The other day, when the duck and I went on our weekly grocery shop and did our routine special offer bin check, we did not expect much. But then we saw it – the chocolate that had the potential to change our lives; it was sitting there telling us: “Let’s go,” let’s turn around our lives, let’s embrace everything that might come our way, let’s be optimistic! Or, to put it less dramatically, we saw that there was a new kind of peanut butter chocolate that had not yet met our tummies: the Limited Edition Schogetten “LET’S GO” Sweet’N’Salty. Schogetten is one of the most popular German chocolate brands. Same as Milka and Ritter Sport you can find them at most grocery stores. What we like about Schogetten is that you can easily pretend that you want to share them as they come in individual pieces – no breaking off required. Like Milka and Ritter Sport they have lots of different flavors to choose from and sport the kind of base chocolate that we like: smooth, not oily, and not too many weird ingredients, just a few. Schogetten usually come in 100g boxes. I guess the duck and I lucked out with the 150g box we found!
There also were two other ‘LET’S GO‘ varieties in the bin: “Tutti Frutti” with white chocolate, peaches, and passion fruit (“no thanks” to fruity chocolate) and “Nuts in Dark” with dark chocolate and roasted hazelnut pieces (booooring). The peanut butter and salty cookie pieces variety was the only one that managed to reach our hearts and made us, in turn, reach out and carefully place a box in our shopping cart (that we had to learn to navigate in the past few weeks, due to the new “use a shopping cart to keep your distance” policies in most grocery stores – usually we’re basket types… and cases? Who knows). Peanut butter can do that to us. I still remember that time I wanted to cut back on sugar and processed food and found myself eating a huge jar of unsweetened peanut butter in just a few days. I don’t think eating a salad and then half a jar of peanut butter counts as “eating healthy (and in moderation)”. But it definitely counts as ‘eating delicious’ and that is exactly what we were hoping for with our newest grocery store acquisition:
The taste of peanuts and cookies
Before I get to the taste test, I want to reiterate that I love peanut butter. I also want to note that I used to be the kind of person who loved the combination of fries and a milkshake (back in the “a huge milkshake? My tummy agrees!” days), so the idea of sweet and salty and peanut butter sounds like a match made in heaven! In short, the duck and I are even more subjective than usual in this taste test.
Enough blabbering – let’s
We were hoping for the chocolate to taste like actual milk chocolate, and that it does – like regular milk chocolate Schogetten. It’s not waxy at all (which is the one thing that we really dislike about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups). Perfect! The filling is lighter (in taste and texture) and milkier than we had anticipated, but the peanut butter flavor is still distinct enough for us to appreciate it. The creamy part of the filling is soft and just the right amount of fluffy (as in “not heavy”), a bit like the “milky two” I mentioned in our Easter chocolate taste test. The salted cookie parts are tiny so it’s easy to miss them if you don’t know precisely what they are meant to be. They do add a pleasant saltiness to the relatively sweet chocolate and filling, though, which helps even out the slightly too milky (for our liking) qualities of the peanut butter milk cream. Despite the milkiness and a tad too light peanut butter taste, the duck and I are in love with those limited edition chocolate cubes and don’t even want to imagine a life without ever having tasted them. They are like small Peanut Butter Cups but minus the oiliness of the chocolate, the almost overwhelming sweetness and heaviness of the peanut butter filling, and, instead with some added crunch through the salty cracker pieces! What is there not to like (just ignore what we wrote about the milk)? 5/5 ducks! We’ve actually gone back to buy more!
I hope you could make sense of today’s taste test even though it’s a bit all over the place. Things are crazy these days, but the duck and I still wanted to post something cheerful and share this amazing discovery with you.
If you could design a special edition chocolate flavor, what would it be?
2 thoughts on “Snacks: Peanut butter Schogetten?!”
I think I’ll start using the duck rating scale from now on. Stars are boring…
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Hahaha! The duck would be honored!
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