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 48: THE DARK LORDS OF LINDT

Episode 48: THE DARK LORDS OF LINDT

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

Episode 47: The Mystery Chocolate Box

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

Episode 25: Storck Merci European Chocolate Sampler

Here’s one you’ve perhaps seen an advert for. Found these up in Canada but they’re easily found in the United States. I’ve always wondered about them and now we try them all.

Storck Merci European Chocolate Sampler – Germany

Our general consensus was that this was an almost alright kind of batch of varieties – give this to a servant, not someone you truly love. Although we did give the left over chocolate to my mother and she really enjoyed them so others will enjoy them. And I love my mother.

Lots of scores – just watch the video.

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

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 7: Ritter Sport Corn Flakes & Ghana Black

This time we visit Germany and Japan with a couple more varieties found at Uwajimaya (I think they were both found there at least).  We some some violence, a little acquiescence, and some reflection.

Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate with Corn Flakes – Germany

Interesting square shaped bars. The packaging is fancy and everything, but yeah the corn flakes weren’t the way we expected.

Ritter Sport – https://amzn.to/2sHrqzx

Kit – 3 1/2

Hans –  2 1/2

Lotte Ghana Black Chocolate – Japan

Japanese chocolate is an interesting thing, especially the darker varieties. It tends to focus more of the cacao rather than the sweeter side of things which is a nice change.

Ghana chocolate – https://amzn.to/2R966g2

Kit – 1.7583327

Hans – 2.825

Episode 1: BETA5 Chocolate – Canada

Episode 1: BETA5 Chocolate – Canada

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!