The Chocolate Cult: Dove Dark Chocolate & Cherry for Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dove Dark Chocolate & Cherry for Valentine's Day

Dove sent us a wonderful, huge heart if you will recall that we revealed two Saturdays ago.  Today we want to look at another new product from Dove for Valentine's Day that they sent to us to review.  This is the "Dark Chocolate & Cherry Swirl" Heart PROMISES that you may still be able to find in your local stores.  But before you run out, take a few minutes and read our full sensory review.

The dark chocolate is indeed dark, made of chocolate, cocoa butter but no milk though skim milk is listed later in the ingredients list on the back of the 7.94oz bag they sent us.  This dark chocolate comes in heart shaped pieces, six of them make one serving, and are wrapped in silver or cherry colored foil with hearts on it as well as the Dove title and "Cherry Swirl".  This photo was taken to show you the variety in the bag, I'll provide a close up of the heart itself in a few moments.  A serving of this is 230 calories made of 9g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 2g fiber, 22g sugars, 2g protein, with some calcium and iron.  If you share these, it is easy to moderate your consumption of these, I did that myself and didn't even take a servings worth.

The heart has a dark and this pinkish brown swirling pattern over the ever candy.  It measures 1 1/8th inch at the width section and is 3/8 inch thick.  It has a darker cocoa fragrance but primarily it smells like sweet cherry even though the ingredients do not list cherry only both natural and artificial flavors.  The swirling of colors goes all the way through the chocolate and makes me curious as to how they do that.  A soft snap issues forth when I take a bite, there are 2-3 bites per piece if you so desire.  It has a creamier flavor than I expect from a darker chocolate.  The cherry is very sweet with just a hint of tartness.  I let the next bite sit in my mouth to melt and the chocolate flavor is stronger than the cherry.   However letting it melt also increases the creaminess of the essence.

Valentine's Day isn't far away.  Have you finished shopping?  If not and you have a loved one who likes cherry and dark chocolate, see if you can find this.  Dove is available in almost every store never me from the grocery to the discount stores like Kmart.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this review! I enjoy Dove chocolates - they are so creamy. I appreciate your restraint by stretching a piece into a few bites... I pop the whole chocolate in my mouth and savor the flavor revelation as it slowly melts. Heaven!

The Chocolate Priestess said...

Brooks, thank you for reading and commenting.

We follow a procedure to do the reviews which mean taking several bites, trying them out different ways, so we can give a fuller description.

Unknown said...

OMG!! I LOVE THESE!! Now I can't find them anywhere. Should have bought 2 bags!!

The Chocolate Priestess said...

Nancy, I know what you mean. People love Dove, so far I think I have described why in the reviews we've done, but that means they disappear fast. I didn't see them at all today when I went out to see the "left overs" the day after Valentine's Day.

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