Cote d’Or Dessert 58

1 05 2007

Cote d'Or Dessert 58

This Cote d’Or bar is from South Africa. I don’t understand where the ‘Dessert 58’ comes from, maybe it took them 58 different recipes to get it right? It gives no explanation so I can only guess.

Cote d’Or is, as far as I know, a pretty posh brand of chocolate. I’m sure they used to do these elephant shaped truffles which were amazing, but I may be wrong. This bar is described as ‘Milk chocolate filled with almond and cashew nut praline (45%)’, and if that doesn’t sound delicious to you, then you may want to think about having your tastebuds re-evaluated.

On the front of the pack it shows a picture of the bar, for a moment it looks like another peanut butter bar, but fortunately I’d already read that that wasn’t the case. Opening the pack revealed a sticky mess, this bar did not hold together very well at all. It’s a long bar made up of 6 square pieces of chocolate, filled with the praline, and with the Cote d’Or elephant branded on top. Each square breaks off easily from one another, and there’s no mess, as the praline is set thickly into the chocolate.

The taste isn’t quite as good as I was expecting it to be, maybe I built the bar up too much, but it was a little plain. It was nice, but it just wasn’t THAT nice. Maybe if there were hazelnuts there instead it would have been better, as they seem to go wonderfully well with chocolate. I’d eat this again, and I do recommend it, but I’d rather have a Kinder Bueno or something similar over this. The bar has 245 calories, 25g of Carbs, 14.5g of Fat and 3.6g of Protein.