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Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« on: April 28, 2012, 10:07:21 pm »
Yous've gotta check this out to be sure!  Imagine a choc square, a bit bigger than a Ritter square, with a swirled blend of milk and darc choc, mini-Maltesers and (dry) brownie pieces.  It's pretty good actually, considering it's made in the UK.  (The Maltesers are in this case called "Chocolate Salty Malty Balls"!)

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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 05:40:17 pm »
I think the latest incarnation of the peanut butter kitkat chunky is the best yet :)
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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 11:16:49 pm »
Where can you buy them?

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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 02:52:57 pm »
I've seen them in Tesco
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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 11:31:03 pm »
I've tried the range of these, and found they tasted quite cheap, chalky and sugary.

The white one especially put me more in mind of Hershey's disgusting, seemingly chalk-based 'Cookies and Cream' so-called chocolate.

It's not surprising that you found them in Tesco: they're Tesco's own make in any other guise (much like their own-make Red Bull knock-off brand, Kx). Rather than present products 'own-brand' they often disguise them behind a brand name / farm the manufacture out to external generic manufacturing companies, possibly to encourage consumer purchase and thus increase their personal revenue.

Given the price of these Chokablock bars, compared to their similar-priced market competitors, they're not really worth it. If they were cheaper, maybe, but given that, with good shopping around, one can purchase something of a moderately decent quality for cheaper per 100g, I find them overpriced for what they are proported to be.

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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 12:57:38 am »
OK Scarlet,

What you say is absolutely true, only the Extremist has anything going for it IMO and yes, the novelty could soon wear off.

I think we (as a nation) have forgotten what proper chocolate is.

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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012, 10:46:59 am »
I think we (as a nation) have forgotten what proper chocolate is.

Exactly! The crap they disguise as chocolate these days is horrendous! Plus, around 70% of raw cacao is picked by children in poor countries and then used by Cadbury, Mars and all the other mass market scumbags.

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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 12:11:45 am »
So What does make GOOD chocolate them?

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Re: Choka Blok "The Chocolate Extremist"
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 03:19:29 pm »
Cocoa mass + cocoa butter + (less) sugar = good chocolate! You could even add a dash of milk if you felt inclined. Good chocolate is like fine wine and should be treated as such.