So it really is a mysterious saga – at least for this episode. Well, I dunno I figured mysterious and saga are good words to lure you into hearing a rather interesting story that will drag out over the next four episodes. So you can have anticipation and will come back. Will you come back? You know, if you don’t you will have a sense of incompleteness in your life. You really should come back next week. Come back next week.
Episode 68: The Mysterious Saga pt 1
Well, the title is apt insofar as Hans is concerned, but for Kit both ends of the stick point to bleah.
Episode 65: Brazil Yay! California Bleah…
Talento amendoas e passas – Brazil
While Hans found this one to the the ultimate, Kit wasn’t completely sold on it, but thought it was pretty good.
Kit – 3.5 out of 5.0
Hans 5.0 out of 5.0
Get some here
Ticket Chocolates Grasshopper Pie – California, United States
Kit was a little worried about the inclusion of grasshoppers at the outset, but assured of their lack of inclusion set her at ease. Unfortunately, we found spearmint instead of peppermint here which disappointed.
Kit 0 out of 5.0 stars
Hans 1.5 out of 5.0 stars
Hans was commenting to Omnom on facebook and mentions how much he loves their products. They want to see the review. I never posted it. So here’s the review we did in April – yeah, he never posted it until now. Better late than never though! These are bars we received from the Omnom folks at the NW Chocolate Festival. Really unique stuff you ought to check out!
Episode 64: Omnom Icelandic Chocolate!
Check out https://www.omnomchocolate.com/ !!!
Patio. It’s a funny word. ‘I’m going to be out on the patio.’ Are you? Or is the patio going to be out on you?
BETA5 Patio Drinks Sampler
What can we say – this stuff is badass. So many unique flavors going on here and done so well. Watch and pretend you are us – but you’ll never be us. We’re The Chocolate Break.
BETA5 Seasonal Sampler – Canada
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
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
We’re starting to think that perhaps Miles may be the ultimate chocolate snob. Has he been sampling chocolate longer than us and just turns his nose up at everything? We don’t know, but to this date he hasn’t tried anything – at least on camera.
Mars Topic Bar – Poland
Our first one that we’ve tried from Poland! With great results! It’s kind of like a step above a Snickers bar – tastes much better and like it has better ingredients.
Mars Topic – http://bit.ly/marstopic
Kit – 5 out of 5 stars
Hans – 5 out of 5 stars
Cadbury Crispy Crunch – Canada
Is it Butterfinger-esque? That’s Kit’s main fear with this one. Well, it kind of is completely Butterfinger-esque.
Cirspy Crunch – https://amzn.to/2TTgNZu
Kit – 0 out of 5 stars
Hans – 1/2 out of 5 stars
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
The second subscription box we’ve tried from Tokyo Treat, a company specializing in fancy boxes full of tasty bits from Japan. Use coupon code THERAMENRATER to get a discount!
While we haven’t enjoyed every single thing out of these boxes (and they’re definitely not all chocolate items), we really enjoy trying new and exotic things we normally wouldn’t and that is why we both give these 5 out of 5 stars.