My co-worker Chris J. went to Vermont and brought back this bar.
I have had Lake Champlain chocolate bars before, but never one from their new Blue Bandana label, which makes single origin chocolate bars. However, I have had chocolate from the Sambirano Valley in Madagascar before, in the form of a Francois Pralus 100% cacao bar that was delicious. So I had high hopes for this bar…
…and I was right! It was delicious! It had that bright “sunshine” singular note that I have come to expect from bars from this country. It also had a deep rich cacao flavor, also totally expected at 82% cacao. I loved it, and so did my co-workers. It disappeared quickly.