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Green & Blacks Chocolate

Green & Blacks Chocolate

Sweet, rich, delicious chocolate; perfect for a night in watching Star Wars! If you’re wondering which flavor you should try, use this as a handy guide to decide.

We managed to get our hands on 12 different flavors of Green & Blacks chocolate bars in dark, milk, and white chocolate, and the reviews are pretty mixed. My husband Mike and I review each, so enjoy!

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Organic Milk Chocolate with Chopped Roasted Almonds

Calories per 12 squares: 230

Sarah: 8/10

“For this one I was expecting more of the rich taste that you get in the pure milk chocolate one, but the large almonds chunks are really in your face. I don’t usually enjoy nuts in my chocolate; I prefer flavored chocolate (like hazelnut flavor), but not chunks. That being said, this is still pretty tasty. It’s like riding in a luxurious limo on a road that has the occasional pothole”.

Mike: 8/10

“Reminds me of those chocolates I would sell door to door in elementary school. Nice soft chocolate; the nuts are chopped and fairly fine, so it’s a good mix of nuts and chocolate. Not too nutty. The flavor is similar to the pure milk chocolate. A satisfying crunch”.

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Organic Dark Chocolate with Crystallized Ginger Pieces

Calories per 12 squares: 200

Sarah: 3/10

“Umm… no. The ginger really competes with the dark chocolate flavor. First you taste the dark chocolate, then suddenly a wave of ginger hits you… and unless you really like ginger, it isn’t pleasant. I wouldn’t get this one again; I don’t really like ginger unless it’s fresh and juiced”.

Mike: 6.5/10

“Strong ginger taste; reminds me of crystallized ginger candies, and also the pickled ginger you get with sushi. The combination is fine, but I don’t think it’s for everybody. You need to be a big fan of ginger to like this one”.

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Organic Dark Chocolate Flavored with Orange and Spices

Calories per 12 squares: 220

Sarah: 5/10

“I like this one a little more than the ginger, but not by much. The orange/dark chocolate is nice, but the spices are overpowering”.

Mike: 6/10

“It seems to be going for a Christmas orange taste, but definitely has a strong aftertaste of a combination of spices (possibly nutmeg?), which overpowers the orange flavor. If you like some Christmas cakes, you might like this one”.

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Organic Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Oil

Calories per 12 squares: 220

Sarah: 8/10

“This one is a nice mint chocolate mix. It has the mint flavor in the chocolate, rather than their older version of the mint/dark chocolate which had a mint filling (which was messier, but nice too)”.

Mike: 8.25/10

“Reminds me of a dark version of an After Eight chocolate. Not too sweet, and a nice blend of the chocolate that makes it feel refreshing, and it very tasty”.

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Organic Dark Chocolate with 70% Cocoa

Calories per 12 squares: 230

Sarah: 7/10

“This one has a pretty classic dark chocolate taste without being too bitter. Very rich; it’s just enough dark without going overboard”.

Mike: 6.5/10

“What I expect in a dark chocolate, but a bit bitter in the aftertaste. Might be better when paired with something, but it is strong on its own”.

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Organic Dark Chocolate with 85% Cocoa

Calories per 12 squares: 240

Sarah: 5/10

“This is very dark; almost too much so. This one is more of a chore to eat rather than a treat (Which defeats the purpose of chocolate for me). Then again, I don’t really like dark chocolate; I really prefer the ‘lighter’ dark chocolate taste”.

Mike: 5.5/10

“Very strong, very dark. On its own, it is a bit like bakers chocolate, but has a nice flavor and probably would be great to melt down and dip some strawberries in”.

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Organic Milk Chocolate with delicate flakes of Anglesey Sea Salt

Calories per 12 squares: 230

Sarah: 8.5/10

“This one is wonderful, smooth and rich… and them BAM! Sea salt! Why salt, why? Why did you ruin my chocolaty experience?”

Mike: 8.5/10

“Very nice first piece, but the more you eat the more you are aware of the salt. It’s good for those that can eat a piece or two a day, but slowly becomes overpowering as you go further down the bar”.

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Organic Dark Chocolate with Crunchy Yorkshire toffee pieces

Calories per 12 squares: 220

Sarah: 7.5/10

“This one is only 60% cocoa so it isn’t too dark, and the taste is pretty nice with the toffee. It feels like it should be a more ‘toffee coated in chocolate’ experience, rather than a ‘various bits of toffee randomly placed’ one; but it’s still very rich and tasty for a dark chocolate”.

Mike: 8/10

“Nice combination of crunchy toffee with the dark chocolate. I would have liked a bit more of the toffee flavor (or toffee in general) to balance out the darkness of the chocolate, but overall a nice combination”.

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Organic Milk Chocolate with Butterscotch Pieces

Calories per 12 squares: 220

Sarah: 9/10

“This one is tasty; the butterscotch is very minimal, almost not there at all, so you’re mostly just getting the milk chocolate taste, which is awesome; then comes the smallest hint of a butterscotch crunch”.

Mike: 9.25/10

“This is one of my favorites, it is similar to the milk chocolate but the butterscotch makes the overall experience sweeter and tastier. I find it a good balance of butterscotch and chocolate, but you might have to eat more than a piece to get the right ratio”.

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Organic White Chocolate with Madagascan Vanilla

Calories per 12 squares: 230

Sarah: 6/10

“I’m not a fan of white chocolate, it tastes too artificial; but this one isn’t too bad. The vanilla adds a really nice flavor that blends well with the sweetness of the white. Overall, it’s still a bit odd of a taste for me, but if you like white chocolate this one should do nicely to appease a craving”.

Mike: 9.5/10  *MIKE’S FAVORITE*

“Smooth and not too rich; the white chocolate rivals the Butterscotch as my favorite Green & Blacks confection. Give this a try if you are unsure about white chocolate, as it is one of the better white chocolate bars out there”.

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Organic Milk Chocolate with 37% Cocoa

Calories per 12 squares: 230

Sarah: 10/10 *SARAH’S ALL-TIME FAVORITE*

“Yesssssss. This is the pinnacle of milk-chocolaty perfection. A creamy, chocolaty concoction of simple, pure awesomeness.  This one is difficult to put down. I will fight you for it. Yum!”

Mike: 9/10

“Very nice, great taste and Sarah’s favorite. A great milk chocolate, I prefer combination chocolates more, but this is very nice”.

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Organic Dark Chocolate with chopped Roasted Hazelnuts and Currants

Calories per 12 squares: 220

Sarah: 5.5/10

“I didn’t taste the hazelnuts in this one; the dark chocolate was tasty but overpowering. The currants are small, but don’t really add much to the experience”.

Mike: 7/10

“Not quite as enjoyable as the Milk Chocolate Almond variety. The dark chocolate and hazelnuts are bit less flavorful, with the bitterness of the dark chocolate a bit too strong to get much of the hazelnut or currant flavor. The currants provide a bit of additional texture and flavor, but it felt like the ratio of sweetness, crunch, and bitterness was leaning a bit too much into dark chocolate land”.


We hope this helps you make your next chocolate bar decision when you’re at the health food store. Green & Blacks has been a favorite of ours for years, and it was nice to try out a broader range of their flavours. Overall, the pure milk chocolate and the butterscotch chocolate were the big winners. Both very tasty!

IF YOU’VE TRIED ANY OTHER OF THE FLAVORS Green & Blacks OFFERS LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THEM IN THE COMMENTS!


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