Tasting Room Reviews
Unfold the golden wrapping of Al Nassma’s Macadamia Orange Camel Milk Chocolate bar, and a strong citrus scent immediately fills the air. Just one bite is bursting with orange flavor, complemented with chopped macadamia nuts embedded in a smooth, rich milk chocolate. Let the desert flavors take you in. Camel milk, a Bedouin delight, is known for its high levels of nutrients such as iron, and Vitamin C. This exotic chocolate bar is a true delicacy, and comes in several varieties, including Whole Milk, Date, and Arabian Spice.
Brand: NewTreeCountry: Belgium Dark Chocolate Thyme
Brand: Double Premium Confections
Country: USA (Virginia)
Just Strawberry Bar
This is a bar to give to someone you love. If you know someone who adores strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, Double Premium Confection’s “Just Strawberry” bar is a great variant, it tastes just like it sounds. Big beautiful red strawberries adorn the creamy rich handcrafted dark chocolate. They add a tangy flavor and chewiness to the otherwise smooth chocolate that melts away with every bite. Like Dolfin's Hot Masala Bar (see below) this bar can be classified as seductive.
Brand: MadecasseCountry: Madegascar Exotic Pepper Dark Chocolate Bar Powdery and dusky, chalky and dark. That's what Madecasse's Exotic Pepper dark chocolate bar, a product of Madegascar, looks and feels like. An immediate punch of pungent peppery taste combined with bitter dark chocolate - 70% cacao - makes for an intriguing bar, that, in effect, won't melt but must be chewed. Stay away if you're a sweet tooth, but if you're looking for a unique bar with a savory tang, by all means, indulge. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Madecasse's Exotic Pepper Chocolate Bar, 70% Cacao, from Madegascar[/caption]
Country: USA, Philippines
White Chocolate + Pistachio Bar
This week we bit into Askinosie’s White Chocolate + Pistachio bar, a chocolate so cleanly presented and visually appealing that it was almost too pretty to break. Square blocks spell out ‘chocolate’, letter-by-letter, and are coated with lightly salted, chopped pistachios. Creamy but light white chocolate c’s and ‘l’s are not overly sugary, and are carefully complemented by the pistachio nut. This is bar in which everything melts minus the pistachios, which we are left to chew on, leaving a clean aftertaste in our mouths and a great impression on our taste buds.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Askinosie's White Chocolate Pistachio Bar[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The chocolate in this bar originates from the Philippines[/caption] Brand: Dolfin Country: Belgium Milk Chocolate Hot Masala Bar Sultry, smooth, and delectable are words to describe the Hot Masala Milk Chocolate Bar by Dolfin, a Belgian chocolate company that masters the art of blending. Unfolding the envelope-like packaging reveals a soft, unassuming bar of milk chocolate – until you put it in your mouth. The presence of heat is immediate, but not overwhelming. No sharp kick of spice found here; rather, a sparkling touch of hot masala evenly infused in a rich concoction of creamy milk chocolate, underscored with a warm and aromatic fusion of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and ginger spices. One piece left us craving more. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="618"] Milk Chocolate Masala by Dolfin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_173" align="aligncenter" width="315"] Perfectly packaged in an envelope-like wrapping[/caption] Brand: Bissinger's Country: USA (Missouri) Coconut Caramel Milk Chocolate Bar w/ Red Hawaiian Sea Salt Smooth milk chocolate sprinkled with toasted coconut unleashes an oozing salty caramel goo with every bite. The explosion of flavors transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise. Silky chocolate pouches with a touch of sweetness break into salty caramel mixture that melts away, leaving you to savor crunchy shavings of toasted coconut. This socially responsible, Rainforest Alliance certified bar is gluten free. We may suggest enjoying this bar with a refreshing mint and lime iced tea. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Coconut Caramel w/ Red Hawaiian Sea Salt by Bissingers - a best seller![/caption]