Since I (usually) adore Venezuelan-origin chocolate, I picked up a Moonstruck 39% cocoa milk chocolate Venezuelan bar to go along with the dark chocolate one that left me disappointed – of course, before I knew that it would do so. Would the milk chocolate version prove to be higher quality?
The bar had fairly pleasing banana and caramel notes in the aroma; but any hope I had of an enjoyable bar disappeared when I put a piece in my mouth and found a dry, grainy texture that is entirely unacceptable for a milk chocolate. We’re talking sub-Hershey texture here, folks.
The taste was at least a bit redeeming, though there was no dairy flavor. I found this odd, but instead tried to look past the major texture deficiency and appreciate the banana flavor accented by notes of peach and some subtle citrus. The blend of flavors is interesting, but the chocolate is far too dry to make them enjoyable.
Really, Moonstruck? Dry milk chocolate? This is what you’re selling for $3.75/ounce? I’m not OK with that.
What chocolate do you think is most overpriced for what you get?