The East India Company – Cherry Chocolate Chip and Chilli Cookies
A few weeks ago I got sent some rather delicious Cherry, Chocolate Chip and Chilli cookies (or CCC Biscuit) from The East India Company.
They come in a really posh looking tube, that’s obviously Eastern inspired, with the shapes and stand out gold leaf on the sides. The tin with it’s metal lid also feels really nice and adds that extra bit of luxury.
Inside the tub the biscuits are stacked neatly in a black plastic tray and wrapped in clear cellophane to keep them fresh.
On ripping open the cellophane I was greeted with a whiff of chocolate and a hint of spice, quite surprising as I wasn’t really expecting biscuits to smell of much.
The biscuits are quite thin and have a lovely texture, crispy and crumbly, the predominant flavour is the cocoa which is dark, rich and really chocolatey. Then the fruity sweet and sour cherries come through followed by a rather spicy and slightly smoky chilli kick, which has quite a burn to it that lingers for a while after you’ve finished the biscuit.
Sometimes chilli and chocolate really doesn’t work, usually because the chocolate over powers the chilli and there’s not enough heat to let you know the chilli is there, fortunately with these biscuits all the flavours stand out and the chilli kick is fantastic, certainly not a disappointment.
If you’d like to give them a go you can buy the 150g tub from here for just over a fiver, while not cheap they are delicious and worth treating your self to.