Chocolate and Dulse is our favourite combination – one Mara maid even sprinkles Dulse on her Nutella and toast- so we were very excited to hear from the innovative chocolate company ‘Discover’ that they have produced a chocolate bar with Dulse seaweed. In the name of ‘research’ and for the sake of upholding our names as seaweed aficionados, we just HAD to give them a try…
It is a very smooth, sweet chocolate and you would never guess that there is no added sugar (it is sweetened with stevia – a natural plant extract, with no calories, and 200 times sweeter than sugar in the same concentration.)
We liked the fun graphics on the packaging and the flecks of Dulse on the chocolate were very pretty. For seaweed connoisseurs like ourselves we did find the Dulse content a little sparse. It was not mixed through but rather speckled on one side. However if you placed the Dulse flecked side onto your tongue the Dulse melts into your mouth and gives a slightly salty edge to the sweet chocolate.
After the Mara maid taste test, the majority vote was to suggest more Dulse and perhaps in a dark chocolate bar- this combination has been tested by us before and met with much approval from our taste buds. But taste is personal, and for those who like their chocolate sweet and want a gentle saltiness with added minerals, or need a soft approach in to the sweeter side of seaweed, then this chocolate might be for you!
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