I was in the supermarket a week or so ago and I happened to see a new Whittaker’s chocolate bar. Their peanut slab is a New Zealand favourite chocolate bar and it is gluten free.
I picked up the chocolate bar to have a closer look. Whittaker’s chocolate and L&P? A strange combination. L&P (or Lemon and Paeora) is a famous New Zealand soft drink and has been around for years and years. Very bad for you, as all soft drinks are but it has a very distinctive taste and if you are visiting New Zealand, this soft drink is worth trying.
But what about a chocolate bar with L&P? I picked up the bar and read the label to see if it was gluten free. Yes, it is gluten free (and this is confirmed on their Facebook page). Hmmm. I was about to put the chocolate bar into my supermarket trolley and then noticed it was white chocolate. No thanks. I don’t like white chocolate so I put it back on the supermarket shelf. As I walked away, I was still wondering what chocolate and L&P would taste like. It had intrigued me.
Then a few days later, Car from work pulled a bag of Whittaker’s L&P chocolate out of her desk drawer and asked me if I had tried it and if it was gluten free. I told her it was gluten free and that I didn’t like white chocolate. She said it was really good and handed me the bag. Of course I put my hand in and pulled one out. I ripped the paper off and put the whole thing in my mouth (it was only a small square) for my first taste of this intriguing chocolate bar.
What an amazing taste. The combination of white chocolate, L&P flavour (yes, it is distinctly L&P) and the little bits of popping candy to make it like the fizzy soft drink, make this a really delicious chocolate bar. Do try one. If you are not from New Zealand get a friend to send you one over.