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

Episode 9: Cadbury Dairy Milk Toffee & Lindt Sea Salt Vanilla Caramel

We meet the infamous Lindt Chocolatiers once again in the octagon as well as British powerhouse Cadbury in this battle royale of life, death, and chocolate. A real struggle for dominance in a land of despair.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Toffee – United Kingdom

Although Hans felt a slight uvula response, they both enjoyed this one. Toffee was a nice ratio to chocolate.

Cadbury – https://amzn.to/2MqCHgI

Kit – 3 1/4

Hans – 3 1/2

Lindt Creation Sea Salt Vanilla Caramel – Switzerland

Looking for vanilla in this one was a matter of outfitting the tongue with hip waders to get through all the sweetness.

Lindt – https://amzn.to/2RH6Oq2

Kit –  2

Hans – 2

Episode 8: Coffee Crisp & Aero Dark Cherry Truffle

‘What is this? What is this? Do you think I don’t know the law? Wasn’t it I who wrote it?’ Iconic lines from the character Auntie portrayed by Tina Turner in Max Max: Beyond Thunderdome. They have absolutely nothing to do with this episode, but a nice, light snack and a bubbly variety are here in this one-two punch from the great white north that is the sweet land of Canada.

Coffee Crisp – Canada

Growin up in Anacortes, Washington, Canadian television was easily found on the dial for Hans as a boy. Coffee Crisp commercials were constantly running, as well as commercials for cold and flu medications. It seems that Canadians must get the sniffles and yearn for something sweet most of the time.

Coffee Crisp – https://amzn.to/2WkLhlM

Kit – 3 1/2

Hans – 4

Aero Dark Cherry Truffle – Canada

Aero is interesting. These products get their name from all the holes in them – like they’re full of milk that had some kid blowing bubbles into it with a straw and then cooled and hardened quickly.

Aero chocolate – https://amzn.to/2S4gqKT

Kit – 4

Hans – 5

Episode 7: Ritter Sport Corn Flakes & Ghana Black

This time we visit Germany and Japan with a couple more varieties found at Uwajimaya (I think they were both found there at least).  We some some violence, a little acquiescence, and some reflection.

Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate with Corn Flakes – Germany

Interesting square shaped bars. The packaging is fancy and everything, but yeah the corn flakes weren’t the way we expected.

Ritter Sport – https://amzn.to/2sHrqzx

Kit – 3 1/2

Hans –  2 1/2

Lotte Ghana Black Chocolate – Japan

Japanese chocolate is an interesting thing, especially the darker varieties. It tends to focus more of the cacao rather than the sweeter side of things which is a nice change.

Ghana chocolate – https://amzn.to/2R966g2

Kit – 1.7583327

Hans – 2.825

Episode 3: Ritter Sport Marzipan & JCOCO Boharat

Episode 3: Ritter Sport Marzipan & JCOCO Boharat

In our third espiode, we’ve started to venture out and really start seeing all the different chocolate on the market. Well, at least we thought so. Lots of stores – many Asian groceries – perusing the chocolate sections. We were starting to see the products that were imported from foreign countries and ones produced very locally. This is the first episode with Kit’s Hello Kitty knife.

Ritter Sport Dark Chocholate With Marzipan  – Germany

Founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1912, Ritter makes a lot of different varieties. While marizpan isn’t Kit’s favorite thing (nor is dark chocolate), she decided this looked interesting enough to try.

Kit – 1  1/2 stars

Hans – 3 stars

Total – 4 1/2 stars

Ritter Sport – https://amzn.to/2AZ0EHO

jcoco Boharat – Seattle, Washington – United States

jcoco is part of Seattle Chocolate. Tried to find specific information about jcoco in particular, however mainly for that they are 100% woman-owned and fair sourced, as well as charitable to those in need. Hans is a big fan of exotic flavors such as curries, laksa and masala. This one jumped out immediately and sounded good.

Kit – 1/2 star

Hans – 4 stars

Total – 4 1/2 stars

jcoco – https://amzn.to/2z1bzPS