Excellent flavor and texture
Ritual's version of the classic combo of dark chocolate with peppermint is delicious! Their Mid Mountain blend bar base adds layers of complexity making this bar extra special.
This bar really does taste like carrot cake. The spices are well balanced, and the lemon and dairy bring a cream cheese frosting like note. Yum!
I've always been upset with my not being good at detecting flavors in chocolate, but I have to say, I was able to taste the nuttiness of this one. It starts with an intense dark chocolate flavor, and ends with the nutty flavor. It is not sweet nor too bitter.
In terms of texture, I had to bite into it, it didn't really melt. That's not a bad thing as I enjoyed the slightly chalky feel to it. I also love the nice snap it makes when you divide the chocolate into squares.
Excellent hazelnut flavor! Nuts were fresh and milk chocolate was perfect. Reminded us of gianduja we get while traveling in Italy.