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
In our second episode aired on August 3rd, 2018, we announce our intention to make this a regular program and try our first pair of found chocolate. We start to learn the flavors we both like – and dislike.
We oft times journey northward to the magical land of Tim Hortons and maple syrup – Canada. You’ll be seeing a lot of Canadian chocolate as the series progresses. The Mars bar is one of them.
Kit – 2 stars
Hans – 1 3/4 stars
Total – 3 3/4 stars
Mars Bars – https://amzn.to/2OCuWna
Ghiradelli 86% Cacao
Kit is from the Bay Area and during our courtship, one place we visited was a big Ghiradelli store. It was pretty epic and they had these tornado or hurricane milkshakes where you could get a square of their chocolate blended into it. Was pretty amazing stuff. This is a dark chocolate bar.
Kit – 0 stars
Hans – 1 star
Total – 1 stars
Ghiradelli Bars – https://amzn.to/2DhPPlV
So this weekend is the Northwest Chocolate Festival – and we’re going! Hoping to get a ton of samples and maybe some video there. You can check out our at www.nwchocolate.com!
Episode 1: BETA5 Chocolate – Canada
This is our first episode of The Chocolate Break and where we got the idea to do the show. A lot of things have changed since this one, and hopefully you enjoy seeing this one.
BETA5 is a chocolate company in Vancouver, BC. The original reason we visited them was after I saw an article about them having an instant noodle infused chocolate bar, I had contacted them and they offered me a free bar if we came up and snagged it.
They also had an interesting sampler Kit noticed. Little multicolored fascinations with what looked like hand painted imagery on them. Flavors like earl gray and mango and combinations I’d never heard of before.
You might think ‘you really traveled over two hours for chocolate?’ Yep! Actually, we like going to Canada often for many reasins. First, it’s a nice change of pace. Then there’s the fact that Richmond BC has a big Asian population, which means more Asian stores which means more instant noodles to find to review on The Ramen Rater website. Plus there’s a Walmart there with all sorts of neat stuff and you can’t beat the exchange rate and the parking lot where we’ve seen Tesla, Ferrari, and even a Bugatti. Definitely a change from the ones in the states.
So check out these neat varieties from BETA5! Welcome to The Chocolate Break!