I had high hopes for these as I love chilli and chocolate and the ingredients list promised very high quality and a sophisticated taste. Butter is the second biggest ingredient at 25% followed by the Ecuadorian dark chocolate, which is real dark chocolate when cocoa mass is the main ingredient not sugar. Opening the pack, I was blown away by just how chocolatey these smelt. Really deep, dark and intense. They looked delicious too with a dark cocoa colour and a phenomenal amount of dark chocolate chips in.
And they didn’t let me down. I haven’t had an M&S cookie for so long I forgot just how good they were. A crumbly, short texture with a deep chocolate flavour with the most creamy, gorgeous, dark and rich chocolate chips in every mouthful that just melt in the mouth. The chilli is just right as well. At first I couldn’t really taste it and thought it was just (an extremely delicious) chocolate cookie but then a mild heat comes through that pairs well with the dark chocolate.
It’s not overly spicy or savoury and complements the richness of the chocolate rather than detracts from it leaving a nice sophisticated flavour in the mouth. These little beauties are just delicious, plain and simple, and worth every decadent mouthful.
Bought at: Marks and Spencer
Nutrition per cookie: 113 calories