Saturday, July 30, 2011

German Chocolate: Leysieffer Dark Chocolate with Rose Oil (Rosenöl)

100g bar
Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, “spices,” rose oil extract

Today we're back to Leysieffer for another odd-to-me flavor, rose. Like last week's cardamom bar, this one has a big ol' fragrance, smelling just like rose-scented lotion, perfume, and of course roses, plus a little chocolate underneath. That's how it tastes, too, albeit somewhat less overwhelming. It's not a bad combination, actually, heady rose and mild chocolate melding into the same sort of heavy sweetness that polarizes people who use perfumes and home fragrances—you'll love it or hate it, depending on how you feel about rose in general.

Also, I suspect Leysieffer's relatively mild dark chocolate is a better match for rose than a darker, more intense chocolate would be, as the latter's usually sharp edges might compete with the powdery floral. As with the elderflower bar, though for totally different reasons, Leysieffer's 55% base is a good pairing.

Rose + chocolate conclusion: For rose lovers and adventurous eaters.

1 comment:

  1. I adore the lettering and image, it's lovely.

    I've only had a few things rose-flavored in my life, but they've all been quite memorable. Looks great!