To be honest, I don’t like mint. I can drink mint tea and mint latte, yes, but mint itself? I avoid it as much as I can. I only eat Mentos when it’s fruit flavor, and I always decline from friendly offers of Halls, Stork and Fox’s candies.
Now, chocolate, on the other hand, I absolutely love. I love dark chocolate; the darker the better. And I also love it in its pure form: just chocolate. Eating dark choco with vanilla is yummy, too, as well as chocolate+bananas. Ugh. Talking about it makes me crave it.
But on most cases, though, I don’t like it when people add stuff to chocolate. Especially mint. I mean, as much as I love chocolate, I hate, and I mean hate chocolate mint. I’ve always thought that chocolate mint was a disgrace to the glory of chocolate.
That is, until I tasted Lindt‘s chocolate mint. Lindt makes chocolate that’s SO good that I’ll be willing to make it an exception to the whole I-hate-chocolate-mint thing going on. My only problem with Lindt is that it’s super expensive. I’d eat it if it was given to me for free, but I won’t buy it myself.
…And then, a couple of months ago, I stumbled on Goya Dark Mint.
I first heard about it from Ana, who is a total mint lover. At first I didn’t pay much attention, seeing as Ana is, as mentioned, a mint lover, so she’ll naturally like it. But then one day I decided to give Goya Dark Mint a try.
And, I swear, it changed the way I think about chocolate mint forever.
Goya Dark Mint ROCKS!!!
And yes, this is coming from me, one who hates the chocolate+mint combo.
I don’t know how to explain it. I can’t put into words why Goya Dark Mint made a chocomint hater make an exception. And I certainly can’t explain why Goya Dark Mint is now the official chocolate of my office…to the point that when I bring a box, my officemates clamber to get a piece. During lunchtime today, we all nearly screamed when the last piece slipped from one of my friends’ hands and nearly fell to the floor. It didn’t, thankfully.
I can still honestly say that I still don’t like the idea of mint invading chocolate’s glory… but in the same breath, I’ll say that Goya Dark Mint is delicious. I can’t explain why it’s so special, really.
It still is just chocolate. Strictly speaking, it’s not exactly the best chocolate in the world. See’s still makes the best box of chocolates in the world, in my opinion. And it still is just mint. But somehow, the way Goya did it was different.
So if you’re like me, and you don’t like chocolate and mint together? I say give it a shot. Of course, I still respect individual tastes, but who knows, you might like it, even love it. And you might even blog about it like me and the other Goya Dark Mint lovers.
Try it, I say.
Take it from someone who used to hate chocolate mint.