Science fiction nerds might remember Umpty Candy, the confection that tasted so good its sale had to be prohibited and inventor blasted into space where the secret recipe inside his head could no longer be accessed. You probably know that I cannot speak of “organic” foods or “Fairtrade” products without a pair of sneer quotes to hand, but Green & Black’s milk chocolate is the ichneumon larva to my natural theology, the Lithia to my Catholic dogma. The many (women) who complain that I can work away at my computer with a small bar of chocolate at my elbow, its wrapper unmoved, the contents half-eaten for days at last know revenge. This is my Umpty Candy.
02Dec04 — 3
Milk chocolate? After the revolution there will no petit-bourgeois milk chocolate, only bitter chocolate, and you will learn to love it!
The People’s Commissar obviously hasn’t tasted Green & Black’s, whose milk chocolate is not even vaguely comparable to the likes of Galaxy or Dairy Milk. But their dark chocolate is also better than everyone else’s.
Have you tried their dark chocolate with cherries? Aaaaahhh. Or the Mayan Gold? Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
If it makes you feel better, I don’t think the “organic” or “fair trade” stuff has anything to do with how good Green & Black’s is: I think it’s simply that they use more cocoa than everyone else. And use it well.
Only dark chocolate for me! Their Mayan Gold is fantastic.