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Rating Scale... using Hershey's Kisses, naturally
Some of the best Chocolate around
Good Chocolate
Average Chocolate
...and I paid for this?
Chocolate Makers


365

Maker: 365
Name: Swiss Dark Chocolate with Mint Crisps
Cocoa Solids Content: 54%
Website: www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Date Added: September 6, 2010

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Kind of made me do the "happy dance." While I wish the crisps were bigger, I love the flavor at the end. It would be good to put in a coffee, cookie, brownie, etc.
D-mo: Smells great when you open it. For me, I wish it was mintier, and the crisps were small enough to remind me of sand. Not a bad thing, but not great. The chocolate itself is excellent.


Maker: 365
Name: Swiss Milk Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 36%
Website: www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Date Added: September 6, 2010

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Very smooth and mellow. I was by no means overwhelmed by chocolate flavor... kind of reminded me of a chocolate milkshake. Not as acidic as a Hershey's. Nice on the whole.
D-mo: I didn't find it supremely milky, but it was very creamy. I don't want to call it "plain," but it is. With that said, I'd happily get this again.



Cadbury

Maker: Cadbury
Name: Royal Dark
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.cadbury.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Apparently forgettable. It was ok. Expected something better from a Cadbury product.
D-mo: Not as "dark" or bitter as I thought it would be.


Maker: Cadbury
Name: Roast Almond
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.cadbury.com
Date Added: Feb. 3, 2008

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It's really sweet. Not as easily consumable as say, a Hershey's with Almonds, because of the sweetness, but it's really nice.
D-mo: Tastes very milky. Even the almonds taste sweet (apparently they were roasted in cocoa butter). You definitely need something to wash it down, but it's real good.


Maker: Cadbury
Name: Twirl
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.cadbury.co.uk
Date Added: March 29, 2009

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It's just a hunk of Cadbury chocolate... dry Cadbury chocolate. The chocolate itself is a good flavor (once you get it to melt in your mouth), but still not worth it.
D-mo: "The Intense Chocolate Hit?" I think not. It's chocolate shavings dipped in chocolate. Paid $2.09 for this import; won't do it again.


Maker: Cadbury
Name: Crunchie
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.cadbury.co.uk
Date Added: March 29, 2009

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Has a crunchy honey whip in the middle... kind of if brittle were fluffy. It's not too sweet, not too chocolatey. Good if you want a crunch, but don't want nuts.
D-mo: It's crunchy alright. It's a nice, light bar (almost too light). All in all, a good afternoon treat.



Chocolove

Maker: Chocolove
Name: Extra Strong Dark Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 77%
Website: www.chocolove.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Didn't think it was possible, but it was too "dark" for me because it was too bitter.
D-mo: Somehow, I enjoyed this dark chocolate even though I'm not a fan of the dark stuff. I probably wouldn't seek it out again, though.


Maker: Chocolove
Name: Milk Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 33%
Website: www.chocolove.com
Date Added: May 26, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It's a nice, good, creamy American type milk chocolate, without the slight acidity of Hershey's.
D-mo: Nice flavor, nice texture. Not too sweet. All around good bar.


Maker: Chocolove
Name: Hazelnuts in Milk Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 33%
Website: www.chocolove.com
Date Added: June 3, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It's good if you like hazelnuts. But if you don't, like me, it's still pretty good.
D-mo: The hazelnuts works really well with this chocolate and blends together to make a tasty bar with a great texture. Unfortunately, the label on the store said it was being discontinued. Too bad.


Maker: Chocolove
Name: Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 33%
Website: www.chocolove.com
Date Added: February 27, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It was creamy, and it was tasty. There was plenty of both toffee and almonds to be satisfying. I would definitely eat it again... and again... and again...
D-mo: It's been a long time since I've had a "toffee" bar that had the right blend of toffee and chocolate. It was perfect. Just the right amount of creamy chocolatey goodness and crunchy toffee pleasure, with almonds for bonus points. Highly recommended.


Chuao

Maker: Chuao
Name: Potato Chip
Cocoa Solids Content: 41%
Website: chuaochocolatier.com
Date Added: May 30, 2016

Rating:
Comments:
Val: You can taste the chip, but the oily part, not the good potatoey part of the chip. Might be better with a non-kettle chip. The chocolate is very creamy, and the chip is very crunchy so it blends nicely, but I wish it was more a Lay's type of chip.
D-mo: Reminded me of the Hershey's with Corn Crisps they had a few years ago. Think of a much saltier Nestle Crunch bar. It's on the path to being a very good bar, but it doesn't get there. I like it, but not at $7 a pop.


Maker: Chuao
Name: Ravishing Rocky Road
Cocoa Solids Content: 41%
Website: chuaochocolatier.com
Date Added: May 30, 2016

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Man, that is some creamy chocolate. Very good by itself. The marshmallows have no taste and are too chewy. The almond are caramelized so they're not really an almond flavor, just sweet. Overall, this should have been better. Judging by the picture on the package, and the description, almost feels like a bait and switch.
D-mo: The chocolate is chocolatey, but it's too smooth; not my favorite. I don't think I could eat a plain bar by myself. The marshmallows and almonds weren't really mixed it, they were more just random resting on the bar, and it tasted like it. That's why you could get bites of just chocolate by itself. The idea is ok, but seems the execution was off a bit.


Dagoba

Maker: Dagoba
Name: Lavender
Cocoa Solids Content: 59%
Website: www.dagobachocolate.com
Date Added: May 26, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Tastes like potpourri. Tastes like someone mixed together some lavender soap and some really bitter dark chocolate. I usually like floral flavors, but not with this chocolate.
D-mo: Finished way too bitter. The sweetness of the blueberries and lavender really cranked up the bitterness of the chocolate, which was dark enough to begin with. Good effort, though.


Maker: Dagoba
Name: New Moon
Cocoa Solids Content: 74%
Website: www.dagobachocolate.com
Date Added: Feb. 5, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Wow, this was crazy bitter. And not even in a good way. As I swirled the chocolate around my mouth, it actually gave me a burning sensation on the sides of my tongue.
D-mo: I have to disagree. I didn't find it that bitter, which is surprising, since we're never that far off on our reviews. Nothing remarkable on the whole. Strong dark chocolate with a fruity finish, but I wouldn't seek it out. (Bonus observation: We have discovered what we call the "60% Divide." If it's a dark chocolate with 60% cocoa or lower, Val loves it, and I don't. If it's over 60%, Val can't eat it, and I find it tolerable. This chocolate at 74% is proving this theory)


Droste

Maker: Droste
Brand: Barettini
Name: Milk Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.droste.nl
Date Added: May 26, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: A very tasty, smooth, light milk chocolate. Not harsh like American chocolate.
D-mo: Very easy to eat, and leaves a nice chocolate flavor in your mouth. It was a nice treat.


Endangered Species Chocolate Company

Maker: Endangered Species Chocolate Co.
Name: The Panda Bar (Dark and White Chocolate Blend)
Cocoa Solids Content: 47%
Website: www.chocolatebar.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I don't even like white chocolate, but this shit rocks! It was so good, it made me profane.
D-mo: It's dark and white chocolate mixed together (get it, it's called the "Panda" Bar), and the taste comes off as smooth and sweet, with a hint of bitterness.


Maker: Endangered Species Chocolate Co.
Name: The Rainforest Bar (Dark Chocolate with Deep Forest Mint)
Cocoa Solids Content: 70%
Website: www.chocolatebar.com
Date Added: Nov. 27, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: The best mint chocolate bar I've ever eaten. The plus was that there was no creamy white mint. The chocolate itself was minted, and so very good. It's frickin' fabulous.
D-mo: Very smooth, very minty. I wish I could have had more, but I couldn't pry it out of Val's hands. I am impressed though, as after two bars from this company, we have two winners.


Maker: Endangered Species Chocolate Co.
Name: The Baby Giraffe Bar (Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter)
Cocoa Solids Content: 52%
Website: www.chocolatebar.com
Date Added: Sept. 4, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It was a nice peanut butter flavor without actually having any gooey peanut butter in it. It was very smooth and creamy. It was very nice.
D-mo: I really enjoy the fact that the peanut butter was blended in with the chocolate, and one flavor didn't overpower the other. It's too bad they don't make this in the bigger 3.0 oz. size.


Maker: Endangered Species Chocolate Co.
Name: The Otter Bar (Smooth Milk Chocolate)
Cocoa Solids Content: 52%
Website: www.chocolatebar.com
Date Added: Oct. 18, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Extraordinarily smooth and creamy. It was very enjoyable. I really liked this chocolate.
D-mo: It's a nice blend of robust flavor of a dark chocolate with a creamy texture of a milk chocolate. A nice balance in a chocolate bar. Another winner.


Maker: Endangered Species Chocolate Co.
Name: The Wolf Bar (Dark Chocolate with Cranberries & Almonds)
Cocoa Solids Content: 70%
Website: www.chocolatebar.com
Date Added: March 12, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I don't like fruit in my chocolate, but this wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The chocolate was a little chalky, necessitating a tall glass of water.
D-mo: I really didn't know what to think, but truthfully, it's actually pretty good. The cranberries aren't noticeable until you hit something chewy in the chocolate, but their flavor works well with the chocolate. That with the crunchiness of the almonds made for a tasty chocolate bar (obviously, I enjoyed it more than Val did).


Fresh & Easy

Maker: Fresh & Easy
Name: Milk Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Date Added: October 4, 2010

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Starts by tasting like hot cocoa powder, but after a bit, starts to taste like Hershey Kisses. Not too much to say about it; it's just chocolate.
D-mo: A little more acidic than most milks, but all in all, a perfectly average chocolate bar.


Maker: Fresh & Easy
Name: Milk Chocolate with Almonds
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Date Added: October 4, 2010

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I wish it had whole almonds as opposed to almond pieces.
D-mo: Dare I say... too many almonds. Due to the almost even chocolate/almond ratio, instead of tasting like a chocolate bar with almonds, it tasted like chocolate covered almonds.


Maker: Fresh & Easy
Name: Dark Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Date Added: October 4, 2010

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It's like a stick of ganache. It would be amazing if melted and poured over something.
D-mo: Yup, it's a dark. That's about it; surprisingly uneventful.



Frey

Maker: Chocolat Frey
Name: White Blueberry
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.chocolatfrey.com
Date Added: Feb. 3, 2008

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I'm extraordinarily pleased that it's crispy. I'm not a big fan of blueberries, but it's quite pleasant. It's definitely a palate cleanser.
D-mo: If you love blueberry muffins, waffles, pancakes, etc., this chocolate is for you! I can't even call it a white chocolate experience, but I like it. If you want something different, this is it.


Ghirardelli

Maker: Ghirardelli
Name: Milk Chocolate with Almonds
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.ghirardelli.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val:It's very good, but I wish that they would evenly disperse their almonds.
D-mo:The chocolate makes this a creamier version of the Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds. Very nice.


Maker: Ghirardelli
Name: Milk Chocolate Crisp
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.ghirardelli.com
Date Added: Oct. 24, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val:A fancier version of a Nestle Crunch bar.
D-mo:Purchased and enjoyed at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. With the rice crisps, dare I say, too creamy?


Maker: Ghirardelli
Name: Peppermint Bark
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.ghirardelli.com
Date Added: Nov. 27, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val:One of the best holiday chocolate I've ever seen. It's a perfect blend of peppermint, white chocolate and dark chocolate.
D-mo:First discovered in a box of holiday "squares," I'm pleased that released this in bar form. The bits of peppermint are just the right amount to give it a nice crunch and texture.


Maker: Ghirardelli
Name: Dark Chocolate 60%
Cocoa Solids Content: 60%
Website: www.ghirardelli.com
Date Added: May 26, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val:It's a really nice hot chocolate taste down the middle of your tongue, but along the edges on your tongue, a really bitter raspberry taste. No good.
D-mo:Indeed, very fruity flavor. Finding that's the case with finer dark chocolate. Not as creamy as other Ghirardelli.


Maker: Ghirardelli
Name: Milk Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.ghirardelli.com
Date Added: Sept. 4, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val:It's milk chocolate. Yup. It's milk chocolate, but it has a slight undertone of hazelnut. Smooth, creamy, standard of Ghirardelli. Tasty when you're not looking for anything exciting.
D-mo:It's muy creamy like all of Ghirardelli chocolate, but without any extras (like almonds) its creaminess makes it lack a strong body. The flavor is still quite good, though I enjoy a "stiffer" chocolate.


Green & Black's

Maker: Green & Black's
Name: Milk
Cocoa Solids Content: 34%
Website: www.greenandblacks.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Nothing remarkable. It was just chocolate. It'll do if you need a chocolate fix and that's all that's there.
D-mo: A little more robust than a standard milk chocolate, but uneventful.


Maker: Green & Black's
Name: Caramel
Cocoa Solids Content: 34%
Website: www.greenandblacks.com
Date Added: Oct. 24, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val:There wasn't enough caramel, and the caramel that was there was kind of grainy.
D-mo:Agreed, the ratio of chocolate to caramel was about equal, but that made it seem like there wasn't enough caramel to really enjoy it.


Maker: Green & Black's
Name: Maya Gold
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.greenandblacks.com
Date Added: Feb. 13, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val:Smells like pipe tobacco. And didn't taste much different.
D-mo:By far, the worst chocolate bar I've tried to consume. The taste of the dark chocolate and the orange, made the contrast between bitter and sweet waaaaay too strong and totally no good.


Maker: Green & Black's
Name: Espresso
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.greenandblacks.com
Date Added: May 26, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val:I've had a lot of coffee, and even chocolate-covered coffee beans, but I've never had a coffee this bitter. Can I get a little cream in my coffee, please.
D-mo:Tasted literally like dark chocolate mixed with coffee grounds. I'm sure somebody might like that, but not I.


Maker: Green & Black's
Name: White
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.greenandblacks.com
Date Added: May 26, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val:Tasted a whole lot like Vanilla ice cream, and not much white chocolate flavor.
D-mo:You can actually see the specks of vanilla bean in the bar. A very nice flavor, but agreed, a tad too much on the vanilla. It has its place, but not if you're looking for a white chocolate. Still recommended.


Godiva

Maker: Godiva Chocolatier
Name: Milk Chocolate with Almonds & Toffee
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.godiva.com
Date Added: Sept. 4, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I like a lot of stuff in my chocolate and this fits the bill.
D-mo: Dare I say, due to the abundance of almonds and toffee, there was not enough chocolate. Good, hearty chocolate bar.


Hageland

Maker: Hageland
Name: Ecuador
Cocoa Solids Content: 43%
Website: www.hageland-chocolate.com
Date Added: September 6, 2011

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Plastic-y when you chew it. It's kind of like an Easter bunny chocolate. Even tastes like it.
D-mo: Doesn't taste like 43%. I was expecting a kick, but it doesn't come. It's packaged as a "premium" chocolate, but it's not.


Hershey's

Maker: Hershey's
Name: Milk Chocolate with Almonds
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.hersheys.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: A Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds is a classic, and nothing quite takes its place. If you're looking for that "American Chocolate" as we know it, this is what you pick up. I like their use of a lot of whole almonds, also.
D-mo: More or less the standard, by which all chocolate bars must measure itself against. Simply one of the best.


Maker: Hershey's
Brand: Symphony
Name: Milk Chocolate, Almonds & Toffee Chips
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.hersheys.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I really enjoyed this. It's like the Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds, but kicked up a notch. It's a "great-for-breakfast" bar.
D-mo: The best way to put this would be to call it a sophisticated (Nestle Crunch/Hershey's Krackle) bar. The toffee chips gives it a nice flavor and crispiness.


Maker: Hershey's
Name: Milk Chocolate with Crisp Corn Bits
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.hersheys.com
Date Added: Feb. 6, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val: The crispies were ultra crispy. Though it had corn bits, there was no funky corn flavor which is good. The chocolate was your standard Hershey's chocolate. Enough crispies to be satisfying.
D-mo: Imagine a Krackle, or Nestle Crunch, with a more substantial crunch. Dare I say, "full-bodied?" Very, very crunchy. Give this bar a shot.


Lindt

Maker: Lindt
Name: Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 70%
Website: www.lindt.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It was so "dark" and bitter that it tasted like it has raspberries in it, and that's disturbing if you don't like fruit in your chocolate. Eww.
D-mo: Agreed, it did have a fruity finish. But that worked for me, as a non-dark lover. I wouldn't seek this out, though.


Maker: Lindt
Name: Swiss Bittersweet
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.lindt.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: If you don't want to go through the hassle of cracking open a bag of semi-sweet morsels, then you can grab one of these and you can be equally satisfied. Very semi-sweet chocolate-chip-esque.
D-mo: It tasted like I emptied a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and shoved them in my mouth. Dare I say, I couldn't get enough. I needed a tall glass of milk afterwards. Yum.


Maker: Lindt
Name: Excellence Extra Creamy
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.lindt.com
Date Added: Oct. 24, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val:It was very creamy, and I really enjoyed it. But a little too creamy for everyday consumption.
D-mo:Very smooth and very mellow, which for milk chocolate, you can't find on a regular basis. This bar was consumed rather quickly.


Nestle

Maker: Nestle
Brand: After Eight
Name: Dark Chocolate with Mint Creme Filling
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.nestleeuropeanchocolate.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I like mint chocolate (both mint-flavored and mint-filled), and this was pretty damn good. The mint wasn't too overpowering and was nice and creamy. The chocolate was just strong enough to stand up to the mint. It was a perfect balance.
D-mo: I only had a small square before Val polished off the rest of the bar. I will defer to her review.


Maker: Nestle
Brand: Perugina
Name: Milk Chocolate with Cappuccino Filling
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.nestleeuropeanchocolate.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: I've never had a cappuccino this sweet, and I usually put a lot of sugar in mine. The sweetness overpowered the flavor of the chocolate and the coffee. It didn't have any of the bitterness that you would expect from a strong coffee, like a cappuccino. Disappointing. This bar has nothing on the Newman's Own Sweet Dark Espresso (see below).
D-mo: I don't like coffee, nor the coffee flavor. Had a piece for review purposes, and thought it tasted like chocolate and coffee. Didn't give it much thought. To illustrate how much we didn't care for this bar, half of it sits uneaten in our fridge.


Maker: Nestle
Brand: Perugina
Name: Bittersweet Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 60%
Website: www.nestleeuropeanchocolate.com
Date Added: Oct. 18, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val:It was OK. It was a little too nutty for my liking, like a Hazelnut.
D-mo: Much darker than some bittersweets I've had. Nothing fantastic, but nothing horrific. Average.


Newman's Own

Maker: Newman's Own
Brand: Newman's Own Organic
Name: Sweet Dark Espresso
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.newmansownorganics.com
Date Added: Oct. 22, 2005

Rating:
Comments:
Val: This is the kind of chocolate that gives you that "chocolate chill" when you put it in your mouth. It didn't last very long out of the wrapper. It was like a nice strong cup of espresso with melted dark chocolate in it. The only thing lacking was some coffee beans. This is a chocolate to be savored.
D-mo: Again, I don't like coffee, nor the coffee flavor. Had a piece for review purposes, and it did taste like a strong cup of mocha espresso. Very smooth. I still don't like coffee.


Maker: Newman's Own
Brand: Newman's Own Organic
Name: Crispy Rice
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.newmansownorganics.com
Date Added: May 27, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: The first bite was a little strange as it tasted like puffed rice with a chocolate aftertaste. But the more you ate it, the better it got, and at the end, it was frickin' awesome.
D-mo: Not as sweet as I was anticipating. The rice does take over the first few bites, but finished nice. I don't know if I like having my chocolate bar work into its flavor. Overall, a good bar.


Maker: Newman's Own
Brand: Newman's Own Organic
Name: Butter Toffee Crunch
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.newmansownorganics.com
Date Added: Sept. 4, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: Needs more toffee. It was surprising short on the toffee.
D-mo: Agreed, it was not as packed full o' toffee as I was expecting. When you did get a piece of toffee in your bite, it was quite good, but they were sparse.


NewTree

Maker: NewTree
Name: Pleasure (Dark Chocolate)
Cocoa Solids Content: 73%
Website: www.newtree.com
Date Added: Feb. 3, 2008

Rating:
Comments:
Val: No flavor. Actually tastes kinda dry. Not even a nice aftertaste.
D-mo: Pretty smooth for 73%. I wouldn't believe this is dark chocolate.


Maker: NewTree
Name: Vigor (Dark Chocolate Coffee)
Cocoa Solids Content: 73%
Website: www.newtree.com
Date Added: Feb. 3, 2008

Rating:
Comments:
Val: It's the closest thing I've had to coffee in 9 months. Tastes like a nice strong espresso.
D-mo: I just drank a cup of joe. A little chocolate comes through in the end, but this is all coffee.



Rapunzel

Maker: Rapunzel
Name: Bittersweet Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: 70%
Website: www.rapunzel.com
Date Added: Feb. 6, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val:Bitter, but not harsh. It was roasty with a bit of coffee essence. I'd eat this again.
D-mo:Indeed, very smooth with a hint of a bitter finish. Quite refreshing for a dark chocolate. And as you ate it, it got sweeter, but still with a hint of bitterness. With that roasty flavor, it didn't taste fruity. Big plus.


Scharffen Berger

Maker: Scharffen Berger
Name: Semisweet
Cocoa Solids Content: 62%
Website: www.scharffenberger.com
Date Added: May 26, 2006

Rating:
Comments:
Val: A little too bitter at the end to be thoroughly enjoyable, but it does taste like semi-sweet chips. I'd like it more if it were a little creamier.
D-mo: Nothing overly fantastic, but not too strong for 62%. Nice middle-of-the-road chocolate, but not for the price.


See's

Maker: See's Candies
Name: Awesome Peanut Brittle Bar
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.sees.com
Date Added: March 18, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val:It is a very enjoyable chocolate experience overall. I just wish there was more brittle flavor and not so much toffee flavor.
D-mo:While the star of the bar is the peanut brittle, the chocolate is just right to compliment it. This is one of my favorite bars around. Highly recommended.


Seeds of Change

Maker: Seeds of Change
Name: Bayano (Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs and Cinnamon Oil)
Cocoa Solids Content: 70%
Website: www.seedsofchange.com
Date Added: March 18, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val:This was the most horrific chocolate experiences ever. I like spicy chocolate, but this sucked. The nibs were too bitter for the chocolate, which was too fruity.
D-mo:No joke, the first thing out of my mouth when I ate this was, "Is there black pepper in here?" I applaud the effort and the originality, but it doesn't work. The chocolate finishes way too fruity, and the fresh ground pepper taste sticks around way too long.


Shaman Chocolates

Maker: Shaman Chocolate
Name: Shaman's Vision (Dark Chocolate with Coconut)
Cocoa Solids Content: 60%
Website: www.shamanchocolates.com
Date Added: August 13, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val:At first, it has the strange finish of beet greens. But, the more you eat, the more coconutty it becomes. Perhaps the green flavor is the raw coconut. It definitely improves as you eat it.
D-mo:It had a strong pungent smell, but when you eat it, it's way milder that it's aroma. Though it listed as a dark (60%), it was surprisingly sweet, and actually tasted more like a full-bodied milk chocolate. For me, I didn't taste any coconut, but that's probably what makes it sweet.


Trader Joe's

Maker: Trader Joe's
Name: Milk Chocolate Truffle
Cocoa Solids Content: 41%
Website: www.traderjoes.com
Date Added: March 12, 2007

Rating:
Comments:
Val:At first, it tasted like cheap Easter bunny chocolate, but the more you ate it, the better it got. It probably would have been better at room temperature.
D-mo:For an "organic" chocolate, this has to be one of the better tasting out there; but on the whole, while good, nothing spectacular. The taste did start off a little shallow, but overall, not too shabby.


Tropical Source

Maker: Tropical Source
Name: Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate
Cocoa Solids Content: N/A
Website: www.nspiredfoods.com
Date Added: Oct. 24, 2005

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Comments:
Val:It had a slight "Pringles" aftertaste (i.e. mashed up dried potato chips). It was oddly dry and not sweet enough.
D-mo:I didn't get the Pringles flavor, but the flavor that was there, was just lacking.



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