Episode 52: About To Expire!

Episode 53: About To Expire!

We’ve found that unless you use the chocolate, it goes bad. Doing episodes once in a while just won’t cut it – nor will not looking at expiration dates on bars when we purchase them. These next two episodes are devoted to the chocolate that must be tried before it dies.

Episode 53: About To Expire!

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 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 21: Reese Pieces Cups & Speculoos

Paste like substances steal the show in this sugary mess with chocolate as a kind of aftertaste or afterthought. Enthuse yourselves with our gall and sheer love for bringing you the finest entertainment.

Cost Plus, Inc. Milk Chocolate With Speculoos Filling – United States

A checkerboard with an odd initial scent. Speculoos cookies are made into a paste; almost like peanut butter or cookie dough.

Speculoos! – https://amzn.to/2RDil5g

Kit – 1 out of 5 stars

Hans – 0 out of 5 stars

Reese Big Cup Stuffed With Reese Pieces – Canada

Okay so in Canada, it’s not Reese’s it’s Reese. These are big cups with Reese pieces inside as well as peanut butter. It’s a double slam of sugar.

Reese Stuffed Cups – https://amzn.to/2QuSEDB

Hans – 5 out of 5 stars

Kit – 1 1/2 out of 5

Episode 15: Everyburger & Dark Chocolate Brazils

Well hey look – it’s Andy! This is his very first appearance on The Chocolate Break and he did an excellent job; watch him weave his magic…

Bourbon Everyburger Burger Shaped Cookies – Japan

A Japanese company called Bourbon making hamburger shaped little chocolate cookies. What the hell?! Thank the Scissors of Hope for their true cuts. Weird – they don’t taste like bourbon or burgers. But they do taste good.

Get your Everyburgers here – http://bit.ly/everyburger

Andy –  3.5 out of 5

Hans – 3 1/2 out of 5

Beech’s Fine Chocolates Dark Chocolate Brazils – UK

Found at a little Canadian store specializing in British things – many of which get a discount as they’re expired. These are succulent and classy. Lotsa chocolate!

Get some Beech’s Dark Chocolate Brazils – http://bit.ly/darkchocolatebrazils

Andy – 4.5 out of 5

Hans –  4 out of 5

Episode 14: Kit Kat Tiramisu & The Worst Chocolate Ever

By this point, we’re finding that the more things we try, the more we absolutely hate. I mean, why haven’t heads rolled and production stopped on some of these? Beyond us. We have a Canadian variety and a Seattle area one today.

Kit Kat Tiramisu – Canada

Upon opening, we are greeted with a ‘funk’ wafting from the package. We both have an affinity as to listening to funk, however scented funk isn’t much to our liking. Neat presentation though.

Get one here – http://bit.ly/kitkattiramisu

Kit – 1 1/2 stars

Hans – 2 1/2 stars

jcoco Edamame & Sea Salt in Milk Chocolate – Seattle, Washington USA

Well, talk about something absolutely horrible. This was just so bad. So bad that Hans actually spat it out into a napkin. Back in the day, he was able to escape to a bathroom after overdrinking, vomit into the bowl and then recover almost immediately to grab another beer and continue schmoozing. This eclipsed that ability. Like chocolate covered hay.

Get some jcoco edamame & sea salt here – http://bit.ly/jcocoedamame

Kit – 0 stars

Hans – 0 stars

Episode 13: Aero Vanilla Truffle & Big Turk

Well, here we are. I haven’t done an update on this site since late January and it’s March. Hopefully I can crank a few of these out before Miriam wakes up.

These are yet two more varieties found up in Canada – I mean, who doesn’t like Canada? I think the Aero was from Walmart SuperCentre in Richmond, BC and the Big’R Turk from a little convenience store that had a guy with a medallion and a hairy chest on the way to the border. Let’s check ’em out.

Aero Truffle: Vanilla Truffle – Canada

Ladies and gentlemen, this made us wretch. Just like eating a stinky vanilla candle smells like. It hurt.

Get an Aero Truffle: Vanilla Truffle – http://bit.ly/aerovanilla

Hans – 0 stars

Kit – 0 stars

Nestle Big’R Turk – Canada

Turkish Delight is a really amazing and flavorful confection. Like a jelly covered in chocolate that has a lots of nice spiced flavor. Well, this one was like a knife in the eye of that concept. Take a Swedish Fish. Cover it in chocolate. Nothing wrong with chocolate covered Swedish Fish – I mean that’s great and all, but that is NOT what Turkish Delight is. Period!

Get some Big Turk! – http://bit.ly/bigturk

Hans – 3 stars

Kit – 4 stars

 

Episode 8: Coffee Crisp & Aero Dark Cherry Truffle

‘What is this? What is this? Do you think I don’t know the law? Wasn’t it I who wrote it?’ Iconic lines from the character Auntie portrayed by Tina Turner in Max Max: Beyond Thunderdome. They have absolutely nothing to do with this episode, but a nice, light snack and a bubbly variety are here in this one-two punch from the great white north that is the sweet land of Canada.

Coffee Crisp – Canada

Growin up in Anacortes, Washington, Canadian television was easily found on the dial for Hans as a boy. Coffee Crisp commercials were constantly running, as well as commercials for cold and flu medications. It seems that Canadians must get the sniffles and yearn for something sweet most of the time.

Coffee Crisp – https://amzn.to/2WkLhlM

Kit – 3 1/2

Hans – 4

Aero Dark Cherry Truffle – Canada

Aero is interesting. These products get their name from all the holes in them – like they’re full of milk that had some kid blowing bubbles into it with a straw and then cooled and hardened quickly.

Aero chocolate – https://amzn.to/2S4gqKT

Kit – 4

Hans – 5

Episode 6: Lindt Creations Chocholate Lava & Walmart Great Value Crispy Rice

I would say that literally every time we visit Canada we go to Walmart. I mean, if you’re traveling north from the states, in combination with exchange rate it’s just super cheap. Peanut butter was first sold in Canad and so that’s a staple bought often. Instant noodles no available in the states are common as well. But Walmart has a great candy selection, and Canada has some different stuff. So enters Walmart, joined by the devious chocolatiers of Lindt that snarl and guffaw as your teeth rot.

Lindt Creation Lava Cake – Switzerland

From what I’ve read, there are factories producing Lindt products all over, so these might not actually be made in Switzerland. Just so you know. I’m sure the Lindt Chocolatiers are nice people as well, but I like the idea that they are snarling, violent people with hidden tusks and some odd agenda involving your teeth.

Lindt Creation – https://amzn.to/2sH1Jio

Kit – 1

Hans – 1

Great Value  Crispy Rice Milk Chococlate – Canada

Walmart chocolate?! Well, yeah! I mean, how can we resist trying this? What’s funny is that it fared better than the last one we reviewed.

Great Value chocholate – https://amzn.to/2RGCsDW

Kit – 2 1/2

Hans – 2