Episode 38: Easter Spectacular – Part 1

It’s fun – we go to Canada and find all sorts of interesting things and this time was no different. Walmart Supercentre in Richmond, BC never fails to amuse, and they always go all out insofar as snacks and chocolate. Here’s the first half and even though we say the second half will be tomorrow, we lied. It’ll be next week.

Easter Spectacular – Part 1

The Chocolate Break Commercial

The Chocolate Break Commercial

This is a message from us, to you. A message about where you are and what we are about. A message of hope for the children, a message of dreams for the brighter future. A simply weird message, and one you might be terrified by and also enamored with at the same time.

The Chocolate Break Commercial

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 35: Malteasers Teasers & Neilson Jersey Milk

A couple more found up in Canada – o, Canada! We find so many fascinating things up there! This show wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Canadian Chocolate. So we salute you. You’re kind to us, even if we’re not always kind to you.

Maltesers Teasers – Canada

Odd little chocolate poops or polyps – chocolate covered malt – like a Whopper but way more chocolate.

Maltesers – http://bit.ly/maltesers-candy

Kit – 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

Hans – 1 out of 5 stars

Neilson Jersey Milk – Canada

Jersey Milk – http://bit.ly/jerseymilk

Milky milk milk. More milky. Milkity milk milk. Just not… Meh. Milk milk.

Kit – 0 out of 5 stars

Hans – 1 1/2 out of 5 stars

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 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 31: Droste Pastilles & Seattle Chocolate Birthday Cake

Another episode with Miles, however we start to see he’s quickly losing interest in this whole, sordid after hours affair and is getting ready to fall asleep.

Seattle Chocolate Happy Birthday – United States

Confetti? Colors! Fun! Like Funfetti frosting, cake batter & frosting.

Get some here –http://bit.ly/seattlechocolate

Kit – 4 out of 5 stars

Hans – 4 out of 5 stars

Droste Pastilles – Holland

Good for those who yearn for the scent of burning motor oil in their mouths. We abhor this.

Get some here – http://bit.ly/drostepastilles

Kit – 0 out of 5 stars

Hans – 0 out of 5 stars

Episode 32: Nestle Smarties Reviews + Choco Lonely + Golden Alps

Miles had been bugging us for a couple days. Not really bugging; he’s a really sweet little boy – he would come up to us and say ‘Chocolate Breaaaaaak??’ Well, tonight we decided to let him stay up and do some chocolate breakdancing.

Tony’s Choco Lonely 51% Dark Chocolate With Almonds – Belgium

Miles picked this one, but didn’t want to taste it. Kind of a bummer.

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

Kit – 2 out of 5

Hans – 2.5 out of 5

Nestle Smarties – Canada

Your basic answer to the M&M by Nestle. They’re a little different – thicker shells mainly. Miles wouldn’t try these either although he likes them. He’s trying to vex us.

Nestle Smarties – http://bit.ly/nestlesmarties

Kit – 2 1/2 out of 5

Hans – 2 1/2 out of 5

Golden Alps Milk Chocolate With Hazelnut – Switzerland

Found these up at the Real Canadian SuperStore – they’re made in Sitzerland for Canada’s Loblaws chain.

Golden Alps – http://bit.ly/goldenalps

Kit – 1 1/2 out of 5 stars

Hans – 2 out of 5 stars

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 29: Russell Stover Gift Box

During Christmas, candy and chocolate and treats and such fly this way and that. We got one of these and decided it was time to give one of these boxes a try – giving it The Chocolate Break treatment. Join us as we open the box and taste it’s sweet insides.

Russell Stover All Milk Gift Box – United States

In so many ways, this is our downfall. We migh have enjoyed this at the beginning of our journey of sampling and reviewing, but at this point, we don’t. We found almost every single offering here to be foul and far, far below par. It’s really sad. By looking for excellence, we get to enjoy less. But this we do for you.

Russell Stover Chocolates – http://bit.ly/russellstover

Kit – 0 out of 5 stars

Hans – 0 out of 5 stars