Went to Cold Storage today. I was curious as in what new stock did they bring in. Bought back 3 items from there, 2 chocolates and 1 biscuits.
... the 72% dark chocolate got my attention. Didn't find any "imported by" sticker on it, could be locally made. Further proven with the "Halal" logo printed on top.
... came with quality seal. A way to increase the price of your chocolate despite being locally manufactured.
... the content was rather, unappealing.
... 17 gold bars, total up to 100gm. How does that get divided into 17 bars?
... unfortunately, they seriously need to pay more attention on the quality assurance department. Chocolate leakage, a big NO NO!
... pretty plain printing, very unappealing indeed.
This locally manufactured 72% dark chocolate was a little sweeter than I expected. It was also the 1st time I see a locally made dark chocolate that labels it 72%. I don’t recall if Beryl’s labeled their products with the percentage of cocoa though. I thought it would be bitter as 70% from other brands were pretty bitter already. When I had the first 1, it actually tasted pretty nice, sweetened black, with minimal milk. For 100g of cocoa at RM13.99, I’d expect it to be better. The aftertaste was a bit overkilling. It sorta made my throat a little sore. This is what I call a “bitter aftertaste relationship”. Back to imported goods.
... packaging looks rather different. Probably because inside contains pastilles form chocolates.
... bottom was printed as well. The part where most manufacturer would save cost from printing anything. Pretty neat!
... unfortunately, the chocolate's printing itself wan't as pretty as the display.
... only melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Unfortunately, this doesn't work like M&Ms.
... give it a bit and the inside looked like truffles's content.
... don't just discard the wrapper. You might find some random phrases on different wrappers.
On the other hand, the Dove devilishly dark chocolate hasn’t any percentage label on it. For 150g at RM21.99 of imported goods, it doesn’t really cost that much more as compared to ORVIeN. Probably because this 1 has lesser percentage of cocoa in it. In fact, it was pretty sweet. The content was very truffles-like, which I kinda like. Sweet, soft and powdery cocoa content. If only it has less sugar in it and contains alcohol. It would be really nice!
Here’s another one:
... "Chocolate doesn't make the world go around but it makes the trip worthwhile."
Lastly, the drink…
... tong sui courtesy of HL. It has snow fungus, I like it.
This tong sui that HL brought back was pretty nice. In fact, it was comparable to the one I had in Canton Fare, which was a similar kind of tong sui. The only set back was, this tong sui was not cold. I didn’t get to ask him where he bought it and for how much. Last I heard he said he was in PJ Old Town.