Pralus Pyramide des Tropiques

In August of 2011 on my birthday, I was in Seattle in Chocolopolis, a small chocolate shop in Queen Anne Hill, where I found this package of ten small chocolate bars, a tasting pack of chocolate.

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These were delicious, all of them. I must admit that my memory of the day is a bit hazy, as birthday libations followed my visit to this store, and I misplaced these and a few other labels after the trip, which is why they are appearing out of date order in my blog. But I remember tasting each bar and finding them all to be exquisite. All of them are single origin, and all were 75% cacao. I will need to try more bars from Pralus.

BTW, the Chocolopolis store was really amazing too. They have a wide range of unusual and rare chocolates, at least here in the States. They are worth a visit if you are in Seattle.

And speaking of libations, I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year’s Eve tonight! I’ll see you back here in 2014, with a whole bunch of new chocolates.

After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins

I will now disclose a guilty little pleasure of mine.

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I like these little chocolate candies way more than I should. They are not the best chocolate in the world, but they are incredibly tasty little wafers. I love the mint filling, which isn’t so strongly flavored that I can’t taste the chocolate too. I used to eat a couple (or more) in the evening to get my chocolate fix, when I didn’t have a new bar waiting for entry into this blog.

BTW, I always thought of these as British chocolates, but they are made in Hamburg, so I am marking them as German.

Dark Aero Bar

Back when I tried my first Aero egg, I remember wishing they came in bar form, which would be easier to eat. Then a co-worker gave me an Aero bar, which was delicious, but I remember wishing it was dark chocolate. Then my friend Mike H. came through with this Canadian bar.

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Man oh man, this was the BEST Aero yet! There is something about bubbles in chocolate that intensifies the flavor, making this 70% cacao bar taste super rich and deeply chocolatey. I wish they had these bars in the States, but I’d probably weigh five hundred pounds if they did.