Lindt Fine dark chocolate with Strawberry pieces

February 2, 2014 / 0 comments

We have never been disappointed with anything from Lindt. Like the bar we tried with chili pepper, the consistency is phenomenal. Sure, this doesn’t have any chili whatsoever, but we like Lindt so we wanted to try it anyway…

Theo Organic Spicy Chile Dark Chocolate

January 4, 2014 / 0 comments

We’ve had other chocolates from Theo, from their 3400 Phinney line. Nice initial mouthfeel, even with the slightest bit of grittiness at the outset, but it then melts quickly and smoothly. We expected more sweetness, but was pleasantly surprised at the sultry, darker bitterness that came through. The heat from chili and cayenne starts to…

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Equal Exchange Lemon Ginger chocolate with Black Pepper

August 13, 2013 / 0 comments

Equal Exchange has surprised us with some of the chocolate they’re putting out: between this and their hot chocolate mix, we are some happy spicy chocolate fans. Combine with their coffee, and it’s even better, and you can feel good about getting your spicy on.

Safeway Select Dark Chocolate with Lemon & Pepper

March 24, 2011 / 0 comments

We’ve noticed lately hints of trends: supermarkets venturing into house branding their own chocolates; and more adventurous mixing of fruits and spices into chocolates (read: line extensions to take up more shelf space).

Hägeland Dark Chocolate Pear & Almonds

June 17, 2010 / 0 comments

One of two dark chocolates made by Hägeland that we’ve tried, this is a middle-of-the-road 57% dark Belgian chocolate. Mixed in we find pear granules and almonds, an interesting combination of notes for this chocolate. The pear hits a clear, high note, nicely complementing the sweetness in bittersweet chocolate.

Dagoba Lavender Blueberry 59% cacao

May 3, 2010 / 0 comments

I tell you folks, if you’re in a store somewhere, and they sell chocolates, and they carry some or all of the Dagoba line, you need to pick one and try it. I happened to be in the Hershey’s store in Times Square (yeah, I know, but that’s another story) and quietly hiding on an…

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B.T. McElrath Chile Limón Chocolate

February 22, 2010 / 0 comments

The more chocolates we try, the more I seem to think that the further north (colder) they come from, the better the chocolate. Case in point: B.T. McElrath’s Chile Limón bar, from Minnesota. This is a chocolate bar that wants to be a truffle. In terms of our rigid criteria in meeting awesomeness, this one…

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Dagoba beaucoup berries

February 22, 2010 / 0 comments

I can’t say that I have ever had a chocolate from Dagoba that I didn’t like. And here I find another flavor of theirs that I have not had tried! Dark chocolate – 74% cocoa – with cherries and cranberries. Simple, elegant mix of sweet, and bitter dark chocolate. Just throw in some pop rocks……

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Dolfin Chocolat Noir Au Poivre Rose

December 16, 2009 / 0 comments

Another fantastic Belgian chocolate, this time a dark – 52% cocoa – from the Belgian chocolatier Dolfin. This one is purely pink – peppercorns, that is.

Bremer Hachez Cocoa d’Arriba (Blueberry and Cocoa Nibs)

December 16, 2009 / 0 comments

Hachez makes some fantastic German chocolates. We last reviewed their Strawberry and pepper dark chocolate, and just recently found this one. Again, their combination of Ecuadorian cocoa, and fruit prove to be an interesting mix.

Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate with pomegranate

August 7, 2009 / 0 comments

“It’s delicious, and it has a little taste of [fruit] punch in it. It tastes a little bit like grape juice.” – 5-year-old “It tastes like Giselle.” – 3-year-old Surprisingly, it doesn’t immediately taste like Hershey’s chocolate. We think there might be a little too much pomegranate; the sweet and tart fruit almost overwhelm the…

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Chocolove Orange Peel in Dark Chocolate

June 5, 2009 / 0 comments

Compared to the Frey orange dark chocolate, the orange flavor is much more even and subtle, but the freeze-dried orange peel itself is distracting. The chocolate is nice – the Belgian dark chocolate is smoother, more buttery, than the swiss counterpart – but it’s just those damn peels that get in the way.

Frey Bouquet d’Oranges

June 5, 2009 / 0 comments

We’ve had Frey before – generally we’ve tried to find chocolates with pepper – but here we find some orange. We don’t like it so much. The orange powder tastes a bit crystallized, but we wonder if it’s intentional. We’re also wondered if this might be happen to be a bit stale. The chocolate part…

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Godiva 50% Dark Chocolate with Orange

January 3, 2009 / 0 comments

As soon as we tear the trademark gold foil open, we can smell the orange – yummy. What’s interesting about this one is the initial orange note is the high sweet orange, more aromatic, but then as the chocolate dissolves, you get the deeper, heartier orange flavor and mouthfeel within the chocolate. As you would…

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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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