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 41: Ecuador, Fresno, & Dubai

Hey how are you today? No? Oh, that’s too bad. Well, here’s some special neato things from the 2018 Northwest Chocolate Festival that should make you die a little more.

Ecuador, Fresno, & Dubai

 Villakuyaya Organic Dark Chocolate Masala Chai – Ecuador

Just an amazing amount of chai masala in this and it really fascinateds us.

Get your Villakuyaya here – http://bit.ly/villakuyaya

Kit – 3 1/2 out of 5

Hans – 4 1/2 out of 5

Raphio 72% Clementines Olive Oil – Fesno, California

A neat looking bar with a very nice orange taste to it – at least Hans thinks so.

Get your Raphio here – http://bit.ly/raphiochocolate

Kit – 1 out of 5

Hans – 5 out of 5

Mirzam Chocolate Makrers – Quinoa With Date Syrup – Dubai

We both agree this isn’t only unique but absolutely delicious. A very thoughtful and elegant departure from the norm.

Get Mirzam Chocolate here – http://bit.ly/mirzam

Kit 5 out of 5

Hans 5 out of 5

Episode 34: Seattle Chocolate Valentine’s Day Trifecta

Thirty-four episodes is a lot of episodes. I mean, it isn’t a psychologically amazing number like say a 100 or anything with a zero after it, but it’s impressive. I know you agree because I mean hey – it’s the right thing to do.

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

Seattle Chocolate We Work Together Like Nuts & Bolt – United States

For the second time in the history of this glorious program, one of us has spat out a piece. Kit found this to be horrible while Hans found it pretty good.

Kit – 0 out of 5 stars

Hans – 3 1/2 out of 5

Seattle Chocolate Here’s Looking At You Sparkling Mimosa – United States

Pop Rocks is NOT champagne! (pronounced sham-pan-ya). Chocolate and orange pop rocks.

Kit – 1 1/2 out of 5

Hans – 0 out of 5

Seattle Chocolate Baby Cakes – United States

Red confetti in there. Kind of wow. Like birthday cake funfeii and chocolate.

Kit – 4 out of 5 stars

Hans – 4 1/4 out of 5 stars

Episode 28: Violet Crumble & CHOMP!

My wife has rabies I think because she’s been apt to bite lately. I have known for years that she might have feral tendencies, but in this episode, you will see how she does indeed bite if provoked. She is a wild animal – and I would not want her any other way.

Cadbury Chomp – United Kingdom

A flat, wide bowel movement – visually. Thin chocolate and a lot of caramel.

Get yours here – http://bit.ly/cadbury-chomp

Kit – 4 out of 5 stars

Hans – 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Nestle Violet Crumble – Australia

A walk back in time for Hans – a bar of honeycomb/sea foam enrobed in chocolate. Good but yeah.

Get it here – http://bit.ly/violetcrumble

Kit – 4 1/2 out of 5

Hans –  4.75 out of 5

Episode 23: Bakery Nouveau & Madre Horchata Bar

Another round from the Northwest Chocolate Festival! Sooner or later I think you’ll be seeing a whole slew of varieties from this event – the companies were very kind and gave us so many samples. Not only that, they’re really good! Let’s check out two more!

Bakery Nouveau -United States

We want to be best friends with the guy who gave us these. Seriously. Both varieties we sampled were top notch and just extraodinary!

Check them out here – http://bakerynouveau.com/

Kit – 5 out of 5

Hans – 5 out of 5

Madre Chocolate Horchata – United States (Hawaii)

Dairy free bar with horchata flavor. Leaps and bounds closer to horchata than the last one we tried.

Kit – 4 out of 5

Hans – 3 out of 5

 

Episode 20: Eating Dolphins & Broken Glass

References throughout about our love for the meat of the dolphin and our enjoyment of the concept of broken glass. Enjoy this episode with a loved one in between your harpooning sessions!

Theo Root Beer Barrel 55% Dark Chocolate – United States

An interesting mashup of broken up candy root beer barrels and slightly dark chocolate.

Theo Chocolate – https://amzn.to/2Orx6Gc

Kit – 3 1/2 out of 5

Hans – 4 out of 5

Dolfin Dark Chocolate With Shortbread & Guerande – Belgium

I guess we got the idea that it contained sea salt from somewhere in the aether, but who knows. Either way, it gave us both poo-poo faces which we really don’t care for.

Dolfin Chocolate – https://amzn.to/2quu3DD

Kit – 1 out of 5

Hans – 1 out of 5

Episode 18: Jimmie Stix & Tony’s Choco Lonely

Here’s a couple more we found at Cost Plus World Market nearby Jinya Ramen in Bellevue, Washington. I still have the receipt in our chocolate storage vessel – $70 on chocolate. Debauchery!

Tony’s Choco Lonely Milk Chocolate – Belgium

If you like milk chocolate, this is where it’s at. We agree that this doesn’t have the fun of crisps or anything else but for a straight milk chocolate, it’s the bomb.

Tony’s Choco Lonely – https://amzn.to/2yM1s1a

Kit – 4 out of 5

Hans – 3.5 out of 5

Boyer Jimmie Stix – United States

Dry. Plus, it’s dry. Pretzel, funky peanut butter. Chocolate. With more dry. Meh.

Jimmie Stix – https://amzn.to/2RwSMTi

Kit –  0 out of 5

Hans – 1 out of 5

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 15: Everyburger & Dark Chocolate Brazils

Well hey look – it’s Andy! This is his very first appearance on The Chocolate Break and he did an excellent job; watch him weave his magic…

Bourbon Everyburger Burger Shaped Cookies – Japan

A Japanese company called Bourbon making hamburger shaped little chocolate cookies. What the hell?! Thank the Scissors of Hope for their true cuts. Weird – they don’t taste like bourbon or burgers. But they do taste good.

Get your Everyburgers here – http://bit.ly/everyburger

Andy –  3.5 out of 5

Hans – 3 1/2 out of 5

Beech’s Fine Chocolates Dark Chocolate Brazils – UK

Found at a little Canadian store specializing in British things – many of which get a discount as they’re expired. These are succulent and classy. Lotsa chocolate!

Get some Beech’s Dark Chocolate Brazils – http://bit.ly/darkchocolatebrazils

Andy – 4.5 out of 5

Hans –  4 out of 5