Anthon Berg “The Generous Box” Chocolates from The Cocoa Trees

I love chocolate and this is nothing surprising because everyone loves chocolate. Anyone who doesn’t and isn’t allergic is just… weird.

My preference for chocolate has changed over the years. After trying quality chocolate there’s no turning back! Being quite selective of my chocolates, supermarkets may not carry what I’m seeking, but specialty chocolate shops do and thankfully we have such shops all over Singapore. One prominent shop that you can find in Singapore is The Cocoa Trees.

I’m not sure whether you’ve heard of them before, but I sure have! During my secondary school days, whenever there’s a school bazaar, they would sell Ritter Sport chocolates for just $2 each. That was probably the best chocolate I had access to during that age and time. It’s been many years now and their selections of chocolates have expanded a lot. They bring in all sorts of foreign brands from many different countries and they have kindly sent some over for me to review!


Anthon Berg “The Generous Box”

Frankly speaking, I have never heard of this brand before. I have probably seen it around but I never took notice and didn’t have an impression. Upon inspection of the packaging, the country of origin is Denmark – a country I’ve yet to visit. I haven’t got the chance to travel to northern Europe in fact, so I am more unfamiliar with northern Europe brands and products, as compared to French and Belgian ones.

Anthon Berg actually has over 125 years of experience producing fine chocolates and has worldwide presence, with most of its popularity in Europe.


There are 40 pieces in each hexagonal box and every piece is individually wrapped. This packaging is ideal for various reasons:

  • Being wrapped individually means you get portion control – something you don’t get with a huge bar, where you can’t figure when to stop (who can actually stop eating chocolate!).
  • The uneaten also remains perfectly fresh after you have your fill whereas for bars, you wonder what to do with the remaining (so most of the time, you’ll just continue eating until there’s no remainders).
  • You get to bring a few pieces on the go instead of committing to a huge bar. Isn’t great to have some chocolates to conveniently munch on throughout the day?
  • The most obvious benefit is that these chocolates can be conveniently and hygienically shared! Perfect to pass around to co-workers, classmates or friends at gatherings.


I guess that is why they named it “The Generous Box”. It probably is designed to be shared generously.


Another cute design of this product is the messages printed on each wrapper.


There are 6 different generous compliments from each box.


Milk Chocolate

Ingredients:

Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, whole milk powder, emulsifier (rapeseed lecithin), vanilla.

Minimum 37% cocoa solids and minimum 18% milk solids in the milk chocolate. May contain traces of nuts and soya.

Taste wise, it’s just plain milk chocolate but I was relieved that it tasted like good quality chocolate, although not the best of the best.


Dark Chocolate

Ingredients:

Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (rapeseed lecithin), vanilla.

Minimum 60% cocoa solids in the dark chocolate. May contain traces of nuts, milk and soya.

I personally like my chocolate as dark as possible. At 60%, it is considered to be quite dark, since 55% is my benchmark for dark chocolate to be considered dark enough. With the exclusion of milk, this ingredient list is even shorter and thus the product is quite pure. I like my chocolates to be unadulterated like that. The bitterness lingers even after drinking water and that’s good for those who do not like sweet chocolates.


While the taste isn’t out of this world, these chocolates are definitely decent taste wise.

This product scores more on the functionality rather than the taste! I conveniently slipped 3 pieces into my bag in case I get hungry after lunch and need something small to fill.

Each box of 40 pieces (300g) retails at $23.10 and can be found at all The Cocoa Trees stores.

Note that there’s a buy 3 get 1 free promotion until 26th July 2015.

*****

Taste: 3/5

Functionality: 4.5/5

Recommended to others: 3.5/5

Overall: Quite a decent chocolate brand

*****

The Cocoa trees

  

Store

Address

1

T1 Dep East

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1, Departure Transit Lounge East #02-62

2

T3 Dep South

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge South #02-27

3

T3 Check-In

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, Check-In Hall #02-84A/B

4

Jurong Point

63 Jurong West Central 3, #B1-32 Jurong Point

5

Tanglin Mall

163 Tanglin Road, #B1-19 Tanglin Shopping Mall

6

Suntec City

3 Temasek  Boulevard, #02-383 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983

7

Harbour Front

1 Maritime Square, #01-16 Singapore Cruise Centre

8

VivoCity

1 Harbour Front Walk, #02-143 VivoCity

9

Raffles City

252 North Bridge Road, #B1-43 Raffles City Shopping Centre

 
 

 
 

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