There’s a warning statement on the back of the package: “NewTree chocolates should be enjoyed as part of a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.”
Yes, this chocolate is so dangerous, you must eat it in moderation. Lee picked this up from Walmart, which appears to be the only place you can get pink peppercorn – not even from the website. Sad.
At first, I was a little disappointed. The pepper wasn’t as sharp as I wanted. However, with peppercorn-flavored chocolate, a little goes a long way, and I usually end up leaving most of the bar for later. Not so here. I finished half of the bar one night and half the next – the (relative) mildness was addictive. Also, I suspect pink peppercorns are not inherently as sharp as black ones.
The chocolate was a good, dark Belgian chocolate, very rich and almost chalky-textured, just enough cocoa butter to hold everything together. It left behind an excess of crumbles, which I am using my finger to pull out of the wrapper as I type. Very good.