As a fan of matcha and sencha green tea, I grabbed these bars while browsing Cocoa Runners’ website. Both bars are white chocolate with matcha.
According to Cocoa Runners, Jordi’s is the Czech Republic’s only chocolate maker. It was found by Jiří Stejskal and Lukáš Koudelka in 2012. They first started making their chocolate with just Ecuadorian cacao but they are now also using cacao from Madagascar, Vietnam, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua.
The inside of the packaging contains a lot of information, both in English and in Czech, including a brief summary of how chocolate is made, that green tea plants are covered 2-3 weeks before harvest to increase their chlorophyll levels and then ground to make matcha, and that the matcha tea comes from the Darjeeling region in the Himalayas.
Jordi’s Chocolate: Made in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé is based out of Hungary. The first time I saw them on Instagram I was mesmerized by their elaborate mold. It was started in 2004 by Zsolt Szabad and Katalin Csiszar and the name Rózsavölgyi means “rose valley”.
Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé: Made in Budapest, Hungary
Both bars smelled creamy from the white chocolate and slightly earthy and grassy from the matcha. The texture was smooth and the flavor of creaminess with matcha flooded over my taste buds. The Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé bar had a stronger matcha flavor compared to Jordi’s. Because these bars were white chocolate, I didn’t get to experience the unfolding of a flavor story like I usually would with dark chocolate or higher percentage chocolate, but I enjoyed focusing on the grassy matcha flavor. If I had to choose between the two, I would go for the Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé bar because I liked having the stronger matcha flavor over the sweeter white chocolate flavor of the Jordi’s bar. My mother and sister also tried both bars and agreed they preferred the Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé bar for the strong matcha flavor.
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