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 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 РEcuador

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 36: Crispy Crunch & Topic Bars

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

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 30: Tokyo Treat Subscription Box for March 2019

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.

Episode 27: TOKYO TREAT Valentine’s Box

A while back we tried a Japanese subscription box and I thought hey let’s try more! Here’s the February 2019 Tokyo Treat box! Lots of neat stuff to try in here. See below for a coupon code.

Go to  and use coupon code THERAMENRATER to get a discount!

Episode 26: Nestle Yorkie Bar & Tony’s Choco Lonely Milk Chocolate Caramel + Sea Salt

A couple more found at the Cost Plus World Market – and the advent of Miles in our episodes! Watch and feel the magic!

Nestle Yorkie Raisin & Biscuit – United Kingdom

Bereft of Yorkshire Terrier to our sadness. We’re split on this one so you’ll have to give it a try.

Nestle Yorkie Bar – http://bit.ly/nestleyorkie

Kit – 4 out of 5 stars

Hans – 1 1/2 out of 5 stars

Tony’s Choco Lonely Milk Chocolate Caramel + Sea Salt – Belgium

Our second Choco Lonely from Tony’s – and another really nice one we both enjoyed.

Tony’s Choco Lonely Caramel + Sea Salt – http://bit.ly/chocolonelycaramel

Kit – 4 1/2 out of 5

Hans – 5 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