A big thankyou to Kingdom Chocolates who kindly sent me some samples from their new range to review recently! Kingdom are a company aiming to add some "British creativity" to the chocolate world. Amongst the bars they sent me, this Rhubarb & Vanilla variety intrigued me most as I've never really seen or tried a rhubarb flavour chocolate before.
According to their leaflet, Kingdom are a brand new British-owned chocolate company launching a range of bars focused entirely on innovation and quality. Their cocoa is ethically sourced from Uganda, and their bars contain no artificial ingredients.
This bar is described as "Milk chocolate with a white chocolate rhubarb & vanilla centre", and contains 34% cocoa solids. Opening the wrapper I was very impressed by the thick, chunky feel of the blocks. Each one has the Kingdom crown logo imprinted on it:
Cutting into one of the blocks revealed the white chocolate rhubarb centre:
Biting into a piece I was first met with the thick milk chocolate - it tasted quite rich and with a good cocoa flavour. The rhubarb and vanilla centre was quite firm, perhaps due to containing white chocolate, but when eaten it melted in the mouth nicely. The rhubarb flavour was quite subtle and refreshing - I was surprised it didn't taste tart and tangy, but it's probably good it didn't as that would've ruined the flavour balance. I loved the subtle creaminess of the centre contrasted with the richer milk chocolate - the flavours worked really well together.
Overall, I really enjoyed this bar. Kingdom's aim is to produce innovative and quality chocolates, and I think they've certainly achieved that here - this bar is far better quality than most mainstream chocolate bars, and unique too. I look forward to trying more from Kingdom's range and hope they do lots of interesting new flavours in the future.
Kingdom Chocolates are currently available from Waitrose stores for £1.89 per bar.
Allergy Advice: Contains milk & soya. May contain nuts, peanuts & sesame. Gluten-free.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
*This bar was kindly sent to me by Kingdom for an honest review - all views expressed are my own.