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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I picked these up at my local organic grocery store for a trip I was taking to New York City for a couple of days. I needed sustenance on the plane.
These were pretty good! They were like high-quality Goobers. I shared them with co-workers on the plane, for my first high-altitude chocolate eating meeting. They liked them too.