My co-worker Olivia V. gave me this bar from a trip she took to Iceland.
I have had Icelandic chocolate before (in fact, this brand), but that was dark chocolate and this was milk chocolate. I liked it, and the chocolate flavor was deeper than I expected for 33% cacao, but the almond nougat was more like almond toffee. It was very tiny bits scattered throughout the bar, and they stuck to my teeth something fierce. I had two pieces and then I had to stop to clean my teeth. My co-workers had sticky teeth issues as well, but they liked it the bar too.
My friend Kurt D. gave me some chocolate from Iceland!
This is my first ever chocolate from Iceland! I checked the brand Nói Síríus and found their Wikipedia page. I learned that chocolate is a “mainstay of Icelandic culture” and that “eating a chocolate bar at 9 a.m. is culturally acceptable”. I think I would like Iceland!
The chocolates themselves were individually wrapped tablets of 55% cacao dark chocolate. The wrapper was beautiful!
The chocolate was quite delicious! It was very fudgey and smooth with a nice snap, and it was not nearly as sweet as I expected. I would love to try even darker Icelandic chocolate!