Ghiradelli Twilight Delight 72% dark chocolate

September 25, 2008 / 0 comments

I think we might have chewed this one up before, but given that we came into a bar (thank you, Beth, thank you so much, and thank you Stephenie Meyer…) we’ll take another stab at it. Here’s a bar that’s dark dark – as dark as the , um, breaking dawn? Whatever… Seriously, dear reader,…

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Chuao Spicy Maya

September 11, 2008 / 0 comments

Heaven in a bar? here it is: cocoa, cinnamon, spices, chilies perfectly blended together. Short and sweet: perfect sweetness, creamy chocolate, complex character from cinnamon and chilies. These guys from Carlsbad, California make a damn good chocolate. We picked this up in Wegman’s, where it was significantly higher in price than other bars, but I…

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Chocolove: Chilies & Cherries in Dark Chocolate

September 11, 2008 / 0 comments

This is helluva nice bar – great balance between the chili peppers and the intensely sweet cherries. If you’ll recall, these guys from Boulder made an Almonds & Cherries bar we reviewed (and liked), so our first question is: are these Michigan cherries? Or they from somewhere else? Never mind the cherries – it’s the…

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Hachez Cocoa d’Arriba – Strawberry & Pepper

September 11, 2008 / 0 comments

Strawberry and pepper? German dark chocolate? Sounded interesting. Using Ecuadorian dark chocolate, this is a mildly bitter, dark, not overly sweet chocolate. Very smooth, full-flavored, bittersweet chocolate. We think while the pepper is just about right, the strawberry could stand to be a little more prominent. As it is, it has just a hint of…

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Wegman’s 72% dark chocolate

September 11, 2008 / 0 comments

It’s dry; not a great mouthfeel. Tastes waxy or clumpy as it melts in your mouth. Basically, an average bar; nothing outstanding or noteworthy, which is a bit surprising to us ├╝ber-consumers who sway towards Wegman’s and its ilk for above-average food. Two-year-old hands it back and says “no, do you have another one?” Four-year-old…

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Dove Originals: Ghana (another “rich, dark”)

September 9, 2008 / 0 comments

We’ve been a bit remiss lately – I know for a fact that there were at least three other chocolate bars lying around our high-tech chocolate FATLab (facility for analysis and testing laboratory), including a caramel-filled dark chocolate that was yummy… but that was two weeks ago, and these chocolate bars have a nasty habit…

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Russell Stover Urban Chocolates

September 9, 2008 / 0 comments

While hunting around our local Wal-Mart, I stumbled across these in a discount endcap. I realize the notion of a discount rack in Wal-Mart should raise some red flags, but given this item’s name, and that was a a buck or two (I can’t remember the price anymore), I decided it was worth investigating. Worth…

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