Episode 49: KitKat Senses – For Her Displeasure

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

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

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 22: Le Chatelaine Chocolat

We visited the Northwest Chocolate Festival and found a lot o neat items there. One company, Le Chatelaine (based in Montana from France) had a myriad of fascinations to try – they were kind enough to give us a few to sample. Let’s have a look!

Everything was absolutely extraordinary. These people care about their chocolate; it’s not mass produced – it’s cradled from inception to production. Our palates are better for trying all these 5 star beauties!

Check them out at https://www.chatelainechocolate.com/

Japan Candy Box – The Chocolate Break EXTRA

On The Ramen Rater, Hans unboxes a myriad of subscription boxes of noodles. Well, this tradition has started making its way over to The Chocolate Break! Here, we try out first box from Japan and see how we feel about it. Mind you, this post is being written in March of 2019 and so the contest mentioned is long over.

Watch the video to get our fascinating insights!

Get a Japan Candy Box here http://bit.ly/2K8x85q

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

Episode 4: Kit Kat Mint Creme & Cookie Smash & King Choc Nut

Today’s picks were both found in Canada. A couple of places we like to visit are the Walmart in Richmond, BC which is to say the least, much different than any Walmart we’ve been to here in the states. What’s different is most notable in the parking lot. Lots of Teslas first off. We’ve even seen Ferraris and once a Bugatti. Another is T&T Supermarket which are an Asian chain of store exclusive to Canada. The Choc Nut came from there. IT was a new location in Lansdowne Centre and it was ultra busy.

Kit Kat Mint Creme & Cookie Smash – Canada

We’ve not seen these larger format Kit Kat bars in the United States before, but there’s a whole slew of them up in Canada in numerous styles and flavors. Looking at the website for this product, we see this info in the ‘features and benefits’ –

A crispy wafer topped with a mint crème and cookie filling, covered in a rich, dark-chocolatey coating

We purchase 100% Sustainably Sourced Cocoa certified by UTZ, as part of the NESTLÉ COCOA PLAN. We work with UTZ and farmers to improve the quality of their products and strengthen their communities

There are 10, easy-to-break rows that come in a re-closable wrapper, perfect for sharing or saving for later, 210 calories per 3 pieces (42g)

We proudly support Kids Help Phone! NESTLÉ® Canada has raised more than $10.2 million in support of Kids Help Phone over the last 28 years.

Kit – 3 1/2

Hans – 4 1/2

Total – 8

Kit Kat – https://amzn.to/2qHo1j4

King Choc Nut – Philippines

Hans saw this one and was going to pick it up, then walked away. After looking around the T&T Supermarket a bit, it was like a worm in his head and had to revisit it once again and ended up getting it for review. It felt like a single, enormous bar, however it turned out to be multiple little bars.

Kit – 1 star

Hans – 5 stars

Total – 6 stars

King Choc Nut – https://amzn.to/2OFJG4K

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!