I ate the last Jacques Torres bar.
Like the pistachio bar, this bar good. Not great, nothing special, just a nice dark chocolate bar with roasted almonds.
In a way, I am kind of glad I am done with these chocolate bars. Not that they were bad, they weren’t. They just weren’t amazing in any way, and I think my personal bar (pun intended) has been raised so that I want really good chocolate bars or nothing at all.
I cracked open another Jacques Torres bar at work. Sorry for the fuzzy photo. I guess I was excited to get into the package!
This bar was their 60% bar was some roasted pistachios on the underside. Like that bar, it tasted darker than 60% cacao, and I liked the pistachios, but otherwise it was nothing special. Just a good bar.
I tried a spiced chocolate from Jacques Torres.
The front label says it is “dark chocolate with a hint of spice”, while the back label says it contains ancho and chipotle chili peppers. There was a slight heat, but I tasted more of a cinnamon taste than any pepper flavors. Some of my co-workers agreed, but some thought the cinnamon flavor was from the peppers. Either way, it was a nice bar.
Finally I tried the darkest bar that Jacques Torres had to offer.
Nice. This bar was nice. It was very deep and very dark, with nice rich chocolate flavor. And surprisingly it was still creamy, even though it was 80% cacao. But beyond that…not much to report. No high notes, no special aftertaste. Just a good chocolate bar.
Next I tried a darker Torres bar.
Yum, this was a nice, dark bar, with deep rich flavor. Nothing unusual or special to report. Just a good dark chocolate bar.
After trying the graham crackers and the Big Daddy bar, of course I had to try some regular Jacques Torres bars!
This bar was rich and creamy, and it tasted darker than 60% cacao. I would have guessed 70%, easy. However, there were no special notes, like you get from single origin chocolate, and I kind of missed that.
I saw this bar in New York City and I had to buy it!
Here it is without the bow, so you can the whole label.
This bar was a whole kilogram, over two pounds of solid dark chocolate! I shared it with my entire team of 60 people when I got back to California, after a meeting where I shared some very good news about the trip to NYC. Everyone enjoyed it, although I thought that as a dark chocolate, it was just OK. No special notes, and not especially dark (I would guess it was 55 or 60% cacao). Still, what a HUGE bar!