Organicfair Canadiana

This was the last bar of the set my friend Mike H. gave me.

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This was a very good bar, much better than the Burroughs Maple Bar, even though that bar had more cacao than this one. I liked that every flavor was front and present: the chocolate, the apples, the maple syrup and the smoked salt. They all combined so well. My co-workers really liked this bar, so it was hard to tell, but I think this one and the 83% bar were tied for the best chocolate.

Thanks Mike!

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Organicfair Forte

My friend Mike H. gave me this bar when Robert and I met him for lunch a couple of weeks ago.

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This bar was very good. At 83% cacao, it was almost perfectly in my sweet spot, being a little sweet and a lot chocolatey. My co-workers really liked it too. I think I have made them into chocophiles and they like the darker stuff now.

Thanks Mike!

Whistler Dark Chocolate 72%

My friend Mike H. gave me this chocolate bar that he found in Canada.

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First off, I love the label, with two bears in a hot tub drinking. That’s so Canada, huh? And I love the whole bright red color, which must be super bright if I can tell it’s red (since I am color blind). But the best thing? This bar was really good! It was dark and smooth and super chocolatey, and people wanted seconds and thirds. I need to find more from this brand.

Thanks Mike!

Jelina Cranberry Almond Dark Chocolate

We ate the last Jelina bar that I bought in Provincetown.

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This bar was just OK (and not nearly the hit that their plain dark bar was). The almonds were broken into little pieces, and the cranberries were in some squares but not others. And the chocolate tasted different, not nearly as dark and fudgey as their plain bar. My co-workers said it was ok, and then I had to go to a meeting. Ninety minutes later, there were still pieces on my desk. I guess they weren’t fans.

Jelina Dark Chocolate

I opened another Jelina bar that I found at a health food store in Provincetown.

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This bar was fantastic! I didn’t think I would like it better than their espresso bar, but I did. The chocolate flavor was so pronounced that it tasted almost like fudge! And the bar was so creamy that you would have sworn that they used milk, but it was a pure dark bar. My co-workers loved it too, and several of them had seconds and took some pieces back to their offices so their co-workers could try it. I call that a hit!

I like this Jelina brand!

Jelina Espresso Dark Chocolate

I found this bar in a health food store in Provincetown (that means it’s healthy, right?).

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This label is nothing to look at, simple graphics on cardboard. But don’t judge a book by its cover! This bar was very good, with a cacao percentage of 72% and the espresso beans powdered and mixed throughout the bar. It had a wonderful flavor, and several people asked for seconds. I had thirds!

I like this new chocolatier, Jelina. They are Canadian, and I bought two more bars from them. I hope they are just as good!