Baron Dark Chocolate With Orange & Almonds

This was the last Baron bar from my co-worker Charlie S.

I liked this bar. The chocolate was pretty dark, the almond bits were crunchy, and the orange bits were crunchy, sweet and tart. The whole thing came together well, but I wish they had used 70% cacao like in their pomegranate bar, and not just 50%. It would have given the bar more of a chocolate taste.

Thanks Charlie!


Baron Dark Chocolate With Pomegranate

My co-worker Charlie S. gave me another Baron bar!

OK, this is what I am talking about! This Baron bar was 70% cacao, but unlike their base dark bar, this one was riddled with freeze-fried pomegranate, which I love, making this bar delicious! The bittersweet chocolate was nicely offset by the tart and sweet pomegranate bits, and there were lots of them in the bar. I just wish more chocolate-pomegranate bars existed. It is an underused fruit!

Thanks Charlie!

Baron Premium Dark Chocolate 70%

My co-worker Charlie S. brought in this bar.

I have had this exact bar before, but this one was much better! It was not waxy or gritty. It was a nice dark chocolate bar. I think the difference is that this bar was actually made in Poland, where the last one was made in Chicago. Hopefully, Baron has abandoned their state-side chocolate making, because this was a very good bar.

Thanks Charlie!

Talanda Dark Chocolate

I got this bar from a co-worker, Lauren G., who found it at Ikea for 99 cents.

Wow, for 99 cents and just 60% cacao, this was a pretty good dark chocolate bar. It was dark and a bit dry and crunchy, but it had a lot of chocolate flavor. The label said it was imported from Poland thru a company in Texas for sale in California, but I don’t see how that is possible for just 99 cents. What a world.

Thanks Lauren!

Green & Black’s Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar

My co-worker Dini M. gave me another Green & Black’s bar to try.

This bar was a nice smooth dark chocolate bar, mildly salted. The salt was even distributed and melted throughout the bar, so there were no large crunchy chunks. I liked that, and so did my co-workers. And at 70% cacao, this was a decently dark chocolate bar too.

Thanks Dini!

Green & Black’s Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Bar

My co-worker Dini M. brought this bar in for us to try.

I have had Green & Black bars before, and they are usually pretty good, and this one was no exception. It was nice dark chocolate bar, flavored with caramel and salt. I say it was flavored with caramel, because unlike yesterday’s bar, where the caramel oozed out when I broke the bar into pieces, this bar was solid all the way through. The caramel was mixed with the chocolate and not a separate thing, so it was much easier to eat and much easier to clean up afterwards.

Thanks Dini!