Friday, July 22, 2011

Moonstruck: 39% Cocoa Venezuelan Milk

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?


  1. Blanxart (6.5 euros for a 100g bar). I thought it should be great if it costs that much, so I tried the white chocolate bar with lemon (I'll try anything with lemon). It's not bad, but I've had just as good for a quarter of the price.

    PS - dry, grainy texture sounds really bad to me. I want my chocolate to caress my tongue, not scratch it...

  2. Hmm. I don't get it. I didn't think Moonstruck was terribly remarkable in either direction, but I've found their chocolate passable, and not dry. Then again, I love Hershey's bars. Frozen. Mmm.

    You know, I enjoyed the Fortunato No. 4, but that waaaasss pretty frickin pricey. Perhaps when they sell a bar that small, they can compact all the graininess out of it?

  3. So far I've not met a chocolate that I didn't like - I'm on board with Hershey. I guess the dollar store ones are lame. I'm so classy. I do get mad when things turn out to be a rip - off though.

  4. Agreed with the Hershey's comment. It's not worth the $2 you pay for it.

    I haven't encountered too many expensive chocolates I didn't like.

  5. Oh, don't tell me this! A friend just sent me Moonstruck chocolate for my birthday, which I'd never heard of before. I want to think it's good!

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