Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Nestlé Noir keeps me wishing for more

I’m a new member of ChickAdvisor’s product review team. Sometimes I’ll get free samples of new products in exchange for a review on their site. This time around, I thought I’d share...

My first package arrived last week and contained four Nestlé Noir dark chocolate bars:
Nestle Noir Cherry
Nestle Noir Intense
Nestle Noir Eclat Noir
Nestle Noir Eclat Caramel

Okay, I know what you’re thinking, “She’s on NutriSystem, what the heck is she doing?”

No, I haven’t been taste testing these new dark chocolate bars from Nestlé. Instead, I’ve been spreading the Nestlé Noir love around.

Nestlé Noir Cherry
I brought the Nestlé Noir Cherry bar to the office and watched six other women enjoy it on my behalf. Everyone loved the dark chocolate mixed with little bits of dried cherries.

I was expecting at least one dissenter. Her husband travels to Switzerland frequently and he is known for brining home exquisite Swiss chocolate. Guess what? She truly enjoyed this dark, chocolate, cherry treat. I adore dried cherries so watching my co-workers ooh and ahh while enjoying the Nestlé Noir Cherry bar wasn’t easy. Guess I’ll have to wait until I reach my goal weight first but this is on my list new treats to try when I get there - in moderation, of course. ;)

Nestle Noir Eclat Noir and Nestle Noir Eclat Caramel
My husband and kids fought over the other three bars. They tasted each one. I was curious to see their reactions because all of them prefer milk chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised. Each one of them enjoyed Nestle Noir Eclat Noir and Nestle Noir Eclat Caramel, equally. Both are rich, dark chocolate bars with chocolate and caramel crisps respectively.

Nestle Noir Intense
Nestle Noir Intense with 70% cocoa was their least favourite, which isn’t to say each intense bite wasn’t savoured. They unanimously agreed they preferred the bars with crunchy bits more.

One thing is certain, these three samples weren’t enough. I settled a couple meltdowns by promising to buy them more. I’ll just wait for another 8 weeks so I can have a bite next time. ;)

7 comments:

  1. Feel free to spread the chocolate love my way :P

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  2. Sorry, all gone. I'm supposed to be getting some handmade chocolates but they haven't shown up yet. If they do, I'll save some for you.

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  3. Call me a snob, but Nestle Noir just doesn't cut it for me. The "Noir" in their name seems like a bit of a misnomer: it definitely isn't really a premium dark chocolate.

    In fact, I've found that Nestle Noir Intense tastes like it contains less cocoa than other 70% chocolates.

    I guess what they're creating here is dark chocolate for the masses, instead of chocolate like Michel Cluizel's offerings, which is more for afficionados.

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  4. you Gave your CHOCOLATE *AWAY*?? I don't know whether to be outraged or struck dumb with awe. Clearly you have a will I can only dream of ;)

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  5. Vasta, when I'm back to my desired weight, I'll ask you to suggest a list of chocolates I should try.

    Nancy, Yes, I did. Pretty sick, huh?

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  6. I'll definitely share a good list with you, as long as you share some tips on how I can get to my ideal weight too! (And yes, I know reducing chocolate intake is one such tip!)

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  7. I just came across this now. You so rock! Thanks!

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