When I first saw this product last year at christmas, i immediately decided it was worth a try so bought it as a christmas present for my 8 year old sister.
well, she loved her present! the 'mouldable chocolate' kept her amused for the whole morning, and all the stuff was eaten and gone before lunch. (which isn't actually such a good thing if you think about it health-wise...)
To be honest, the chocolate was kind of hard to mould at first... but the process of trying to knead the chocolate was quite a laugh, and we got it to work in the end. I have to admit that even i enjoyed messing around with the chocolate as well! (17 year old teen speaking here) my sister did gave up half way through and started just eating chunks, but she didn't complain, as it tasted really good. ah yes, let's talk about the taste! personally, i really loved the taste of it; it was like chewy chocolate, (yes, chewy), and there definately was a hint of the 'belgium chocolate' flavour in there. however, i do very much doubt that it's made of '100% belgium chocolate' like it says on the box. it's certainly different to your average belgium chocolate.
all in all, i could sit and scoff the stuff all day (so could my sister), but it's true that the unique taste to this chocolate won't appeal to everyone. (just look at some of the previous reviews!)
After a very successful trial of the product, i went back and bought some more for my sisters birthday a few days ago; needless to say, she was thrilled! however, we did something stupid this time that i'd like to warn everyone about.
as you can see in the review title: "do NOT leave on a raditor!" from experience, we knew that this stuff is quite hard to mould at first, so we tried putting it on a radiator to speed up the softening process.
we epically failed.
the chocolate ended up an oily mess (which further more made me doubt the '100% begium chocolate' claim!) and even though it was softer, was disgusting to touch. to be fair, it was our fault for leaving it on a radiator, so i won't complain.
but we left it overnight, and this morning we could eat it again just fine.
Ok, summary time!
*very fun to play with!
*keeps children amused
*tastes really great(<== mine and my sister's opinion. we can't speak for everyone)
*hard to mould at first (but you could always just eat the chunks as if they were average chocolate without bothering to make anything first, like my sister did xD)
*leaves oily reminants when heated up too much (either by kneading it excessively, or cough-byleavingitonaradiator-cough)
so in conclusion, i do really love this product; both the idea and the chocolate itself! but there are some things that could really be improved.
*it would be great if they could make the chocolate a bit more like playdough in texture so that it would be easier to mould.
*this isn't a huge problem, but they should really provide more than one hand wipe!
*the oil content needs to be reduced. it said stated on the packet '100% belgium chocolate' but that's clearly not the case! otherwise the chocolate wouldn't be mouldable, and hello, where did all the oil come from?
rated this 4 star. fantastic product: fun, tastes great, but i'm taking off a star because of my questions and concerns about the actual ingredients that are in these things.
hope this helped! and remember, don't leave these chocolates on the radiator. it's not a smart thing to do... :P