This is the last review in my consecutive series of store brand chocolate. Aldi stores in the US, and the equivalent in the UK called Lidl, have a few store brand chocolates to choose from.
Lidl’s own brand offers a selection of single-origin tasting squares that I think are really good. Right now, as a matter of fact, I am eating a dark chocolate with cocoa from Peru at 72%. The snap is crisp, the intense chocolate is rich, the texture smooth, and the fruity notes are outstanding.
The Aldi near me carries a luxury line of in-house brand chocolate called Choceur. They carry single origin bars, truffles, and nut clusters in milk, white and dark chocolate.
The 65% Madagascar is wonderful. I have had other Madagascar origin chocolate and the Choceur is faithful to that flavor profile. The chocolate is light, in color as well as taste, with citrus top notes and a hint of raisin at the end. There is a light spice throughout the smooth textured chocolate and a nice non-bitter finish. A pleasant chocolate at a bargain price.
Aldi is a store known for “knock off” products at a low cost compared to their name brand counterparts. In the US, there are over 1,000 stores coast to coast and around the globe they are in over a dozen countries. That’s the potential to move a lot of chocolate!