A little gift box. I love livin so close to Canada – especially during the holidays. Walmart and T&T markets up there have a myriad of fascinating things on the cheap to test drive. This box was $5 and seemed like a good bet. Well, let’s see…
KitKat Senses – For Her Displeasure
Oh boy it’s the 4th of July! I’d rather a 5th of Beethoven though and the mix of these two would probably drown oneself if partaken with a 5th of hard liquor. unsafe and insane.
Episode 50: Ferrero Rochet & Crunchie
In the beginning there was chocolate. Yea, the chocolate was lush and creamy; but the chocolate begat the jealousy of the masses. O dark lords of Lindt, what is your deal? Darkness and light collide as we delve into a vessel containing multiple flavors. Should say that there really are no dark lords of Lindt – they just haunt our dreams and bring forth snarls. Let’s begin.
THE DARK LORDS OF LINDT – Switzerland
We crack this box open and find 8 different varieties to try. Honestly, for something mass produced, this was on the whole very good. Some we liked better than others, but this box had lots of tasty stuff.
Get some of the dark lords’ offspring – http://bit.ly/lindtchocolatiers
Mystery. Intrigue. Chocolate. Three bars, but what are they? I reached out to a handful of subscription box places to see if they’d be interested in sending samples for us to pore over and mysterychocolatebox.com was one who replied. I think at this point, we’re done with chocolate subscription boxes. What’s kind of tough is that the Japanese candy boxes had minimal chocolate in them, and what chocolate they had was just meh (not only that, I’ve emailed them numerous times and never get a reply – they just keep sending boxes). This box had chocolate, but we never find out who makes it, so it really didn’t jibe well for what we do. I’m hoping at some point a company will start pushing boxes of 5 or so bars for reviewing – that would work for us. Let us know.
Episode 47: The Mystery Chocolate Box
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
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
Another month, another box. Ho hum. These take so long to edit. Very little chocolate. Their affiliate program doesn’t seem to work, so basically we’re trying a lot of stuff that alright, and a lot we abhor. Thinking of axeing this shit.
Episode 44: Tokyo Treat June 2019
Oh wow rad – so in the previous episode, I was whining and moaning about how much I wanted to try these. Well, basically I broke Kit down after the past evening’s horror of last weeks samplings and we got to enjoy these. These are some products that really have withstood the test of time and with good reason, although we had different opinions on some.
Episode 43: The Old People’s Selection
Well, to put it mildly, we didn’t like this selection. We tried each variety in succession as usual, and maybe that was part of the problem, but I dunno. I mean, we want to like things, but this only had one or two we would recommend for human consumption.
Episode 42: Tokyo Treat – May 2019
Kit – 0 out of 5 stars
Hans – 0 out of 5 stars
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