I found this bag of cookies at CostPlus World Market.
Inside the bag were four different types of “biscuits and wafers”, each one coated with a thin layer of dark chocolate. The label said it was 50% cacao, but the layer was so thin I really couldn’t tell. It was almost painted on. I shared the bag with my co-workers, and they generally seemed to like them, but there was no love lost here. I think I will skip these in the future.
I found these cookies on the free give-away counter at work, so I helped myself to one.
These were really good. Each one was a rich butter biscuit covered in dark chocolate on top. I have had their hazelnut praline wafers and their rolled wafers, but I liked these better. They tasted much more chocolatey than those others. And the name made me laugh. Given that Leibniz invented calculus independently of Isaac Newton, I wonder if the name is a joke on Fig Newton cookies. I love me a good science cookie joke!
I got this unusual Lindt bar after I ate breakfast at the Lindt cafe in downtown Sydney.
I have had a 70% cacao Lindt bar before, but not a “smooth blend” one. And while I am not entirely sure how different this one was, I can say that it tasted smooth and creamy and was quite delicious. Of course, that’s what I thought of the regular 70% bar too. So let’s just say I liked them both!
I attended a conference in Croatia last week, and on the return flight, I was given this milk chocolate tablet before we landed in Dulles.
It was a small bar, only 10 grams, but it was quite good. I checked the label, and it was made in Germany and, despite being milk chocolate, it contained 30% cacao. That is three times the cacao in a Hershey bar. Go Lufthansa!
p.s. While I was at the conference, I won a Lifetime Achievement award for my work in the video game industry. This is the first industry award I have ever received!
p.p.s. Expect to see some Croatian chocolate reviews on here soon!
My co-worker Dini M. brought in another German chocolate bar of the new brand.
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.
My co-worker Dini M. brought in this dark chocolate bar from Germany.
I have never heard of this brand before. And this was pretty good chocolate, a little on the dry side and a tad sweeter than you would expect from a 70% cacao bar. But still, I liked it and so did my co-workers, and everyone helped themselves to seconds.
This little tidbit showed up on my desk at work one day.
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!