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 Noir Au Poivre Blanc & Cardamome

December 17, 2009 / 0 comments

Finally, we get to the third of three Dolfin chocolate bars in our Belgian-pepper trifecta. And, I think this might even the best of the three.

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.

Dolfin Chocolat Au Lait Au Hot Masala

December 16, 2009 / 0 comments

Dolfin is a fantabulous Belgian chocolate maker. They have a number of interesting sounding chocolates, so on a recent trip to NYC we picked a couple up to try. Two words made this an easy pick: hot masala.

New Tree Sexy Ginger Belgian chocolate

December 16, 2009 / 0 comments

Another interesting chocolate we picked up courtesy of our friends at Chelsea Market Basket in NYC. It has ginger flavor, and, unexpectedly, guarana extract. Yes, it’s Red Bull in a chocolate.

Chuao Firecracker

December 16, 2009 / 1 comment

No bones about it, the folks at Chuao make some really good chocolates. We especially love the Spicy Maya. But this one folks, this might actually have too much going on.

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.

Café Tasse Noir Poivre de Szechuan

December 16, 2009 / 0 comments

Among the many Belgian chocolates I recently found at Chelsea Market Basket, this was one of the most interesting I tried. Now, it’s important to note that I say interesting – it is not my favorite, but I am glad I got to try this.

Casa Don Puglisi Chilli Modicana Chocolate

November 29, 2009 / 0 comments

This was an interesting find – kudos to Chelsea Market Baskets in New York City for the recommendation. Made in Italy, in the laboratorio Don Puglisi, it comes in a plain wrapper, tied with a red string, and a card:

Vivani Ecuador Edel Bitter Chili 70% dark

October 23, 2009 / 0 comments

Lindt Ecuador Intense Dark

October 1, 2009 / 0 comments

As part of the Lindt Excellence series, they released an intriguing 75% cocoa, labeled “Intense Dark” and “Extra Fine”. Normally, we expect Lindt chocolate to be on the creamier side, and this was no disappointment. Good dark chocolate.

Newman’s Own Organics – Super Dark Chocolate 70%

August 17, 2009 / 0 comments

Speaking purely as a marketer, this intrigued me on the level of curiosity. Would this compare to other dark chocolates we have sampled? Was this merely a branded version of an organic chocolate produced by some larger chocolate concern? Would this hold up? Would it have been worth it? In short, to my best estimation,…

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Dagoba Conacado – 73% Dark Chocolate, Dominican Republic origin

August 17, 2009 / 0 comments

Dagoba has a phenomenal line of organic, single origin chocolates. We tried another in the line this past weekend, called “conacado,” after the Conacado Fair Trade co-op in the Dominican Republic. This is truly a wonderful chocolate – the flavor covers a wide spectrum of sweet tart fruit (cherry? cranberry?), coffee, hazelnut, and vanilla. This…

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Maria Tepozteca Chocolate Xocolatl (Chile)

August 7, 2009 / 2 comments

Picked this interesting chocolate up while down in Cancún, Mexico. Marketed as a traditional, Aztec-style chocolate, this massive 200g bar had me at “Chile.” “It tastes sweet and a little bit spicy. And, it feels smooth and good.” – 5-year-old.