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?