Do you like fair-trade chocolate, but find it pricey? Do you have trouble rationing out an entire bar and end up eating it all at once? barkTHINS may be able to help! Then again, they may not, because as I sit here typing this, I’m eating them straight from the bag.
Endangered Species is a perennial favorite around here. They source their chocolate through sustainable, fair-trade, slavery-free providers. They give 10% of profits to organizations promoting conservation through their GiveBack Partner program. And of course they offer tasty bars that deliver the value, or else we’d be leaning toward other slavery-free chocolate brands. We like what they’re doing with their fancy flavors. But how do they do with straightforward dark chocolate?
Our tour of Kroger’s Simple Truth chocolate continues with their maca dark chocolate bar. What is maca? It’s a plant from the Andes whose root can be powdered and used as an herbal supplement, and which is evidently great in chocolate.
This bar is bittersweet in more ways than one. It’s the last bar that my parents brought back from their Israel trip, and while I enjoyed the Parra white chocolate almond bar, I’m not surprised that this bar hit the sweet spot.
Brand: Splendid Flavor: Dark Chocolate Cacao Content: 70% Rating: 4/5, Liked it a lot Welcome back to another Splendid chocolate that my parents sent me from their trip to Israel. That’s the name of the brand. It’s Splendid. And it’s splendid! It’s a delicious bar with a firm, snappy, slightly grainy texture. It’s strong like a cup […]
Vosges knows how to make a good chocolate. If they can make me, a not-especially-caramel guy, say to himself, “Man, that’s some good caramel,” they’ve got to be doing something right. Their dulce de leche bar here has a firm outside and gooey caramel center, providing a tasty texture change-up. There’s a bit of a dark, salty bite to it, but more than anything it’s just a sweet, milky bar. It’s enjoyable, luxurious, and it goes down easy.
What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate with more chocolate.