Hägeland Dark Chocolate Pear & Almonds
June 17, 2010 - chocolate
One of two dark chocolates made by Hägeland that we’ve tried, this is a middle-of-the-road 57% dark Belgian chocolate. Mixed in we find pear granules and almonds, an interesting combination of notes for this chocolate. The pear hits a clear, high note, nicely complementing the sweetness in bittersweet chocolate. Then the almond’s middle kicks in, matching well with the bitterness. It’s a nice little harmony going on in here.
A little side note – one which we do not find well explained on the packaging – is that Hägeland is a well-known fruit producing region of Belgium. Known for pears, apples, and strawberries, the region also produces wine!
Getting back to the wine, um, I mean chocolate, this is tasty dark fruity chocolate, without being too fruity or too sweet. I’d be interested to see if there’s a pepper and strawberry version…