A visiting producer Lisy K. brought these Tim Tams from Australia.
I bought this milk chocolate Cadbury bar in Sydney, because I wanted one of their normal milk chocolate bars to compare to their dark milk bar.
This bar was OK. The chocolate was weak and meh (what do you expect from milk chocolate?), but the inner peppermint goo was pretty good. And according to my co-workers, it was as brightly green as the label shows. And they liked it, comparing it to a Junior Mint. And at 200g (or 7 oz) there was a LOT to like, with the bar breaking up into 32 individual squares of chocolate. I had one of my co-workers take a dozen squares back to her office to share with people there. There was just too much!
I saw this bar in a grocery store in Sydney, and I remembered how much I loved the almond version, so I got this to compare.
This bar was good, but I liked the almond bar better. At 45% cacao, this bar is dark but not very, and the chocolate on its own is just OK. But cover it in almonds and wow, super yummy. Do yourself a favor, skip this bar and try the almond one!
I bought this bar during my trip to Australia last month, and I took it up to Robert’s place in Seattle over Memorial Day so we could try it together.
Yum! This bar was really good. I am already a fan of Josophan’s dark chocolate, but add a freeze-dried fruit, especially a delicious and exotic one like passion fruit, and that’s a winner. The chocolate was rich and deep, and the passion fruit was in crunchy, flavorful bits spread throughout the bar. We ate about half this bar almost immediately, and we were saving the rest for the next day, but it accidentally got all eaten up.
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 got this bar at the Haigh’s store in the Queen Victoria building in downtown Sydney. That’s the building on the cover of this label!
The back of the label explained that this bar was their Centenary Edition. Haigh’s has been making chocolate in Australia for over 100 years.
I shared this bar at work, for the first chocolate eating meeting since my return from Australia. And despite it being just 52% cacao, the chocolate flavor was quite pronounced, and everyone enjoyed it. I still think their 70% bar is better, but this one was no slouch, and it has a much prettier label!
I walked past this cafe near my hotel in Sydney at 6 am (my hours were crazy from jet lag) and I decided to eat breakfast there when it opened at 7 am.
I had a delicious Lindt mocha with my ham and cheese croissant.
This mocha was very good, with a deep chocolate flavor. And they floated a Lindt chocolate tablet on top of the foam, plus added a Lindor truffle on the plate, for a little extra chocolate punch.
The cafe also sold a few Lindt bars that have not made it to the States yet, so expect them to be reviewed here soon!