Today is "National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day" if you didn't know, Sisters and Brothers. Your chocolate Priestess may have loved chocolate for as long as she can remember but she certainly has not tried all the varieties. In honor of today, I tried a Nestlé Chunky and I want to review it for you.
The silvery package opened easily and immediately I could smell the raisins. It took focus to pick out the scent of milk chocolate and peanuts. When I break it apart I can see both the peanuts and the raisins so I take a bite. You know what? Mostly I taste the chocolate, it is rarely waxy and not as good as I had hoped, and the peanuts. The raisins may promise a lot with their scent but they fade into the background in terms of taste. What this lacks in taste it makes up for with textures. The creamy solid chocolate that melts, the crunchy peanuts, and chewy raisins that stick to the tops of my teeth.
I can’t say this is a candy bar I’d buy again when there are so many choices out there with much better milk chocolate. This certainly isn’t the worst I’ve had and I’m sure for people who grew up eating these, you really like the flavor and texture combinations.
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.