This is in regards to the Cream of Earl Grey dark chocolate covered hazelnuts I picked up the other day.
In general, these are delicious. The dark chocolate is damn dark and pairs well with the hazelnuts, but if I were to judge them based on the tea-infused aspect, they’re just alright. Comparing these mentally to plain chocolate covered hazelnuts I’ve had in the past, the Cream of Earl Grey flavour isn’t prominent enough to confidently establish their presence alongside the bold flavours of dark chocolate and hazelnut. I can detect an ever so faint touch of vanilla in the chocolate, as well as a citrus note, but it’s not obviously bergamot. I would have sooner guessed orange, but perhaps because that’s the most popular citrus combination with chocolate. Even when you smell the bag, it smells more like weak chocolate orange than a distinct bergamot. In other words, there just isn’t enough of the bergamot in here to be able to tell it’s bergamot.
For $4 they’re still a bit too much for what they are but I’m still glad I tried them. Plus, they’re pairing well with the gasp coffee I’m having for a late breakfast. I’m normally not affected by caffeine but after a serving of these and two cups of coffee, I’m feeling a little buzzed from the coffee, dark chocolate, and sugar combination. I can feel it in my limbs!