Mikado Brusnica

I found this bar at a grocery store near my hotel in Dubrovnik. Its name sounded Japanese but the label said it was made in Croatia.

This bar was delicious! It was very dark with a pronounced chocolate flavor, and the cranberries were dried, minced and spread evenly throughout the bar. Each cranberry bit provided a nice sharp taste of fruit to each bite of the bar. My co-workers really liked it too. I think it is the best chocolate from Croatia I have tried yet!

Cadbury Dark Milk

While I was in Australia, Cadbury released a new dark milk chocolate bar there. They said it was for Mother’s Day, but I knew it was for me.

This bar was delicious! It was 40% cacao, so it was fairly dark and it had a rich chocolate flavor while being super creamy at the same time. I thought it tasted like the inside of a chocolate truffle. A couple of my co-workers thought it had a raisin-like aftertaste, but they are crazy. One co-worker even thought there was a mild chili pepper aftertaste. He is even crazier!

Ignore them and enjoy this bar, if you can find it.

Villars Dark Coffee Bar

I found this dark chocolate Swiss bar in a grocery store in Dubrovnik in Croatia, while I was there at a conference.

This bar was dark chocolate with little coffee flavored crisps throughout it. While it was only 50% cacao, the coffee crisps made it seem much darker, with a nice roasted flavor. Everyone at the chocolate eating meeting loved it, except that one guy who hates coffee. And that other guy who hates coffee. They know who they are.

Baskin Robbins Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream

I found my favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor at my local grocery store!

I loved the description on the back label. “Take everything you love about chocolate and multiply it by chocolate”.

I am not sure if this is the deepest chocolate flavored ice cream I have ever tasted, but it must be pretty close, and it is so darkly colored that it is almost black. I love this ice cream, and it was all I could do to not eat it all in one sitting. I managed to split it over two nights, and I am afraid I am going to run back to the store for more! Yes, it is that good.

Emma & Tom’s Cacao Chia Bar

I had a hankering for a snack one day in Sydney, and I saw these bars in a grocery store. I figured “hey chia, this bar will be good for me”.

Yuck! This bar was gross. It was dry and nearly flavorless, with just a slight chocolate flavor and just a touch of honey sweetness. And the texture was grainy and off-putting, and I didn’t really like the raw aftertaste.


Kraš Bajadera

I found the bar form of one of the pralines I ate yesterday.

Like the praline, this bar was a hazelnut-almond paste with chocolate on the top and bottom. While the chocolate flavor was still quite pronounced, I found the bar to be somewhat sweeter than the praline. I think I liked the praline better.

I shared this bar with my co-workers, and they thought it was OK. After so many dark chocolate bars, I think I have spoiled them.