Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tiramisu Tirol

Tirol Tiramisu

Thanks to a friend of mine, I have 10 different flavors of Tirol chocolates to review soon! It's a favorite brand of ours, and she often sends me new flavors when she finds them. In preparation, I thought I should post the Tirol review I've been stewing on for a while before I dig into the various new flavors.

I don't really go nuts for tiramisu, but since I enjoyed the Tiramisu KitKat that came out a few years ago, I thought I'd take a chance on Tirol's offering.

Tirol Tiramisu

The chocolate smelled a bit like cheese (though I was reminded more of cheddar than mascarpone), and the layers were quite pretty. The cocoa powder layer was a nice touch, especially once the piece was broken. The chocolate seemed very soft, and you can see in the picture that it didn't have a clean snap.

The rich chocolate had a slightly bitter coffee flavor with a tempered sweetness and not much in the way of cheese. All of the flavors seemed muted, and while it wasn't bad, it was a bit disappointing. To be honest, I think I would have liked it more if I hadn't just tried the Tiramisu piece in the LOOK Italian Dolce set. Teaser: it was so good that it may have affected my opinion.

Orchid64 also reviewed this flavor on Japanese Snack Reviews.

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Tirol website

2 comments:

storybookdreamer said...

OMG! 10?! Really. That's so awesome! I'm jealous! I wish I could get individual Tirols here. They always have it in packs and there's almost always at least one flavor I don't want.
Haha, for me. I'm out of snacks. I only have one left that I need to write a review for. I'm good up til the 4th though. But I'll have to make a trip to Japantown soon to get more goodies :)

ebidebby said...

I'm so excited about the Tirol! I can't believe my friend fit it all in one box.

Hope you find some great new snacks on your next trip to Japantown! I'm jealous that you live close to a good source of Japanese candy!