MarieBelle White Chocolate with Japanese Matcha
I love white chocolate and matcha so when I saw this bar at Whole Foods I just had to grab it. The green tea flavor was present but not super strong. At first first it was all sweet white chocolate and then the matcha came through as a fresh, green aftertaste. Having previously tried a milk chocolate matcha bar, I think that white chocolate is definitely the better partner. The flavors compliment each other well and they are both able to share the spotlight. My boyfriend is petrified of all things matcha because of the color but he thought that it was pretty tasty too. I loved that it was scored and easily breakable, allowing me to continue to savor it through several tea times.
MarieBelle has a tea salon inside of their shop in SoHo. I will be adding it to my to do list for the next time I am in the neighborhood. Until I can get there myself, check out this great post by Jee at Oh, How Civilized.
Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa butter, dry whole milk, nonfat dry milk, matcha green tea powder, natural soy lecithin
You can find out more about this chocolate here.