Monday, August 4, 2008

Heilemann Marc de Champagne



Heilemann is a chocolate brand I discovered lately. Their chocolates appear in grocery stores, and generally in a large variety. Sticks of chocolate are also becoming trendy, and I’m seeing more and more of them in the shops.


This bar is the size of a large candy bar, coming in at 40 grams weight, or about 1.4 ounces. It’s a milk chocolate with a truffle filling, made with marc de champagne, which is 60% alcohol volume. The filling is not too sweet, which is very good. Too sugary, and it overpowers the fine chocolate.


The alcohol can definitely be tasted, although it’s no worse than any other filled chocolate. No one can eat enough of these to get drunk, but a piece of this does make a nice end to a heavy dinner, like one with a lot of cheese. (We just ate Hawaii toast for dinner, and the cheese is quite filling.)

All in all, it’s a pleasant chocolate, and not too pricey. I don’t consider this to be quite as good as Lindt, and far away from the gourmet chocolates, but it’s very enjoyable.

Reviewed: Heilemann Marc de Champagne
Personality: Unassuming, like the quiet neighbor who actually has a million bucks stashed away
How to enjoy: Share it with your dinner party after an evening of cheese fondue.


Rating:
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:
Groceries in Germany

2 comments:

deborah said...

Dear Miss Charlotte:

I am throughly enjoying your remarks and reviews - this posting especially.
I hope to be able to enjoy European fine chocolates and travel vicariously until the time I am able to enjoy them in person.
Does all food taste better in Europe? Or is it the experience of food is better and then more enjoyable?
Regards, dp

deborah said...

My apologies for the misspelling (although "through-ly" might be true too). I am thoroughly enjoying your remarks....
Regards, dp (who does not multi-task well before coffee)