I picked these up at my local organic grocery store for a trip I was taking to New York City for a couple of days. I needed sustenance on the plane.
These were pretty good! They were like high-quality Goobers. I shared them with co-workers on the plane, for my first high-altitude chocolate eating meeting. They liked them too.
I saw these chocolates at Target in their Easter display. I am such a sucker for seasonal chocolate displays.
These were good, like most Dove chocolates. Nothing special, no high notes or anything, but something good to fill my candy dish at the office. It’s just Dove chocolate in a new shape.
I found these at my local Target store.
I had had their peanut THINS recently, and I didn’t think these would be much better, but they were great! They had a nice crunch, very crispy without being as hard as the almond ones. And the pumpkin seeds are roasted with a very nice flavor that went well with the chocolate. Of all of the recent barkTHINS, this is the one I’d buy again.
My co-worker Matt S. gave me another Endangered Species bar that I had not tried before.
Like their blackberry sage bar, this one really surprised me. It was very good, with a nice balance between the dark chocolate and lemon poppy seeds, which also had a nice crunch. Sure, you ended up with poppy seeds between your teeth, but that was a small price to pay for good chocolate. My co-workers seemed fond of this bar too.
As usual, there was a nice inner label filled with information about leopards.
Our director Allen M. brought a second Vietnamese single origin bar to the office.
This was the companion bar to the 74% cacao bar from Vietnam. Surprisingly, with just a 4% cacao difference, it tasted very different than the other bar. It was deep and earthy, like a Peruvian bar. I am guessing that its cacao, while still from Vietnam, had a different local source. Still, it was very good and a nice complement to the 74% bar.
The director Allen M. from my publisher visited the studio and brought chocolate!
I have had one Vietnamese chocolate bar before, but it was milk chocolate and not very distinctive. Not true for this bar! It was very rich and had a bright singular note that reminded me of bars from Madagascar. It was absolutely delicious!
This is another tablet from my co-worker Maria V.
This was a nice chocolate. While there were no special notes, it was deep and rich and chocolatey, and just the right size for an afternoon chocolate hit.