Merci Petits of Germany have recently introduced a new range of exquisite, small and assorted chocolates for informal gifting. Although the gift box I got has only one variety, the box showcases three different flavours. I was little taken aback, but after this I popped one inside my mouth. It had a solid, hard outside which my teeth cut cleanly through letting go off the gooey, mushy inside, leaving me with a great chocolaty moment.
For over 100 years, Storck has managed to offer moments of joy and love in over 90 countries all over the world. Today it's a cherished brand all over Europe. Recently, it has combined the finest ingredients to form the delicious bite-sized, individually wrapped chocolates. The assorted collection has the Dark Cream, Noisette Cream and the Dark Mousse varieties. The Dark Mousse chocolates that I sampled have 72% cocoa solids. The other ingredients are sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, fat reduced cocoa powder, coffee and flavouring.
Sealed tightly in cellophane, the informal gift case (refer to pic 1) in green and white has an instant appeal. The box is so tightly wrapped in cellophane that I had to open it with a pair of scissors. It has nearly two handfuls of wrapped chocolate candies. I looked at the back of the case and it read 125 grams. The wrappers (refer to pic 2, 3, 4) are attractively done in glossy dark and light brown shades. It gave me a childlike happiness to see so many beautifully wrapped chocolates together. On opening the wrapper, the chocolate bar (refer to pic 5) reveals itself as dark brown, solid and looking weighty. I broke the bar into two and a distinctive light brown core (refer to pic 6) became visible. The core was filled with mushy chocolate cream that was ready to ooze out. A rich buttery flavor was released as soon as I put the chocolate in my mouth. The chocolate deformed and melted in no time.
What I like more and what I feel makes Merci chocolates stand out is the fact that it’s less sugary. Also, I like the idea of the bite size version of the big chocolate bar from Storck. Merci assorted chocolate collection could be a great gift idea as well. It's ideal for celebrating small pleasures in everyday life.