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Friday, September 16, 2016

Flock Talk: Chocolate bar PSA

Just realized I had nothing planned to go up on the site today...so I decided to do a PSA on bad chocolate. Yes, it does exist and I want to save you from making the same mistake I did.

Exhibit A:
I love to try new chocolate bars 'cause...chocolate. I was at the store and saw this new chocolate bar (Exhibit A). It was at a price point between Hershey's and Ghirardelli: $2 and packaged like the expensive brands so I thought I was safe...

Exhibit B:
I should have listened to my gut when I opened the outer packaging and saw this (exhibit B)! No respectable chocolate maker does this. What? Is it a freaking granola bar? No. It should be a foil wrapper. I had to use my teeth to open it!

I broke off one square and as soon as it hit my tongue I wanted to spit it back out...but I ain't no quitter so I chewed. It tasted like the alcohol smell that hits you when you enter a hospital. I. Kid. You. Not.

Moral of my story: If you can't figure it out, then enjoy you hospital chocolate bar.

My top 2 chocolate bars are...
   
Green & Black's is the smoothest dark chocolate I have found, the Ghirardelli is my back up.

So, what is your favorite chocolate bar?

13 comments:

  1. Well, I'll just have to go do some research. It's a tough job, but...yada,yada. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Be careful out there! The search for the perfect chocolate bar is wrought with danger...bring back up.

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  2. Surprised to see Midnight Reverie on here --- it's my personal go-to chocolate! I buy it in bags of individually wrapped squares and keep it in the freezer. One square of this high-powered dark stuff satisfies the most intense cravings! In a pinch, Ghirardelli's Twilight Delight will work too, but it's not as satisfying. I cringe at regular candy-bars -- I don't want the sugary sweetness, I just want that deep, almost bitter chocolate taste. I've been known to make dark cocoa powder (the kind you buy for baking) into a hot drink without sweetening, the way it's been used historically in Central and South America. I haven't tried Green-and-Black's chocolate, but now I'm going to!

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    1. We try to keep a bag of the squares around too. I'm a big dark chocolate fan. I know you can get Green and Black's at Whole Foods...but I could have sworn I've seen it at Walmart now...should be near the Lindt and Ghirardelli.

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  3. My favorite chocolate bars have always been Cadburys caramel.

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    1. I love the Cadbury candy coated chocolate eggs! I put them in the freezer and grab a few every time I go into the kitchen...which is often...they don't last long.

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  4. Dove Bites, milk chocolate. I watched a youtube video "Irish people eat American chocolate". Very funny. The comment about the weird taste of Hershey Kisses is spot on, but I was so used to it I just ignored it.

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    1. American chocolate has a lot of wax in in, from what I understand. You can really tell once you have tried "real" chocolate Dove makes a very smooth chocolate.

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  5. Oh oh. That's really unfortunate. Blergs. I've been liking the harris teeter chocolate lately. They have some fancy looking ones with pretty labels. They're about 4 bucks each but go on sale fairly often for 2 for 4 so I snag them up then.

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    1. I'll have to try their brand... my husband likes a fancy Foodlion brand bar. I'm such a chocolate snob though

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  6. The best chocolate is European. Like Belgin chocolate. It is rich though. Be forewarned. Hershey's was great when I was a kid, but since 90s so-so. Not the same chocolate bar. And so everyone knows, I was 18 in '72 and just had a birthday last week, so do the math, how long ago Hershey;s was good chocolate. And American Cadbury's and the good Cadbury's 100 degrees not the same. English is better, but we don;t get theirs here. I've taste both.

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  7. This is so funny. I just grabbed a Godiva (Belgian) dark chocolate bar today. Admittedly, I'm not that discerning when it comes to chocolate ;)

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