Frey Chocobloc Dark Minis

My co-worker Dini M. brought in even more Frey chocolate!

This box contained a dozen individually wrapped chocolates, longer and bigger than their regular dark chocolate ones.

The chocolates themselves were dark chocolate bars with honey-almond-nougat at their base and having a triangular top, similar to a Toblerone. It was good, but the honey flavor tended to overpower the chocolate and also make it quite sweet. I liked it as a treat (in fact, I ate two), but I don’t think I’d eat these regularly.

Thanks Dini!

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Frey Dark Miniatures

My co-worker Dini M. found some more Frey chocolate!

This box contained about 15 or so individually wrapped Frey chocolates. They were pretty small, as you can see., The box said five of them made one serving. Yeah, maybe for amateurs.

This chocolate was very good, with a good chocolate flavor, but it was lot sweeter than I expected. I wondered if the cacao percentage (which is not listed on the box) is even more than 50% cacao. No matter…the flavor was still quite strong, and my co-workers enjoyed them and had seconds and thirds.

Thanks Dini!

Frey Dark Crunchy Nut Bar

My co-worker Dini M. brought in this bar for the chocolate eating meeting to try.

This bar was really good. The dark chocolate was good (a little sweet, so I’d guess 55% cacao), but the hazelnuts were super yummy. They were mostly whole and roasted to perfection, and they tasted so good with the chocolate. And the bar was absolutely packed with them! There were hazelnuts in every bite!

Thanks Dini!

Signature Select 78% Cacao Dark Chocolate

This was the last Signature Select bar brought in by my co-worker Brian H.

This was really good! It had that rich chocolate flavor that I expect in a premium ice cream or a homemade mousse. You know, a rich deep creamy chocolate flavor, with no distracting singular notes. Just chocolate. My co-workers liked it too, and one of them said it was “alright”.

Thanks Brian.

Signature Select 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate

My co-worker Brian H. gave me this bar from his local grocery store.

Wow, this bar was really good, far better than any store-brand has any right to be! It was really dark and very chocolatey, with just a hint of sweetness. My co-workers loved it, with one of them saying this bar was as dark as he likes his chocolate (but no more!). Personally, I cannot wait to try other bars from this brand.

Thanks Brian!

Lindt Cree A Berne

The last item I bought at the Lindt store in Orange was this huge thing.

This bar was wrapped in the originally designed label from 1899, and the chocolate was made according to Rodolphe Lindt‘s first bittersweet chocolate recipe. Weighing in at 10.5 ounces, this bar was perfect for a “Large Bar Friday” edition of a chocolate eating meeting at work. My co-workers liked it, and I thought it tasted darker than 49% cacao. We ate over half of it, and I tucked the rest away for emergencies.