alex. Spotted you're a fellow Hertfordshire girl. I lived until recently in St Albans!

Hippolyra said...

They are always out of stock of this one when I get my Sainsbury deliveries. It is most annoying.

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