good & delish Royal Orange Chocolate

My co-worker Dini M. brought in another German chocolate bar of the new brand.

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This bar was surprisingly good! I say surprising because first, it was only 57% cacao, but it tasted much darker, almost as dark as their 70% cacao bar. And second, I am not usually a fan of orange pieces in my chocolate, but these were tasty and very orange flavored. So imagine my outrage when I checked the ingredient list and found there are no orange pieces in this bar! They are apple bits flavored with orange juice! What sorcery is this?! I tasted orange pieces! Grrr!!!! At least the almond bits were real.

My co-workers expressed surprise and outrage too, but we ate the bar in record time. Oh well. It really was good.

Thanks Dini!

Riesen

This little tidbit showed up on my desk at work one day.

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It turned out to be a chocolate-flavored caramel coated with dark chocolate, kind of like a very high quality Milk Dud. I thought it was delicious, although the caramel threatened to pull a filling out of a tooth. It’s very chewy!

Thanks, anonymous person!

Bahlsen First Class

My co-worker Cathy N. also had this box of chocolate wafers to try.

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These were quite tasty. Each wafer was covered in hazelnut spread and topped with a thick square of dark chocolate. I liked these, but the hazelnut flavor was quite intense and threatened to overwhelm the taste of the chocolate. I would dialed the spread back to half. Still, these were yummy little cookies.

Thanks Cathy!

Bahlsen Waffeletten

My co-worker Cathy N. had this box of waffle cookies on her desk for people to try.

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These were super yummy! The cookie part was thin and delicate, crispy and very lightly sweetened, and the chocolate was dark and rich and smooth. The two went very well together. Too well. I could have eaten the whole box, but I just ate one. I call that willpower.

Thanks Cathy!

Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate With Raisins & Hazelnuts

My co-worker Dini M. gave me this bar.

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This bar was pretty good, but I would have loved it had there been no raisins. I don’t like raisins in chocolate, or in anything else for that matter. I like raisins by themselves, but when added to bread or muffins or bagels or chocolate or candy, I despise them. Anyway, the parts of this chocolate that just had hazelnuts were yummy. Ritter makes a decent milk chocolate, which I love with espresso.

I have a co-worker who always thinks that the fruit in chocolate tastes like raisins, so we gave him some of this bar without telling him what it was. And he tried it and said “marshmallow”. Marshmallow? How do you get that from raisins and hazelnuts? And this was his one chance to say “raisins” and be right. Sadness.

Thanks Dini!