What do Lady Godiva and the Campbell Soup Company have in common? Probably not chocolate. And yet, the Godiva Chocolatier company which was founded in 1926 and named after the naked Anglo-Saxon equestrian was owned by the “Soup is good food” company for almost 40 years. A strange history for a company which originally only created edible chocolates and now include quaffable chocolates amongst their many enterprises. This latest in a line of chocolate liqueurs which already includes white and milk chocolate, contains no dairy and has only half of the calories of the other two.
Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur (30 proof)
Visual: Dark clear brown.
Nose: Slightly sweet chocolate.
Taste: Less intense than what I was expecting. Not to say that it is weak, but the overall character seems somewhat watered down. It does taste like chocolate though, and not a whole lot like a sugary liqueur. Think, a dry creme de cacao.
Finish: Simple and slightly bittersweet.
Overall: An interesting liqueur for use in cocktails. Much less sweet and cloying than a typical creme de cacao, but also much richer in real chocolate flavor. Try this in your next Commodore or Brandy Alexander and see what you think.
GSN Rating: B
For more information go to: Godiva Spirits