Montezumas's colourful range of flavoured 100g chocolate bars retail at £2.39 each, but at the moment, they have a promotion on that offers five for £11. So, while I was in town the other day, I thought I would treat myself to some from their collection.
Montezumas likes to emphasize the Britishness of the brand, which they do here in a really fun way, with names like 'Space Hopper', a toy that became a fad in the 1970s, and 'Sea Dog', the nickname of a sailor.
With the Space Hopper Bar, Montezumas decided to have change from tradition. Orange is usually paired with dark chocolate, but here, they use 43% milk. The sharpness of the orange oil contrasts really well.
The Sea Dog is another citrus bar; this time they use lime oil with 70% dark chocolate, but they add a hint of sea salt that actually adds a certain sweetness to the bar.
Bean Machine has been given a face lift with a new recipe that has increased the bitterness of the chocolate by increasing the strength of the coffee. For me it is a bit too strong, but if you like black coffee, this will be very pleasing.
The next two bars are new to the collection. Out of these, Open Sesame is is my favourite. Caramelised sesame seeds are dotted throughout this milk chocolate, creating a sweet crunchy bar.
I also like Peeling Amorous, which is their first white bar, and contains freeze dried cherries and lemon oil. the sourness of the cherries, and sharpness of the lemon, prevent it from being too sweet, but I was disappointed by the percentage of sugar (45%) compared to cocoa butter (29%).