Yacht Man Chocolate Cologne

I found another chocolate cologne.

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Unlike the Demeter chocolate cologne, which smells exactly like dark chocolate, this cologne is more complex and smells more like regular men’s cologne. Some reviews say it smells like a Burberry cologne, but I don’t own any of those so I can’t compare. I think it smells mossy and earthy, and maybe there is a touch of chocolate under that. I might be imagining it, though.

Also, this cologne is supposed to be Spanish, but mine says “Made in Germany” quite clearly on the label. It’s made by Myrurgia, which is a Spanish company, and they are fully owned now by Puig, another Spanish company, but I am listing this as a German product based on its manufacturing location.

Chocolate and Love Filthy Rich

My co-worker Troy H. brought this bar back from England, where he had attended the Brighton Chocolate Festival while on a business trip there…after finishing his work duties of course.

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This was a bar of plain dark chocolate, and it was really good. The chocolate flavor was deep and had a pronounced roasted finish along with some bright notes in the aftertaste. It was quite a hit at the office chocolate eating meeting.

Mieszko Espresso-Filled Dark Chocolate

I found a bag of these chocolates at CostPlus World Market.

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The bag was filled with individually-wrapped truffles, whose interiors were a coffee-flavored gel. I thought they were really good, but some people in the office chocolate eating meeting thought they were too sweet, and a few thought the coffee flavor was off. I am not a coffee drinker, but I thought they tasted fine.

This candy was my first chocolate from Poland. I was surprised that it took eighteen years of eating chocolate to find some from that country. I have tons of labels from surrounding countries like Germany and Slovenia, but I finally got a Polish one.

Chuao Earl Grey

My friend Tiff C. seems intent on providing me with every single Chuao variety bar in existence (and I think that’s awesome!). She gave me this bar in spring 2011.

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Despite being milk chocolate, this bar tasted very deeply of chocolate. And the tea flavor was very pronounced too, and the two tastes went very well together. Overall, this was a very good bar!

And I promise to stop using the word “very” so much.

Eclipse Morrocan Spice

Here’s another Eclipse bar that Robert picked up in San Diego.

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This bar was just OK. While I liked the chocolate itself and the addition of pumpkin and sesame seeds for texture, I couldn’t taste the harissa at all. One of my favorite local restaurants has a delicious chicken and couscous dish made with harissa, and I love its spicy garlicky taste. But I could taste nothing spicy in this bar, which was a disappointment.