Well hello there. A couple of weeks we came down with the covid. The flavor was omicron, basically a Greek letter O or 0. I hoped it would be a more interesting looking character but it’s not. It got every single one of us in the house, us and our two kids. It wasn’t fun. In fact in the next episode that comes out, the prolonged effect of that little bugger will be known. Either way, we review some Amazon Fresh delivered chocolate which overall we really didn’t like at all. Remember kids, don’t lick the windows on your school bus.
Episode #98 – The Chocolate Break Covid Omicron Edition
Time for another episode based around varieties from Malaysia. Maybe it’s time to start pushing out episodes again. It may be… I mean, it is a fun thing to do; but the only problem is time. It’s hard to find it, just hanging out and waiting to be used. Our time is very minimal these days… Two children in school, breathing, sleeping, you know… We shall see. Maybe something for the holidays? Let’s begin.
This is the first of two episodes we recorded back in May. That being said, we’ve had a bit of a full plate of doings in recent months, but the wait is over and this and next Thursday, we have more chocolate for you to enjoy.
We visited Malaysia in 2014 and it was an absolutely amazing place. This chocolate come from a company called Maestro whose address is in Butterworth – an area we visited! We may have driven by them back then! Small world. Maestro asked about doing a collab and so here we are.
Welcome to another action-packed thing-that-we-do here. It’s pretty mind blowing how you just keep coming back for more – like lambs to the slaughter or a mouse to a cheese. But really, thank you – you’re the best fans we would never pay for. Paying for a fanbase is like buying friends, and we don’t approve of that form of desperation – even though it’s a common practice online these days. That’s kind of seedy, if you ask me. Bring on the constipation!
Episode #95: The Bubu Lubu Tree Of Hell
Bourbon Chocolatey Tree Stumps – Japan
Found this on a trip to a rarely visited Asian grocery a couple weeks ago. How bizarre. From the makers of tiny hamburgers come these Chocolatey Tree Stumps. What the hell is going on? I mean really – WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!
Hans – 0 out of 5 stars
Kit 0.5 out of 5 stars
Bimbo Bubu Lubu – Mexico
A layer of chocolate with marshmallow inside and then some flavored gel kind of strawberry stuff. Kit was not pleased.
Oh man it’s Easter Sunday and I need to use the bathroom. On the other hand – wait, nothing on my hand to begin with, but today is a special day, but this episode will come out on Thursday and it was recorded the prior week and we’re all out of Easter chocolate, so this has nothing to do with Easter. Enjoy.
Episode #94: Carlos Rolo & The Zero
Rolo – United States
IDK but these are enrobed in chocolate. That’s my take on it. Covered? Dipped? No. Enrobed.
Kit – 3 out of 5 stars
Hans – 1 out of 5 stars
Zero – United States
It’s a large white bowel movement with a lot of nougat and gravel.
Hans – 0.25 out of 5 stars
Kit – 2 out of 5 stars
Carlos V – Mexico
I often converse with Stumpy from North Little Rock on my daily early morning walks via Bluetooth headset. Conversation often goes to his mahjong game which has a character named Carlos Rivera who asks quite often to receive containers and food items. We agreed however that his product tasted really bad.
Yes. Another Easter episode. This time, we go straight for the throat with some weighty rabbits. On the topic of the lepus, we must take a moment to chastise all of you for stealing their eggs. Chickens are one thing – but rabbit eggs? We’re very disappointed. Don’t do that.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Rabbit – USA
A large Reese amalgam – peanut butter filled with chocolate. You know the drill.
Hans – 5 out of 5 stars
Kit 2 out of 5 stars
Reese’s Mallow-Top Peanut Butter Cups – USA
We were both rather unhappy with this newcomer as it really didn’t taste as advertised.
Hans – 0 out of 5 stars
Kit – 0 out of 5 stars
Russell Stover Caramel Bunny – USA
You can hear the whispers of the dark overlords in the fray as we try this one. Goopy.
Easter’s just around the corner and so while at the store yesterday, I picked up our absolute favorites. These are also your favorite varieties because we know you. We know you all too well. How? Don’t ask. You don’t have time because you’re telling everyone you know about our fantastic content. We appreciate it – sort of.
Episode #92: Easter Under Attack
Cadbury Mini Eggs – United States
These are the holy grail of delights for Kit when it comes to Easter chocolate. The thin shell and the chocolate are tops in her opinion.
Kit – 5 out of 5 stars
Hans – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Eggs – United States
First off, I meant to grab the variety which lays bare; sans pieces. The pieces are so maintaed in the peanut butter grease that it’s kind of just a little bit of broken glass in there. Regardless, they are quite satisfying. But not for Kit who loathes peanut butter.
After many months of meditating, it has come to our attention we completely forgot about all of you. Yes, we shirked our responsibility to the throngs of followers we have and decided to give a big ‘screw you’ to each and every one of you. But now, we’ve relented, and without apology, we resume our tasting and commenting on the various varieties of chocolate confections that you enjoy. These are trivial treats that make you feel as though life is worth living as you trudge through your days like a long walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night, drowsy and confused. With that, once again we bring you what you want.
Episode #91: Like The Legend Of The Creamy Bolus
Twix Cookies & Creme – United States
This one was a little confusing as it has an alright flavor, but it kind of left us feeling a little dirty. The creme also confused Hans as to whether it was caramel infused or not, however Kit was quick to point out the lack of caramel and corrected him accordingly.
Hans – 3 / 5 stars
Kit 3 / 5 stars
Kit Kat Duos Mocha+Chocolate – United States
We were both insensed and a bit disgusted with this one. The words we described these with were burnt and drudgery – Kit found the flavor a little burnt, and Hans found it not very enjoyable and kind of a chore in the chew department.
This is the second episode we did in July of 2020 and didn’t get edited until December. Kinda late, I know. Plus, there aren’t any new ones done to edit. So this is it. Is The Chocolate Break dead? Will the phoenix rise from the ashes? Maybe. Maybe not. Enjoy. Actually – really enjoy this – the more enjoy, the better chance of more episodes.
Episode #90: Udderly Lonely
Tony’s Choco Lonely White Chocolate Raspberry – Belgium
Can’t even extoll how amazingly good this one way, despite all the weird label stuff. As it turns out, there actually is a big issue in Africa with human rights abuses when it comes to cacao harvesting. Jacked up – chocolate is supposed to make people happy. But this stuff certainly made us happy.