My co-worker Nicole gave me this bar, which she received from another co-worker Rose, who went on a vacation in Scotland.
I will admit that “haggis spice” doesn’t sound like the most appetizing of flavors, but this bar was pretty good. It was 64% cacao, and the spices were black pepper, nutmeg, clove and allspice, with a little salt thrown in for good measure. You could still taste the chocolate quite well, but the spices made the chocolate taste almost savory, with a ginger-like aftertaste. We all admitted that the flavor was quite good and quite unexpected. Now I kind of want to try haggis!
Thanks Nicole and Rose!
The night before the Sydney conference began, I went to a speaker event in downtown Sydney on the Circular Quay, and two friends I had met at the conference last year came by and brought me a mousse cake from Guylian.
Let’s take a closer look.
The cake had a sponge base with a chocolate mousse filling, was covered in dark ganache, and finally striped with white chocolate. And yum, it was good! And so rich that I would have had trouble finishing it, but my friends helped.
Thanks Lee and Sanita!
On my flight to Sydney, the chocolate gods smiled on me and included this brownie as part of my in-flight meal.
This brownie was super yummy. It was very chocolatey and very moist, and it was so dense that this little square weighed over an ounce. I’d definitely like to eat a few more of these, along with a glass of milk.
I attended a conference in Croatia last week, and on the return flight, I was given this milk chocolate tablet before we landed in Dulles.
It was a small bar, only 10 grams, but it was quite good. I checked the label, and it was made in Germany and, despite being milk chocolate, it contained 30% cacao. That is three times the cacao in a Hershey bar. Go Lufthansa!
p.s. While I was at the conference, I won a Lifetime Achievement award for my work in the video game industry. This is the first industry award I have ever received!
p.p.s. Expect to see some Croatian chocolate reviews on here soon!
My co-worker Matt P. brought this bar to a chocolate eating meeting at work.
I have had a similar Leonidas bar without the nibs, and let me say…I like the nibs! They add a crunch and roasted flavor that complements the deep rich chocolate of this 70% cacao bar, which had its own roasted flavor already. It was very good and very popular with my co-workers.
My co-worker Matt S. gave me this Vosges bar to try.
This bar reminded me of their pink sea salt bar, only that one was only 70% cacao and this one is 72%. Otherwise, it tasted exactly the same. Black salt or pink salt, it was really delicious. The caramel was super gooey and oozed everywhere when I tried to cut it into squares. Luckily my co-workers don’t mind sticky fingers and they ate it all up.
My co-worker Leon B. gave me another bar from his parent’s trip to Belize.
Like their coffee bar, this bar was very good, but without the coffee flavoring, I could really taste the singular note of this chocolate, made with beans from a single valley in Belize. It was a surprising note, very tangy, almost like there was a bit of vinegar or sour cream in the chocolate. I’ve never tasted anything quite like it, and I liked it! So did my co-workers!
Thanks Leon and Leon parents!