Archive for January 16th, 2008

Server switch

January 16th, 2008 by Rosa

Dear readers,

As you can see, I’ve changed things up a little here at ZOMG, Candy! I’m now independently hosted, which means I can add ads (har har) and hopefully stop hemorrhaging money on my little candy blog. Please bear with me as I work out the kinks. Posts and comments were imported, but all my post URLs are now different, and my uploaded WordPress photos were not imported, so I have dead links out the wazoo. I ask for your patience and help in finding such broken bits.

In the meantime, I’d like to remind you that shopping at Amazon.com through the link on my donation page would help me out greatly, especially since I just dropped a large chunk of money to upgrade my server. I’m pretty much entirely self financed and could use all the extra financial support I can get to help offset my hosting and candy buying costs. Amazon.com purchases made through that link cost you nothing, but a small percentage of your purchase makes its way back to me through their Amazon Affiliates program.

So just click HERE before you do your online shopping, and help make me a less poor candy blogger!

~Rosa

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Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Cranberries & Almonds

January 16th, 2008 by Rosa

It’s been a while since I posted a chocolate party review. I’m going to finish up the chocolate party posts next week so I can move on to covering my winter break candy tour. Consider these part of cleaning out my candy backlog.

Endangered Species Chocolate (BUY!) donates 10% of their profits”to help support species, habitat and humanity,” and they use their chocolate bar wrappers to raise awareness about endangered species. Some bars are organic, and I think all are fair trade. My bar was all about the wolf, and it was delicious.

Even though this dark bar boasts a high cacao content of 70 percent, it wasn’t bitter at all. If anything, I’d deem it bittersweet, and I found it surprisingly sweet for dark chocolate. The bar had an exceptional, heavy snap and a great dark finish. The almonds (in tiny pieces) added another smoky component to the bar, which worked nicely. Finally, the bar was visually gorgeous, with a deep, dark, rich color and a lovely gloss.

The bits of cranberry inside the bar were quite noticeable. You can see a piece of one poking out in the photo. They were dried pieces of cranberry, like raisins (or craisins, I guess). Usually the cranberry pieces melded nicely with the dark finish, but every once in a while a chunk of cranberry would be too big, too sweet, and too distracting.

At first I didn’t find this bar to be too exceptional. Sure, it was great dark chocolate, but so what? Yet I found myself reaching for more… and more… and more… It turned out to be quite addictive, enough so to earn a ZOMG! rating from me. Many thanks to my friend Katie for buying it for me. My friends’ ratings placed it 7th with a score of 3.5/5. I should note that the people who liked it really liked it.

My bar was just one of 15 varieties. I can’t wait to taste my way through more.

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