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[DFW] "G"

Scott | Dec 24, 2003 10:51 AM

Some of you may have read recently about Godiva's new "gourmet" chocolates--the "G" line. (The fact that they have to release such a line is a tacit concession that their trade name has, through mass production and drops in quality, lost its cachet.) I've been looking for them at the Godiva shops at Northpark and the Galleria, but haven't seen them yet. However, yesterday afternoon, I saw that they had them at the Northpark Neiman Marcus. I bought a box of nine ($25) and had it for breakfast this morning. Very disappointing. While the chocolates are moderately attractive (though not in competition with other premium makers), they came up short in texture and flavors. Waxy exteriors, thick, pasty ganaches, ham-fisted flavoring. Tasting them blind, I doubt anyone would think them of any higher quality than Godiva's ordinary line. Frankly, they wouldn't be much of a value at $12. But $25? $2.77 per piece? They should list snake oil on the ingredients list. My recommendation: save your money. If you want something good at that price point, go for MarieBelle (which Neiman Marcus is still carrying).

Scott

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