Chocolate Liqueur Review
Great, now I’m reviewing alcohol.
I originally thought I’d be subjecting a more conventional bottle to my scrutiny, but while shopping, a couple little devils caught my eye. For the longest time I’ve been curious about Godiva’s chocolate liqueur, but couldn’t see myself justifying the $30 price tag they come with. This isn’t so much because of the beverage itself, but because of what other drinks I could mix it with in my collection (or lack thereof). So I took the sampler’s route and bought a 50 milliliter bottle of the regular chocolate and white chocolate flavors.
It’s been a long time since I had Godiva chocolate, but given their name and reputation, this should be an interesting treat. The bottles look nice, dark and elegant, almost like some high-class chocolate syrup. Sometimes a really nice bottle is all it takes to catapult my attention.
Aesthetically, the regular chocolate variant looks like perfect chocolate milk, complete with a silky appearance and almost irish cream-like scent. As I take an initial sip, the burn from the alcohol faintly lingers about my throat while the chocolate flavor gives off a mild personality. The burn comes up more as I work my way, but becomes nonexistent on the finish. I can’t help but think of irish cream mixed with chocolate syrup while I finish what little I have. This is definitely something that could stand on its own as a post-dinner drink, like eggnog except you’re not limited to one time of the year.
White Chocolate Liqueur Review
Now, I love white chocolate. I think it’s a bit of an unsung sweet that, when good, holds up on its own. When paired with the right stuff it’s incredible, but they aren’t always so clear-cut. It’s kind of like how I view Jameson whiskey–you really need to know what it can and can’t go with. Needless to say, my hopes are quite high for this one.
Other than the white label, the bottle itself for this sample size is interchangeable. A bit coy, really. Once again, we’re talking silky smooth texture here, like a slightly thicker milk. The burn from the alcohol is far less apparent to me, which is fitting with the mild flavor of white chocolate. Much like how the chocolate flavor makes me think of irish cream, this one simply makes me think of milk (white chocolate milk, anyone?). Because the flavor is so unimposing, I don’t really register the fact it’s white chocolate until the finish.
It’s probably my own bias, but on their own, I prefer the white chocolate flavor. That said, I’m still pretty dry on recipes either of these could be used for, especially the white chocolate variant. Other than a coffee or milk-esque drink, my creative juices simply aren’t flowing. I enjoy both on their own, but I’m not so sure I’d shell out the price tag for a whole bottle of either one.