Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ikea Choklad Mörk

The Dark Chocolate Blog reviews Ikea Food's Choklad Mörk, which, appropriately enough, rhymes with "Börk Börk Börk!":

Manufacturer: Ikea Foods
Cocoa Content: 60%
Rating: B

During a recent trip to Ikea, I saw their private label dark chocolate bar by the register and had to give it a try. The bar is labeled as minimum 60% cocoa and is made in Germany for Ikea Food. The bar itself is dark purplish-brown, near ebony in color. The nose detects sweet cocoa with some walnuts.

The main flavor impression on the palate is a roasted, nutty chocolate note. There are sweet notes of caramel and a liqueur note that reminds me a bit of Kahlua. Other sweet notes are sweetened french toast and cinnamon. Coffee and walnut flavors are here as well. Chewing the Choklad Mörk opens up flavors of vanilla, hazelnut and walnuts. The melt is smooth and thick, but I did notice a few crunchy crystals. The finish is fairly long and has lingering roast notes with sweetness and caramel.

Ikea's Choklad Mörk is a decent dark chocolate for a private label. At 60% cacao, it did seem a bit sweet to me. I found that some flavor is buried behind the sweetness. The roast on this bar was very nice. I think on the lower percentage chocolates the roast component really plays well with the extra sweetness. While this isn't the most complex chocolate, the Choklad Mörk is worth a taste next time you find yourself in Ikea.

1 comment:

  1. They now have a 70%. It tastes like a lovely, huge tollhouse chip. Even this is on the sweet end of my chocolate preference range - but when you want some sweet chocolate, it's delish. I does not have the "fruity" taste of Cadbury - which for me is a good thing.