You’ll find three Schogetten chocolates at ALDI (maybe more where you live?). Two will differ by the amount of cocoa in the bar, one will throw some hazelnuts into the mix. Cocoa of course is what makes chocolate, chocolate. But there is also, too much of a good thing. How much is too much is something you’ll need to decide for yourself. The answer is sort of personal. It’s like the boxers or briefs thing (never would I have ever thought there’s a game by this name – haven’t tried it).
For me the 65% cocoa in the dark chocolate (read the number on the front label) is sort of like a brief. If I happen to have a few briefs in the drawer (I do) and I pull one out first, it’s going on, even though the odds are stacked the other way. So it was with the dark chocolate. It turned out 65% cocoa wouldn’t have been my first choice, but it worked just the same.
The Schogetten milk chocolate contains 30% cocoa. You need to turn the package over to find this important fact. It also contains 18% milk solids. I’m not sure of the relevance of the later, other than this is milk chocolate. In comparison, the milk chocolate still has a very chocolate taste, but not as strong as the dark variety. It’s also a creamier chew. Pretty good also.
The third variety adds hazelnut paste to the milk chocolate. What’s not to like? For some reason the hazelnut chocolate tastes a bit sweeter to me, even though there’s actually a little less sugar used in the recipe. Go figure. I should also note that any of the three is a quality chocolate.
One really nice thing about the Schogetten chocolate is, it’s not a bar. Inside the package are separate small squares of chocolate. There’s no need to break off pieces like a chocolate bar, getting chocolate crumbs over your counter, car and/or person. Just open the tab on the end of the package, slide out a square of chocolate, reseal the package and enjoy. Not only is it neater, but a square or two is going to satisfy your chocolate craving without needing to eat the rest of the package. One package goes a long way.
The next time you visit ALDI, or visit for the first time just to try these out, pick up one of each variety and decide for yourself whether it’s boxers or briefs. Maybe you can further randomize the experiment by putting them in your underwear drawer? Be careful the chocolate doesn’t get on the wears.
Calories per 7 pieces (7 pieces is a lot to eat of any of these chocolates)
Dark Chocolate – 195 calories, Milk Chocolate – 205 calories, Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts – 215 calories
Price 99 cents