My co-worker Dini M. gave me this HUGE chocolate bar.
I have had two good & delish bars before, an orange & almond one and a plain dark one, also both from Dini, and they were both quite good. But they were both German, not Belgian like this bar, and neither one was as huge as this bar, which weighed almost 11 ounces.
This bar was very good! While only 53% cacao, it had a good rich flavor, and it had lots of whole roasted almonds spread throughout the bar. And it was so big that my co-workers had seconds and sometimes even thirds. It was a quite a hit!
My co-worker Kevin B. gave me this single origin Askinosie bar.
I was really excited to try this, since I have had Askinosie bars before, and they were delicious. And this one was no exception. It was fantastic! It had an interesting earthy taste with a twangy aftertaste, similar to vinegar or citrus but not as strong. I loved it, and so did my co-workers! It disappeared quickly.
I ate the last Jacques Torres bar.
Like the pistachio bar, this bar good. Not great, nothing special, just a nice dark chocolate bar with roasted almonds.
In a way, I am kind of glad I am done with these chocolate bars. Not that they were bad, they weren’t. They just weren’t amazing in any way, and I think my personal bar (pun intended) has been raised so that I want really good chocolate bars or nothing at all.
I cracked open another Jacques Torres bar at work. Sorry for the fuzzy photo. I guess I was excited to get into the package!
This bar was their 60% bar was some roasted pistachios on the underside. Like that bar, it tasted darker than 60% cacao, and I liked the pistachios, but otherwise it was nothing special. Just a good bar.
My co-worker Dini M. brought in this Disney Star Wars chocolate too.
OMG, these were even better than yesterday’s chocolate! Each truffle (and again, there were eight) was very dark and had a gooey caramel center that was very flavorful and not overly sweet. They were absolutely delicious! I would easily eat a whole box of these myself. I would totally go over to the Dark Side for these!
My co-worker Dini M. found these truffles at Disneyland in the Star Wars area. She said she squealed when she saw them, and I believe her, because I squealed a little when she brought them into the office.
Now I have had some bad Disneyland chocolate (some REALLY bad chocolate), and some good stuff too, but these truffles were really good! There were eight of them in the package, and they were not very salty, and the chocolate was soft and rich. I was surprised, and this was the first Disneyland chocolate that I would try to get again.
I tried another bar in the Kiva cannabis chocolate line.
This bar was better than the last one for a couple of reasons. First, the addition of the coffee flavoring made the chocolate seem darker and richer, which is always a good thing. And second, the CBD really takes the edge off the THC, so that experience is much much better too. I don’t want to turn this blog into a CBD soapbox, but wow, this stuff is gold. It reduces pain and inflammation, while promoting sleep and relaxation, all with zero psychoactive effects. It’s like the best kept secret of the medical world.