My last experience with Dagoba was excellent — I loved the “seeds” bar — so I figured it was time to try another. This time I went with one of their milk chocolate bars — “hazelnut” — which is actually milk chocolate (37% cacao) with roasted hazelnuts & rice crisps. I think it was lauded as a grown-up version of a Nestle Crunch, or some such thing.
Now I’m a dark chocolate girl and perhaps why this bar didn’t really hit the spot like I hoped it would. The bar is almost overwhelmingly sweet for me. And although the chocolate is quite smooth, it lacked a depth of flavor. I also thought the rice crisps were not as crisp as they should be.
Having said all that, it’s pretty good! The hazelnuts are nice and crunchy (although they are in pretty tiny pieces) and have a nice flavor. Overall I would say this bar is mild and sweet, so if you like your chocolate that way, I think you’ll enjoy this bar. Me, I’ll stick to their dark chocolate offerings.