Episode #61: Chocolove & Lindthate

What a week! I’ve had to spend almost all my time editing video for upcoming top ten lists on The Ramen Rater – I haven’t done a review since last Wednesday! I forgot today was Thursday! I edited this one in about 30 minutes! Bang energy drinks are great!

Episode #61: Chocolove & Lindthate

Episode 52: About To Expire!

Episode 53: About To Expire!

We’ve found that unless you use the chocolate, it goes bad. Doing episodes once in a while just won’t cut it – nor will not looking at expiration dates on bars when we purchase them. These next two episodes are devoted to the chocolate that must be tried before it dies.

Episode 53: About To Expire!

Episode 46: Toblerone, Skor, Ripple & Tiny Zits

Episode 46: Toblerone, Skor, Ripple & Tiny Zits

Oh stop it. We all get zits from time to time and yeah they range from tiny and no big deal to holy cow is that thing breathing/has it a control drone hovering above that has some kind of invisible control mechanism giving it intelligence. One of the items today seemed like a big zit – although very tasty. So yeah.

Episode 46: Toblerone, Skor, Ripple & Tiny Zits

Toblerone White Chocolate With Honey & Almond Nougat – Switzerland

Triangular prisms and white chocolate with funny stuff going on.

Hans – 1 1/2 stars

Kit – 3 1/2

Get some – http://bit.ly/tobleronebar

Galaxy Ripple – United Kingdom

A long painful bowel movement style bar.

Kit –  1 star

Hans – 0 stars

Get some – http://bit.ly/galaxyripple

Hershey’s Match Mochi – Japan

A tiny little booby or a big zit.

Hans – 3 stars

Kit –  2 stars

Get some here – http://bit.ly/hersheyschocolate

Hershey’s Skor – United States

Skor is a candy bar produced by The Hershey Company. It was first marketed in the United States in 1981 and later launched in Canada in 1983. “Skör” (with umlaut dots over the “o”) is Swedish for “brittle”, and the crown that appears in the product’s logo is identical to that found in the Swedish national emblem of Tre Kronor (“Three Crowns“). However, most read the name as “Skor” since you do not see the umlaut dots. Skor is the Swedish name for shoes. It was originally intended as the competition for the Heath bar produced by the Heath Company and, later, the Leaf Candy Company. Despite Hershey’s acquisition of Leaf, Inc., in 1996 and subsequent production of the Heath bar under the Hershey name, the company continues to market the Skor bar.

Kit – 4 stars

Hans – 3 stars

Get some – http://bit.ly/skorbar

Episode 45: Weird Canadian M&Ms Flavors

So they did this here in the states but they used plain M&Ms. These are all peanut varieties. I would say that this is fascinating to some degree, but whenever companies do these off the wall flavors, they usually fall short. There’s only one truly clear winner in this mix and it’s pretty obvious. I don’t think there’s any chance 2 out of the 3 would ever pass muster. I could be wrong. I mean, they elected Trump so all bets are off.

Weird Canadian M&Ms Flavors

Episode 35: Malteasers Teasers & Neilson Jersey Milk

A couple more found up in Canada – o, Canada! We find so many fascinating things up there! This show wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Canadian Chocolate. So we salute you. You’re kind to us, even if we’re not always kind to you.

Maltesers Teasers – Canada

Odd little chocolate poops or polyps – chocolate covered malt – like a Whopper but way more chocolate.

Maltesers – http://bit.ly/maltesers-candy

Kit – 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

Hans – 1 out of 5 stars

Neilson Jersey Milk – Canada

Jersey Milk – http://bit.ly/jerseymilk

Milky milk milk. More milky. Milkity milk milk. Just not… Meh. Milk milk.

Kit – 0 out of 5 stars

Hans – 1 1/2 out of 5 stars

Episode 33: Mr Big & Strawberry Shortcake

With this post, all episode of The Chocolate Break to date are up! I found myself with a lot of extra time. Everyone here was sick so I just sat on here and hammered everything out. New posts will appear here on Thursdays around 11am Seattle time.

Seattle Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake – United States

This one was incredibly good – very sweet with a lot of great strawberry flavor – even visible pieces of strawberries in the bar!

Seattle Chocolate – https://amzn.to/2W7PmJb

Kit – 5 out of 5 stars

Hans – 5 out of 5 stars

Mr. Big Original – Canada

It’s a really big bar full of double entendre, rice puffs, chocolate and caramel.

Mr Big – http://bit.ly/mister-big

Kit – 2 out of 5

Hans 2 1/2 out of 5

Episode 32: Nestle Smarties Reviews + Choco Lonely + Golden Alps

Miles had been bugging us for a couple days. Not really bugging; he’s a really sweet little boy – he would come up to us and say ‘Chocolate Breaaaaaak??’ Well, tonight we decided to let him stay up and do some chocolate breakdancing.

Tony’s Choco Lonely 51% Dark Chocolate With Almonds – Belgium

Miles picked this one, but didn’t want to taste it. Kind of a bummer.

Tony’s Choco Lonely – https://amzn.to/2JjEPJp

Kit – 2 out of 5

Hans – 2.5 out of 5

Nestle Smarties – Canada

Your basic answer to the M&M by Nestle. They’re a little different – thicker shells mainly. Miles wouldn’t try these either although he likes them. He’s trying to vex us.

Nestle Smarties – http://bit.ly/nestlesmarties

Kit – 2 1/2 out of 5

Hans – 2 1/2 out of 5

Golden Alps Milk Chocolate With Hazelnut – Switzerland

Found these up at the Real Canadian SuperStore – they’re made in Sitzerland for Canada’s Loblaws chain.

Golden Alps – http://bit.ly/goldenalps

Kit – 1 1/2 out of 5 stars

Hans – 2 out of 5 stars

Episode 16: Eton Mess Pudding Bar & Nestle Lion Bar

We went out for ramen and it was great. Then we waltzed over to a Cost Plus World Market and found that they had chocolate bars. $70 and a lot f guilt later, here we are. Going in, I think these are both British bars. Let’s get to it.

Montezuma’s Chocolates Eton Mess Pudding Bar – United Kingdom

Strawberry flavor was almost raisin like and meringue bits were much like Violet Crumble/honeycomb. Some bitterness there.

Get ’em here – http://bit.ly/etonmesspuddingbar

Kit – 2 out of 5 stars

Hans –  3 out of 5 stars

Get ’em here – http://bit.ly/etonmesspuddingbar

Nestle Lion Bar – United Kingdom

A ‘busy bar’ with wafer and rice crisps… Nice chew to it and we were enthused.

Nestle Lion Bar – https://amzn.to/2Obk9Ao

Kit – 4.5 out of 5

Hans – 4.5 out of 5

Episode 14: Kit Kat Tiramisu & The Worst Chocolate Ever

By this point, we’re finding that the more things we try, the more we absolutely hate. I mean, why haven’t heads rolled and production stopped on some of these? Beyond us. We have a Canadian variety and a Seattle area one today.

Kit Kat Tiramisu – Canada

Upon opening, we are greeted with a ‘funk’ wafting from the package. We both have an affinity as to listening to funk, however scented funk isn’t much to our liking. Neat presentation though.

Get one here – http://bit.ly/kitkattiramisu

Kit – 1 1/2 stars

Hans – 2 1/2 stars

jcoco Edamame & Sea Salt in Milk Chocolate – Seattle, Washington USA

Well, talk about something absolutely horrible. This was just so bad. So bad that Hans actually spat it out into a napkin. Back in the day, he was able to escape to a bathroom after overdrinking, vomit into the bowl and then recover almost immediately to grab another beer and continue schmoozing. This eclipsed that ability. Like chocolate covered hay.

Get some jcoco edamame & sea salt here – http://bit.ly/jcocoedamame

Kit – 0 stars

Hans – 0 stars

Episode 10: Mars Maple & Snickers Crisper King Size

Episode 10: Maple Mars Bar & Snickers Crisper King Size

In the United States, the Mars Bar was replaced by the Snickers with Almonds – at least that’s the folklore, and then Mars disappeared. Well, Mars bars are alive and well in Canada. The Snickers Crisper is something very different – and something Hans’s mother requested we try. Again, we found both of these up in Canada. Note – we don’t live in Canada despite what you might be thinking.

Mars Maple – Canada

Maple is a flavor that can be way too strong. We were both pleasantly surprised here to find it in a way that was just about right and quite enjoyable

Mars bar – https://amzn.to/2U5rCEi

Kit – 4

Hans – 4

Snickers Crisper – United States

While a cherished choice of Hans’s mother, this variety didn’t please us in the extreme. The peanut left a kind of gravel in the palate that wasn’t easily swept away, distracting from the mouthfeel.

Snickers – https://amzn.to/2MpcE9L

Kit – 2

Hans – 3