Sunday, July 8, 2007

Schwermer Honigmelone

Schwermer Confiserie has been around since 1894, and has a long, respected tradition in Prussia. The company founders learned their trade at Berlin's famouse Cafe Kranzler. Now located near Munich, the factory and cafe is in the Allgäu in Bad Wörishofen.

When choosing the candy I would sample from their collection, I could not resist a flavor new to me: Honigmelone, or Honeydew melon.

Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? It's a dark chocolate, 50% minimum cocoa solids, melon pulp, and even a touch of alcohol and prosecco, an Italian wine.

The single long bar is 50 grams, plenty to share with another person or two.

This is a tasty chocolate, with a reasonable honeydew flavor, which is nicely complemented by the dark chocolate. In general, though, it's a little too sweet and the chocolate is a little too ordinary to be a great chocolate. Granted, honeydew isn't named "honey" for nothing, but it's still a little too much.

A nice trick: they've made a little mound of chocolate right in the middle of each piece, so you get a slightly larger proportion of chocolate to melon. Clever.

Reviewed: Schwermer Honigmelone
Personality: Smooth and a little different
How to enjoy: This is a great dessert chocolate, or good with afternoon tea

1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy

Where to buy:
Germany: grocery stores

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