Dark chocolate endorsement: Marks & Spencer Fairtrade 72% cocoa
Name: Marks & Spencer Organic Fairtrade Dark Chocolate 72% cocoa solids
Price: RMB 20
From: Marks and Spencer Shanghai (Nanjing Xi Lu)
Cocoa origin: Peru and Panama
Upon bite: Smooth and creamy
Taste on the ‘buds: Cherry
Palate-attack level: Low, doesn’t linger
Bitterness rating: Low-medium (this is one of the creamiest 70%+ dark chocolates I can remember having)
Meltiness: High (break it without touching it, or be ready to lick fingers clean. Or get someone else to)
Best served with: Japanese green tea (for those in Shanghai, get the Genmai Cha by UjinoTsuyu, from Jing’an Freshmart). I haven’t yet tried it with a single malt. If and when I do, I shall update this post.
Verdict: Inoffensive, tasty and a worthy daily treat.