Review of Kinnerton Dark & Smooth Chocolate Mints

Now I’m a lady who loves her chocolate as a guilty sweet treat. It can however be quiet difficult to get a chocolate fix when you follow a dairy free diet. So many chocolates contain milk. So I always have to a secret supply of chocolate for such occasions. One chocolate that I heard about via social media was Kinnerton dark & smooth chocolate mints. I love mint chocolate so just had to give them a try. They were quiet difficult to find so I was mightily pleased when my other half got me a box as a surprise treat.
Onto the packaging I liked the simplicity of the design of the box. It’s brown colour with a simple green ribbon to the centre with a circle describing the chocolates inside. I also like the subtle addition of a mint leaf within the circle.
They are clearly labelled as being dairy free, egg free, gluten free and nut free. They are also suitable for a vegan diet. Onto the ingredients list the only allergen highlighted is soya. To the back of the box the labelling also states that they are suitable for individuals who have a peanut allergy.
On opening the box I have to admit to being a tad surprised. I was greeted by three separate layers of 9 chocolate discs. Onto the aroma I was greeted by a subtle cocoa that I associate with dark chocolate. This didn’t change of my famous close up sniff test. If I’m honest I was a tad disappointed as I hoped for a combination of cocoa and mint. Maybe this is a little unfair. On biting into the chocolate disc a nice hard crunch was noted followed by a smooth consistency. Onto the flavour my taste buds got hit by the slight bitterness from the chocolate this was preceded by a slight sweetness from mint. The mint wasn’t too strong and overpowering and complimented the cocoa perfectly. They would make a perfect after dinner mint.
So would I recommend these chocolates? Yes I would. I loved everything about these chocolates from the simplicity of the packaging through to their subtle aroma, textures and flavours. It was well worth the wait. So if you follow a dairy free, gluten free, nut free, or vegan diet why not give these chocolates a try. So thank you Kinnerton for producing some mint chocolates that I can enjoy.


  1. April 6, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Funnily enough, I only ever like dark chocolate if it’s with mint too, so this is right up my street!

    • April 7, 2017 / 5:57 am

      Hi, you should give these a try then if you can find them ?.

  2. April 7, 2017 / 6:19 am

    Haha I am always so happy to discover a second (or in your case third!) hidden layer of chocolate-I am sure that layer tastes extra good #thatfridaylinkup

    • April 7, 2017 / 6:24 am

      Yes the hidden layer is always a bonus but the chocolate just disappeared very quickly ?. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

    • April 7, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      They sure were and didn’t last long ?.

  3. April 8, 2017 / 8:24 am

    These sound such a treat! Really hoping my little one can tolerate soya soon as it’s hard to find suitable chocolate. #freefromfridays

    • April 8, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Hi, they sure are and didn’t last long ?. Fingers crossed that your little one can have soon so she can try more chocolate as a treat.

  4. diynige
    April 9, 2017 / 6:11 am

    I love kinnerton chocolate one of my favs great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • April 9, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Hi, yes I love their dark allergy friendly chocolate and these are just an extra special treat.

  5. April 10, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    This chocolate sounds delicious and it’s really interesting that it’s vegan!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • April 10, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Hi, it sure is delicious luckily more vegan chocolates are available now.

  6. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    April 10, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Ooooo these sound so tasty! I think I’m going to have to try some of these myself ?

    • April 10, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Oh you should they won’t last long. You can get them in Holland & Barrett and Asda.

      • Teaisawishyourheartmakes
        April 10, 2017 / 4:35 pm

        Oooo I’m going to pick some up in town on Friday haha ?

  7. abbeylouisarose
    April 10, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Mmmmm can’t resist a post all about chocolate, and this one definitely didn’t disappoint! I haven’t actually heard of this brand before but I’m obviously missing out, they sound delish!

    Abbey ?

    • April 10, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Hi, you should take a look at their choices their in most supermarkets. This box is in Asda & Holland & Barrett.

  8. April 10, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    The best thing in the world is definitely finding another layer of chocolate! Haha, definitely going to try this!

    • April 10, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      It sure was a great surprise. I hope you do get to try these as they are delicious.

    • April 10, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      It certainly was a nice surprise ?

  9. April 10, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    These sound like great chocolates and that’s awesome that they’re diary free! I’ll have to try and find a box and try them myself!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • April 10, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Hi, you should do they are yummy. You can get them in Asda and Holland & Barrett.

  10. April 10, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Oh yum! I’m growing to LOVE dark chocolate recently. I never really enjoyed it before but something has just switched. These are so cute (: xx

    • April 10, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      They may be cute but they don’t last long ?

  11. April 10, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    These sound yummy. Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays

    • April 10, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      They sure are yummy ?

  12. April 12, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I always buy kinnerton for the kids but I’ve never seen these before. Where did you find them? They look great. #freefrmfridays

    • April 12, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Hi, mine came from Holland & Barrett and you can also get them in Asda. I hope you get some soon to try.

  13. April 12, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    These sound absolutely amazing and delicious! #MarvMondays

    • April 12, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      They certainly are and well worth trying ?.

  14. secretsofgreatestminds
    June 15, 2017 / 1:48 am

    Yummy! Chocolate! I love chocolate with tea. These look delicious to try!

    • June 15, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      These go perfectly with a nice cup of tea.

  15. August 27, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I am such a chocolate lover, these look so good! Going to have to give them a try! – ems ~ .x

    • August 27, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Hi, they sure are. Please let me know if you give them a try I would love to know what you think, thanks.

  16. November 15, 2017 / 8:23 am

    they look utterly yummy.

    • November 16, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      They sure are ?

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