Friday, October 24, 2008

Product Review: Starbucks Chocolate & Tea tasting squares

Yesterday evening, I went out to Wal-mart to pick up somethings to put together a Mary Kay gift basket. I wanted to put some nice chocolates in the basket as this was to be a mini at home spa basket. And what else would go with relaxing than chocolate? So, I was looking at the Starbucks selection and I saw a small box that said Chocolate & Tea. I had to try it ! Two of my favorites in one!

The chocolate features the Tazo teas: Chai, Passion, and Citron. Each of which is delightful yummy! There are bits of actual tea leaves in the chocolate, which you can feel when you bite into one of these tasting squares. You think it's crushed up bits of chocolate, but it's tea leaves as it's the only logical ingredient listed on the the wrapper that would be like that.

Each tea has a unique taste. The Chai has that spicy taste. In fact, it wasn't all that different from Stashes tea that I reviewed in my last post. Passion had a botanical taste. It wasn't earthy though. It was a sweet, flowery taste. The ingredients lists Hibiscus as it's flavoring. So, it's not at all surprising. Citron is pretty much exactly what it is: citrus. It was citrus-y. But I can't tell whether or not it was lemon or orange. I don't remember what the ingredients said it was, but it may have been lemon.

The box is divided into three sections for each of the flavor of teas. Each holds five 1 x 1 inch squares individually wrapped. So you get a total of fifteen chocolates. But I can tell you this: it won't be enough. That box didn't last me 24 hours. And I did share them with my family. So, yeah, I'm going to have to get another box just for myself. Would make a nice little stocking stuffer this Christmas.

*image found on flickr.


Joseph T. Richardson said...

Mmmm, yummy!

rosemary said...

What will they think of next! Amazing and sounds delicious.

Christina said...

Hi! I'm a friend of Joseph's. . . I was delighted to see this blog, being very much a tea-lover myself :-)

rosemary said...

Hey girl,
Don't stop blogging! You are a great writer and fellow artisan.