July 1, 2008

Review: Colts Bolts Chocolate - Peanut Butter & Almonds

IMG_3705.JPGWe had never heard of Colt's Chocolates before we happened across them at one of our favorite candy pick-up joints, Cracker Barrel. It looked interesting enough, a gold foil-covered disk just a little smaller than a hockey puck. It felt dense (it weighs 2 ounces), and the label had a picture of a woman with big hair and a equestrian jacket on. We had to check it out.

The first thing we noticed when we unwrapped the "Bolt" were the gray streaks in the top layer of chocolate. That's always a bad sign, we know graying happens and doesn't hurt the flavor, but its an indication of quality control in our opinion.
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The "Bolt" disk is made up of three layers - in this case two milk chocolate layers with a peanut butter and almond middle layer. It is a fairly dense piece, so you need to cut out pieces, I'm not sure you'd want to bite right into it.

Overall, the flavor is in the vicinity of a Snickers bar, only much more dry. We did not get the three distinct flavors we were hoping for (milk chocolate, peanut butter and almonds).
IMG_3711.JPGThis may have been because the peanut butter wasn't plain peanut butter as far as we could tell - it was much lighter in color and tasted like it may have had milk added to it. I also think its a difficult task to distinguish two nut flavors in a single bite - the peanut and almond flavors end up merging together.

The other take-way was the texture - it was dry and crumbly. The three layers split apart as we bit into the piece, and the almond pieces, while nice and crunchy, were very dry.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at July 1, 2008 9:19 AM
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