Craig Sams founded Green & Blacks in 1991 after he and his wife sampled a piece of organic dark chocolate. They thought they had tasted nothing else like it, and were sure others would love the taste as much as they did.
The name Green & Black is based on what they represent - Green for organic and Black for dark and intense. All Green & Black's chocolate is also Fair Trade.
While I was a at Sainsbury's the other day, I spotted a Green & Black's Lemon bar that I had not spotted before. I also noticed that there was a 2 for £3 offer on Green & Black's bars. So with no further prompt required, I picked up the Lemon Bar, and took another of my favourites, Burnt Toffee.
While both are made from 60% dark cocoa, the Burnt Toffee has crunchy pieces of Yorkshire toffee inside, that adds texture to the smooth chocolate. The flavour of butterscotch mixed with dark chocolate gives it a bitter-sweet taste, almost salty, and makes you want o come back for more.
The Lemon Bar was infused with lemon oil to give it subtle citrus notes, and works particularly well with dark chocolate. The acidity cuts through some of the bitterness to make it very refreshing. This one is enjoyed more in moderation compared to the Burnt Toffee.