Jelina Chocolate – Earl Grey

Jelina Chocolatier has long been one of my favorite chocolate makers that I discovered at Sweets and Snacks. The Earl Grey in 72% cacao was a free sample and the one that I was most wary of tasting, as tea flavored chocolates have never been my favorite. The dark, woodsy chocolate had the strong scent…

Madécasse Chocolate – Sea Salt & Nibs

On Wednesday, I covered Madécasse Chocolate‘s Pink Pepper & Citrus bar. They make bean-to-bar chocolate in Madagascar, which, in addition to paying their cocoa farmers a fair price, generates 4 times the impact of Fair Trade. Today, I’m writing up their Sea Salt & Nibs bar, which brags that it was Best in Show in…

Madécasse Chocolate – Pink Pepper & Citrus

Madécasse Chocolate is a new company to me. They’re “bean-to-bar in Madagascar” and, though they’re not Fair Trade certified (probably due to the expense), they claim that their business practices generate 4 times the impact of fair trade cocoa. Pink Pepper & Citrus was 63% cocoa, pink pepper, & combava fruit. Combava fruit sounds super…

Jelina Chocolatier – Honey Nougat and Maple Crunch

Jelina Chocolatier was one of the most interesting booths for me at Sweets and Snacks. At the time, they were a Canadian chocolate company looking for a US distributor. I hope they managed to strike a deal to get themselves sold in the US! Their line of chocolate bars included many intriguing offerings. Luckily for…

Sweetriot Chocolate - Pure Dark Chocolate 60%

Sweetriot – Pure 60% Dark Chocolate! [Review]

Sweetriot recently sent me free samples of their new line of chocolate riotBars. Before the riotBar additions, they sold chocolate in unBars, which were in thick, unwieldy blocks. I have an unBar that’s been kicking around my stash for a while. I’ve yet to open it because it seemed so cumbersome to eat. Sweetriot is also known for their cacao…

Javaz Dark

Here’s the second of the two bags of Javaz that I found at Cost Plus World Market. I reviewed the milk ones on Wednesday, and today’s review is of the dark version. As I noted on Wednesday, Javaz are chocolate covered coffee beans that are then covered with a shiny sugar shell. The milk ones…

Javaz Milk

I found two bags of Javaz candies at Cost Plus World Market. I’ll review the milk ones today and save the dark ones for Friday. They’re chocolate covered coffee beans – a once novel treat that’s become fairly run of the mill these days – but with a twist: they’re also covered with a candy shell….