My co-worker Lauren G. gave me another Dolfin bar.
This was a dark chocolate, at least 60% cacao according to their website but it tasted much darker, with candied orange peel throughout it. The orange flavor was very intense but somehow it did not overpower the rich chocolate taste, so I really liked this bar. My co-workers loved it, and it disappeared quickly.
My co-worker Lauren G. gave me this Dolfin bar to try.
I have had a good Dolfin bar and a bad one, and this one was definitely a good one. The chocolate was dark and rich, and the almonds were nicely roasted and crushed and sprinkled throughout the bar for an even crunch and flavor. It was a big hit with my co-workers, and for many of them it was their first Dolfin bar.
The package did not indicate any cacao percentage, but a quick Google search revealed it to be 51%. I am impressed, since it tasted much darker than that. I would have guessed 70%, easy.
My co-worker Tina P. brought these chocolate disks by my office for me to try.
These were so good! So thin they literally melted on your tongue (plus it was a hot day so they were already warm), and very chocolatey. I have had some other Côte d’Or chocolates, and they are always good.
My co-worker Leon B. found this bar in Iowa (yes, Iowa!) while he was there visiting his girlfriend’s family.
This bar was really good! At 72% cacao, it had a nice rich chocolate flavor, and it was surprisingly creamy too. It was big enough for everyone to have seconds and thirds, and they loved it. On top of that, it had a really cool cover with an old-timey racing car! Woo hoo!
I found this bar at a grocery store in Sydney (although it was made in Belgium).
This was a very good bar, very rich and almost fudge-like. It was popular with the chocolate eating meeting group, which was a good thing, because this is my 1,700th bar on the blog! Yes, I have eaten seventeen hundred unique chocolate bars over the last twenty four years. And what a nice bar to celebrate with!
While in Sydney, I bought some more chocolate at my favorite chocolatier, Josophan’s.
This bar was small but good. The chocolate did not taste as dark as I expected, so it was probably around 50%, give or take. It had a somewhat floral note to its chocolate flavor, but it was not a single-origin bar.
All in all, this was a good bar, but not nearly as good as their dark chocolate hazelnuts or their single-origin São Thomé bar. Those were fantastic, and I think they have spoiled me a little. And yes, I bought those both again, and they were just as good the second time.
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.