Based on what I checked out for yesterday’s post, it’s pretty clear that Goumas can hold their own when it comes to chocolate nut clusters. What about fruity clusters? Interesting question. Let’s investigate with this dark chocolate raisin cluster.
The chocolate itself is smooth with a tiny hint of bitterness, along with strong coffee notes and a slight vanilla flavor. The raisins are quite sweet, and a bit chewy, which leaves you munching on them quite a while after the chocolate has melted away. I’d prefer that they be chopped rather than whole to cut back on this effect, as it would be easier to enjoy all together. The component ingredients are good, but they could be better integrated.
Now wait. What if Goumas had something with fruit AND nuts covered in chocolate.
Yeah. What if. Like a dark chocolate walnut raisin cluster.
Again, the raisins are sweet, and are neither soggy nor overly chewy, but aren’t well-distributed because they are kept whole. The walnuts are raw and dry, which takes focus away from the chocolate, which is objectively the best part of this piece, as it is smooth and just a tad sweet. Despite the pleasing chocolate, I’d be unlikely to pick this piece if selecting a box for myself.
Should raisins be chopped or kept whole in chocolate pieces?