I've reviewed several coconut products in the past. They tend to range from the sickly sweet to the fake tasting coconut flavor. I have yet to find a coconut flavored candy that I really like. However, I think I've finally found one. This is a new flavor from Dove and fits in perfectly with their other Easter egg chocolate candies.
This candy does have real coconut oil in it so the flavor is definitely more authentic. The ingredient list also has artificial flavorings listed, so maybe it isn't all real coconut flavor, but it sure tastes good. It isn't sickly sweet, it isn't fake tasting, it is just about perfect. I'm not sure I'd call the filling a creme, but it does melt very smoothly and evenly. If you look at the picture below though, you'll see it's more of a "solid" than a creme. I know that is nitpicking but when I think of a creme, I think of something completely different, more fluffy and whipped. This is more of a semi-solid. You won't find any coconut chunks, strings or pieces in this candy either, which is a little different than what you'd find in a higher end coconut creme chocolate candy. I think that's a bonus in this candy because the chunks would be out of place and odd in a candy that melts so nicely.
Speaking of melting nicely, this is the same Dove chocolate with a silky smooth melt. This candy has a fantastic crisp shell and there's the perfect amount of resistance when you bite into this. If you haven't had Dove milk chocolate before, you should really try it. The taste is unique and the melt is definitely the best of any easy-to-find mass-produced chocolate. It's a very good chocolate for what it is. I also like the beautiful foil wrappers on this candy. The colors are fantastic and the aluminum foil keeps this candy in great condition.
The only downside to this candy is the size. See the picture below for a comparison to a Hershey Kiss. At 70 calories a piece this candy is very large. I think I would have preferred the candy to be half the size, it seemed like a lot of candy and after eating two of these, I was done snacking on them. I also thought the picture on the front of the package was a bit deceiving because this candy is mostly chocolate with some creme while the photo shows a ton of creme with a smaller layer of chocolate. While an egg-shaped candy may make this seem like an Easter candy, I would be happy to see this available all year round.
Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 3 pieces = 1 serving = 210 calories, 13g fat, 20g sugars
Price: $3.00 purchased at CVS
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