Seed and Bean – Organic Extra Dark Chocolate ~ Chilli and Lime

seed-and-bean-chili-limeSeed and Bean – Organic Extra Dark Chocolate ~ Chilli and Lime – 85g for £2.49

wp_20161116_09_48_21_pro1I have noticed veganism has become increasingly popular recently. That’s why products such as Seed and Bean’s range in Hornett Wholefoods (including the reviewed product) exist – which is completely vegan, funnily enough. But first, allow me to talk about Seed and Bean.

The business

Stephen Rudkin created the chocolate making company Seed and Bean in 2005. The company is based in Corby, Northamptonshire; they source their chocolate from areas such as Germany, Italy and Poland. Stephen works with the cocoa suppliers in order to help them sustain themselves through the growth of their crops.

Next, I will get to the moment you’ve all bean been waiting for and introduce the product itself.

The packaging

The packaging is very eye catching and appealing in its green and brown colouring scheme. This is especially true if you’re a gardener, I suppose.

wp_20161116_09_49_03_pro1The product

The chocolate itself consists of twelve segments with a vine design moving down the segments from top to bottom and the Seed and Bean logo filling in the blank spaces left by the design. Personally speaking, this unusual design makes it stand out against every other chocolate.

wp_20161116_09_47_57_pro1The taste

The chocolate initially has a tart taste given by the dark chocolate. The lime reinforces the tartness of the dark chocolate with a typically citrus sweetness laying underneath. This is before a chilli kick is introduced at the back of the throat, moving towards the tart taste on the tongue. The combined tastes persist for a fair while. This product goes well with a soft drink, such as the ones in the range at Hornett Wholefoods.

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