But was short-lived. I soon drifted back to milk chocolate, choosing sweeter brands over creamy ones, and even dipping into caramel chocolate for a while. And as the years rolled on, my preferences skewed from sweet to creamy, and then developed a taste for the bitterness of dark chocolate.
There's something very clean, both in flavour and mouthfeel, of very dark chocolate. If you can get past the initial sharpness, a different kind of sweetness emerges. It's almost fruity in quality, which makes it such a great pairing for actual pieces of fruit, biscuit, and earthy delicious matcha.
What's your favourite type of chocolate? Is your preference the same as when you were a kid?
Tell me in the comments. Or if you've written about it on your own blog, drop a link to your post so I can check it out.