This week for Chocolate Awareness we’re going to check out this candy bar by Perla Chocolates called No.5 (a.k.a. Milk Chocolate with roasted almonds). Mister brought this one home for me from Whole Foods because he thought I’d like the wrapper and he was right on. Look how gorgeous it is! This is hand-printed letterpress paper. I’m such a sucker for packaging (and darling fonts!)
OK, shut up about the wrapper Jennie! How did it taste? Meh. Nothing great. The chocolate was nice but not anything to write home about. It claims to be milk but it definitely wasn’t as creamy and sweet as I expect milk chocolate to be. The amount of almonds was skimpy and they were in tiny pieces to boot (tiny pieces mean you can barely tell they’re there). I’ve derived more satisfaction from a chocolate-almond Hershey’s kiss. How sad is that?
Here’s the ultimate proof of how lackluster I thought this chocolate bar was: I only ate half and gave the rest to my kids.
Maybe the other Perla bars are better, but I’m not about to waste $6 to find out.