I love almonds. Smokehouse, salt and vinegar, habanero barbecue, you name it. Truth be told, I wouldn’t mind eating almonds with my daily Bible readings, except the blog isn’t called “Almond Book.” I have made my bed, and now I must sleep in it.
Well, that was a strange experience.
Theo’s 70% Dark Chocolate is neither my favorite pure dark chocolate (that would be Equal Exchange’s Panama Extra Dark), nor my favorite offering from Theo’s (that would be their orange chocolate), but it’s still a good chocolate.
What happens when you take the darkness out of Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups? You still get something tasty–and that’s saying something, given how much I like my darkness.
I consider myself a dark chocolate guy, but this bar taught me the extent of my affinity. It’s ferociously sharp with a bitter bite to it, with only the slightest hint of sweetness–as you might have inferred, given that only 8% of the bar is things that are not cacao.
If I had to compare the Tony’s Chocolonely milk chocolate bar to anything, I’d say it’s like a very thick Hershey bar. It’s a straightforwardly sweet and tasty chocolate with milky hints and a smooth finish.