Whittaker’s L&P White Chocolate

World fam­ous in New Zealand. That’s the advert­ising slo­gan for Lemon & Paeroa or L&P, a soft drink tra­di­tion­ally made by com­bin­ing lem­on juice with car­bon­ated min­er­al water from the town of Paeroa in New Zealand. It’s deli­cious with a fla­vour that’s dif­fer­ent from any oth­er lem­on-fla­voured soft drink, like lem­on squash or lem­on­ade, and it would be no sur­prise if it were fam­ous world­wide had it ori­gin­ated in a lar­ger coun­try. In a col­lab­or­a­tion with anoth­er New Zealand brand, L&P partnered to cre­ate L&P White Chocolate by Whittaker’s.

This chocol­ate bar com­bines bits of L&P pop­ping candy with Whittaker’s white chocol­ate to cre­ate an even more quint­es­sen­tially New Zealand product.

The light and sweet lem­on fla­vour of L&P is evid­ent from the smell of the chocol­ate bar and comes through prom­in­ently in the first bite. It’s a bit sur­pris­ing to be tast­ing L&P in sol­id form when you’ve long asso­ci­ated the fla­vour with its liquid form, but the creamy sweet­ness that emerges as the white chocol­ate melts returns your taste buds to more famil­i­ar ter­rit­ory before the pop­ping candy emerges in the body to unite the lem­on fla­vour with its crit­ic­al car­bon­a­tion. The pop­ping candy con­tin­ues to ‘pop’ after the chocol­ate has all melted and left your tongue, leav­ing a pleas­antly refresh­ing fra­grant lem­on fla­vour of L&P on the pal­ate. This white chocol­ate is a fun and enjoy­able chocol­ate.

This block of Whittaker’s L&P White Chocolate con­tained 250 g. It was pro­duced in New Zealand and pur­chased in Auckland, New Zealand in 2014.