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Cloetta Tarragona Almond-croquante

Tarragona Almond-croquante is a lower quality milk chocolate. The chocolate contains other fats than cocoa butter. The flavour was better than similar lower quality milk chocolates.

Producer: Cloetta

Produced in: Sweden

Chocolate type: Milk chocolate

Cacao content: 25 %

Ingredients: Sugar, cacao butter, whole milk powder, almonds, cacao mass, vegetable fat, invert sugar, butter, glucose syrup, emulsifier (soy lecitin), salt, acidity regulator (sodium bicarbonate), aromas (for example vanillin).

More information: Cloetta's home page

Tarragona Mandelkrokant from Cloetta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarragona mandel-krokant is a new (from 2011) flavour of the Tarragona chocolate bar. Cloetta has produced Tarragona since 1928 and it is one of Cloetta´s oldest brands. The name Tarragona originates from a town about 100 km from Barcelona. The area around Tarragona has for centuries been famous for its hazelnuts farms.

The chocolate is a milk chocolate (min 25% cacao) with almond pieces (10%) and croquante (10%). The chocolate contains other vegetable fats than cacao butter.

 

The appearance

Surface: Glossy, butterish and soft

Colour: Very light brown

Snap:  Almost no so sound, daft, without any ring to it

Design: The bar is very thin.

Score: 6/10

 

Aroma

Opinion: The aroma of the chocolate is neither intense nor absent.

Scents: There is a sweet scent of caramel, but it was also possible to notice a scent of vanilla and milk.

Score: 5/10

 

Texture

Opinion: The chocolate melts easily. It is totally smooth and buttery but it is a little bit too sticky and gooey. The tiny pieces of almond and croquante gets stuck between your teeth.

Score: 5/10

 

The taste

Opinion: The flavour of the chocolate appears immediately when you put the chocolate in your mouth. The chocolate does not taste a lot by itself. The taste of the croquante is dominant. The chocolate is too sweet and acid and after taste is missing.

Flavours: A sweet flavour of caramel, vanilla, butter and milk.

After taste: The taste disappears rather fast.

Score: 3/10

 

Bonus points

Score: 0

 

Result

Tarragona Mandel-krokant is no high quality chocolate and cannot be compared with quality chocolate. But the chocolate competes well with other low quality chocolates. I tested the 10g chocolate bar.

The grade system used was described in short in the blog post for the evaluation of Amedeis Toscano Brown.

10 % Appearence: 6 x 1 = 6

20 % Aroma: 5 x 2 = 10

20 % Texture: 5 x 2 = 10

45 % Taste: 3 x 4.5 = 13.5

Bonus points: 0

In total: 39.5 %



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