Back on World Chocolate Day in September, one of the products I found in my local Kroger was DeMet's Turtles which this red box says is a product of Canada. If you look at the various companies involved in getting this into the store though you see an example of the international nature of chocolate today. Made in Canada, DeMet's is part of Nestlé which is a Swiss company and it is distributed by a USA company. This would work then in any country as a part of celebrating World or International Chocolate days in 2010, both happening in September by the way.
Inside were a dozen plus individually wrapped candies. While I can appreciate the desire to have pieces wrapped for hygiene concerns it really increases the amount of non-recyclable materials used here. The box itself is just paper so I will recycle this right after this review for you all, Sisters and Brothers. But these slick, plastic wrappers can't be recycled anywhere as far as I know. What is truly odd is that each of these is simply one candy though there are two candies per serving according to the nutritional label on the box. Each serving has 170 calories, 4g saturated fat, 30mg sodium, 1g fiber, 15g sugars, 2g protein with 4% daily calcium and iron.
Inside the wrappers are these fairly mundane looking candies. Some turtles, which are basically what we call caramel, pecan/nut and chocolate covered treats that are sort of disc or turtle like in shape, had the nuts sticking out. Most are fully encased in chocolate as these are. The chocolate is real though only the fifth and sixth ingredients on the list, but there are artificial flavors and colors listed as well. They taste like caramel, chocolate and pecans, exactly what you expect. Nothing particularly amazing or worthy of your notice however so if they are on sale and you have a craving these are a good choice but I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase them with so many other choices for chocolate and for international treats.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.