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.

Review of Beyond Dark Chocolate Drops

Now I confess to being a girl who loves her chocolate. I don’t let being dairy free get in the way if this. Luckily there a variety of chocolates for me to try. A work colleague got me this packet of Beyond Dark chocolate drops to cheer me up. I hadn’t tried them before so was a little excited by what I would find. They come in a small black and gold packet and contain chocolate drops. As well as being suitable for dairy free me they are also gluten free and suitable for a vegan diet. The only ingredient component highlighted in the ingredients list is soya.
On opening the packet my senses were immediately hit am by a strong aroma of cocoa. I couldn’t wait to dive in and give them a try. I guessed by the aroma that these little chocolate drops were going to be rich and indulgent. On placing a chocolate drop on my tongue the aroma intensified. I certainly got an immediate chocolate fix. The drop was indeed strong and rich in flavour. It tasted like it had a high cocoa content. It melted nicely on my tongue and it’s flavour lingered. I had a few more drops. I didn’t need many due to their richness. I would definitely describe these as a grown up treat. Although the packaging is only small the chocolate easily lasts a few days.
I will definitely be buying these for myself in the future. They have been one of the nicest chocolates that I have tried recently. I would recommend anyone who follows a dairy free, gluten free or vegan diet gives these little gems a try. So a big thank you to Beyond Dark for producing these chocolates.

Review of Kinnerton 4 solid chocolate lollies

Now, like most people I like chocolate. I am always on the look out for new chocolate to try that is dairy and lactose free. I discovered these lollies a little while ago but haven’t got round to posting a review. They come in a pack of 4 and have no information with regards to their calorie, fat, sugar or salt content. But hey they’re a treat and you don’t need to know the calorie content of everything you eat. More importantly they are dairy, gluten, wheat, egg and nut fee. They are clearly labelled as 4 solid dark chocolate lollies for allergy sufferers.
To me they are the perfect size for a sneekie sweet treat to hit that chocolate craving. They are also a perfect treat size for children. I love the 3 colours of foil wrapping that you get. It’s great fun and makes them even more appealing. I personally like the orange foil. Now onto the chocolate itself. The foil is easy to open and reveals a good size circle of dark chocolate on a white lolly stick. The chocolate itself looks rich and indulgent yet simplistic.
When I first saw these I couldn’t wait to dive in, but wasn’t sure how to eat them. So I simply bit a little of at a time and even tried sucking the chocolate as if it was a real lolly. I’m still not sure what is the best way to eat them, but who cares. I found the chocolate to be a little rich with a good coco taste, but without bring to strong or overpowering. It melted nicely in my mouth with a nice smooth non grainy texture. I really enjoyed it. The portion size was also spot on for me. What more can I say that I think it’s a great fun safe way for many with dietary restrictions can enjoy a piece of chocolate. It’s a fun design that both children and adults can enjoy. So thanks to Kinnerton for producing a chocolate lolly that can be enjoyed by many.