Chocolate Party Wrap-up

Now that all the reviews have finally been published, I can share the ratings summary with you. The bars are ranked by my friends’ ratings, not mine. 1. Dagoba Hazelnut, 3.96, OM 2. Hebert’s Rocky Road, 3.86, OM 3. Hebert’s Dark Turtle, 3.79, OM 4. 3400 Phinney Vanilla Milk Chocolate, 3.71, OMG 5. Dagoba Dark…

Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Cranberries & Almonds

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,…

Hebert’s Fully Loaded – Rocky Road

Bar number 2 from the Hebert’s Fully Loaded lineup. The Rocky Road boasts “Rich Milk CHOCOLATE with Walnuts, Dark Chocolate & Marshmallow Pieces.” Thank goodness the wrapper for this one is less frenetic than that of the Dark Turtle. Walnuts were a much better choice for a Fully Loaded bar than the pecan pralines of…

Hebert’s Fully Loaded – Dark Turtle

After Dagoba Week comes Hebert week, a lower cost chocolate bar week where everything can be purchased at your local Walgreen’s. I think Hebert’s Fully Loaded bars are a fairly new retail product from an old candy company. The wrappers are colorful and pretty in your face, just like the bars. The Dark Turtle claims…

Dagoba Organic Chocolate – Chai and Roseberry

Today marks the finale of Dagoba Chocolate (BUY!) Week, and I’ve saved the most interesting for last! The Dagoba Chai is 37% milk chocolate, crystallized ginger, and spices. That last “spices” bit is annoyingly generic, and the ingredients list isn’t much help. There “spices” is replaced with “essential oils.” When I ate this bar, I…

Dagoba Organic Chocolate – Milk and Hazelnut

Dagoba Chocolate (BUY!) Week continues with the milk and hazelnut bars! The milk bar is pretty straightforward. Milk chocolate, 37% cacao solids. According to Wikipedia, anything over 35% cacao can be called dark chocolate, so I appreciate that Dagoba still called this milk. It’s a European/Cadbury-style milk chocolate with a yogurty finish (as opposed to…

Dagoba Organic Chocolate – Dark and Lime

Welcome to Dagoba Week! This week’s 6 Dagoba bars were blindly tasted by 14 of my friends (and me!) at my chocolate party along with 7 other non-Dagoba chocolate bars. I had my friends rate every chocolate that they tasted on a scale of 1-5. The New Yorker ran an excellent piece on Dagoba Chocolate…

Chocolate party updates!

Remember that chocolate party I was so excited about? I’m finally ready to start posting about it! I have 13 bars to get through, plus one round-up comparison. I thought about going back to daily posts for the next 3 weeks, but then I decided against it because I figured y’all would get bored of…

Par-tay!

Chocolate party, that is. I’ve been stockpiling nice chocolate bars and haven’t gotten around to eating them yet. Now I have too much chocolate to possibly eat on my own (my life is so hard, I know), so I’m going to throw a chocolate tasting party. Yum! The featured guests: