I got this bar from a co-worker, Lauren G., who found it at Ikea for 99 cents.
Wow, for 99 cents and just 60% cacao, this was a pretty good dark chocolate bar. It was dark and a bit dry and crunchy, but it had a lot of chocolate flavor. The label said it was imported from Poland thru a company in Texas for sale in California, but I don’t see how that is possible for just 99 cents. What a world.
I got this bar a while back, but I don’t remember where.
Unfortunately the bar had bloomed on about half, but we tried the other half and it was quite good. It was a nice dark chocolate of unknown cacao percentage, but it tasted even darker with the roasted coffee beans that were ground and spread throughout. My co-workers seemed to like it, and some people even tried the bloomed part, but it was quite dry there.
I found these dark chocolate M&M’s at Target as well.
You know, these are really good. I think regular M&M’s are OK, but make that chocolate a 50% cacao dark, and you have a really good candy. Sure, there are no singular notes or special qualities, but it sure makes a darned good snack. And my co-workers liked them too.
I found this bag of M&M’s at Target.
I was hoping this would be a roasted coffee bean in chocolate with a candy shell, but it was just coffee-flavored chocolate around a peanut, with coffee-related colored candy shells (ivory, tan, brown). Still, it was quite tasty, and like the bag ordered, I shared them at work, and they were quite popular.
My co-worker Lauren G. gave me another Dolfin bar.
This was a dark chocolate, at least 60% cacao according to their website but it tasted much darker, with candied orange peel throughout it. The orange flavor was very intense but somehow it did not overpower the rich chocolate taste, so I really liked this bar. My co-workers loved it, and it disappeared quickly.
My co-worker Lauren G. gave me this Dolfin bar to try.
I have had a good Dolfin bar and a bad one, and this one was definitely a good one. The chocolate was dark and rich, and the almonds were nicely roasted and crushed and sprinkled throughout the bar for an even crunch and flavor. It was a big hit with my co-workers, and for many of them it was their first Dolfin bar.
The package did not indicate any cacao percentage, but a quick Google search revealed it to be 51%. I am impressed, since it tasted much darker than that. I would have guessed 70%, easy.
My co-worker Dini M. gave me another Green & Black’s bar to try.
This bar was a nice smooth dark chocolate bar, mildly salted. The salt was even distributed and melted throughout the bar, so there were no large crunchy chunks. I liked that, and so did my co-workers. And at 70% cacao, this was a decently dark chocolate bar too.