HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
Do you create unique foods? Tell us about it
TELL US

Christopher Norman Chocolate

MOREKASHA Nov 1, 2009 03:36 PM

I had never seen nor heard of this brand before today. So, when I saw their bittersweet crunch bar I had to try it. It was almost flavorless and dry. There was no real chocolate taste. What gives?

  1. plum Nov 3, 2009 01:32 PM

    I used to work near the Christopher Norman shop on New Street in downtown Manhattan. I think I had these chocolates as fresh as they could be got, and I still didn't find them enjoyable.

    The chocolates were very pretty to look at, but unfortunately neither the bars nor individual pieces stood out for me. The chocolates were dry/bland, and no matter what the flavour was billed as (rose, bergamot, filled with blood orange, etc) all tasted uninteresting like plain, brittle dark chocolate. I'd wanted to buy them as gifts, but after sampling a range, decided against it. So I'd like to ask too, what gives?

    1 Reply
    1. re: plum
      Ruth Lafler Nov 3, 2009 02:54 PM

      Me, three. My local purveyor of fine chocolates carries them -- I tried several of the bars when they were on special and I agree they were dry and the flavors weren't good. Emperor's new clothes, I think.

    Show Hidden Posts