Well, that was a strange experience.
Look, I rate everything a four, because I love chocolate, and Endangered Species’ darkest dark chocolate bar? No exception.
There’s a story behind this bar. Awhile ago, I swung by Kroger with my Plan X Media partner-in-ministry, Ash Green, to restock my chocolate supply. The standard price for the Vosges caramel bar you see above was $5.49, and while I like caramel well enough, I prefer straight-up dark chocolate, so I normally wouldn’t have given it a second thought. But, as Ash pointed out, the bar was on sale for $2.79, an absolutely crazy markdown. He talked me into grabbing the Vosges bar on sale, and I’m glad he did. This is the good stuff.
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.
Justin’s makes a great peanut butter, and their peanut butter makes for a great peanut butter cup.
Look, I’m not going to tell you how to live your life. But given a choice between drinking my coffee and eating it, I’m taking my caffeine via chocolate bar every time. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to get your coffee fix than Chocolove’s Dark Chocolate Coffee Crunch.
I love mint, and this is some good mint. It’s sweet and rich with a heavy flavor, and the mint has a cool, dark tone.
When you’re pushing 90% on the cacao content, it’s hard to keep your bar from getting bitter, but with this bar, Green & Black’s does exactly that. It’s got a big flavor, strong and bold, with robust chocolatude. Don’t tell me that’s not a word! I’m an English major, the words obey me!
When Equal Exchange goes dark, they don’t mess around. There must be something fierce in their Panama chocolate beans, because this bar starts sharp and only gets sharper.
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.