With so many types of chocolate available today, it makes it really hard to stand out in such a crowded marketplace. But when I stumbled across Duke of Delhi chocolate (I’m not sure I remember how now) I do remember thinking it was something unusual and that I really wanted to try it out.
Just before Easter I tweeted them as I was asking about whether there was milk in the dark chocolate varieties as I knew Mr LTT would love to try them and thought it would make a good Easter egg alternative. FYI, no milk in the dark chocolate ones, and they kindly sent me some samples to try and I promised I’d review them on here.
I was sent five flavours to try – all of them have Bombay mix pieces in them but the chocolate flavours vary.
- Milk chocolate with cinnamon
- Milk chocolate with cardamom and vanilla
- Milk chocolate with orange
- Dark chocolate
- Dark chocolate and lime
There’s also a dark chocolate and toasted coconut flavour.
They all tasted really good – the Bombay mix gives you really interesting nibbly bits. The chocolate has plenty of cocoa flavour like a good quality chocolate.
The cinnamon flavour reminded me of a chai latte, the orange of a Terry’s chocolate orange, but even better with the Bombay mix in. It’s also great to see cardamom chocolate being made – I think it’s really underrated in sweet foods. Some time ago I did a blog post about muffins with chocolate cardamom custard which reminded me of the flavours! And the lime was really good too – a zesty bright flavour which I think works better than lemon, plus it cuts through the slightly more bitter dark cocoa flavouring.
Mr LTT was so happy to try the dark chocolate versions. It means that he can have something a bit more exciting in the chocolate department rather than plain dark chocolates. I also showed Mummy LTT and she quite fancied the coconut flavour, so I think we will be putting an order in soon.
By the way, as soon as I took the photos we scoffed the lot. There wasn’t a bit left. I think that says it all.
Duke of Delhi chocolates are available in Fortnum & Mason and also online at http://www.dukeofdelhi.com. They also do some pretty tasty looking Bombay mixes including one with chocolate chunks in. Mmmm…