Its Thomas J. Fudge's time again! I can't help but pick up a different box from my favourite biscuit makers when ever I walk past them in the supermarket. With Almond Blisscuits, Milk Chocolate Flapjacks and Florentines all in the bag, today is the turn of the Decadent Dark Chocolate version of the latter, costing £2.99 in Tesco - I am not sure why the pricing is so sporadic as I have never bought any of them when on offer but hey ho, here we go!
A purple theme is rocking the box of chocolate, nut and caramel Florentines which this time, contain a hint of stem ginger too.
As usual, the 8 Florentines were presented in a plastic tray within a illustrated cardboard outer.
Rich cocoa was the scent coming from the Jaffa Cake sized treats which corresponded to the deep dark chocolate that coated one side of the Florentine. Similarly to the Milk Chocolate variety, these were packed to the rafters with crunchy Almonds - I am always impressed at the number, Thomas J. Fudge's manage to use! The delicious, buttery caramel which held everything together was pleasantly sticky and produced a super chewy consistency.. It certainly gives your jaw a work out but thats a small price to pay for a good Florentine, I reckon! Subtle notes of citrus came through with the aforementioned hint of ginger although I am not sure you would notice it unless you were expecting /looking for it. My only complaint is the how sparse the dried fruit was..
As you can see, the Florentine on the left contained 5 sultanas whilst its Mate on the right had none whatsoever! It turned out that 3 out of the box of 8 were completely missing dried fruit - They were still delicious but no one likes inconsistency.. Especially if you are the poor soul who picks a plain one!
Overall, enjoyable but not as much so as the Milk Chocolate Florentines - I am such a nag when it comes to quality control but if I have bought something on the promise that they ALL contain x, y and z, then it best be true otherwise I get very grumpy! My next mission is to find the NEW Salted Caramel version which are only available in Waitrose and Ocodo.. I will not stop until I have tried the entire Thomas J. Fudge's range! As for these Decadent Dark Chocolate jobbies, its a 3.5 out of 5 from me!