My friend Lucy H. sent me this intriguing bar from the United Kingdom.
This bar was 65% cacao and had rose essential oil mixed into it, and wow, you could tell when you unwrapped it. The fragrance of rose wafted out of the wrapper, and as I tried a bite, the rich chocolate flavor gave way to the taste of the smell of a rose. Yes, this bar tasted like the smell of a rose. I loved it, and it reminded me of their violet bar that I tried a few years back. That was yummy too.
Oddly, most of my co-workers did not like this bar, finding it to taste “medicinal” or “soapy”. A couple of them loved it though, and we felt we must have refined tastes.