Saturday, January 22, 2011
I haven’t mentioned Vosges chocolate before. I bought one of their chocolate bars almost a year ago and showed you a glimpse of it in the very first post where I talked about San Antonio. It was the dark chocolate bacon bar. The reason I didn’t mention it is actually because it was the second such bar I had tried, but it wasn’t nearly as good as the first (which I got in Montreal). As I once commented on Pork, Knife & Spoon, I actually felt that the Vosges bar didn’t taste enough like bacon. I just wish I could remember what brand I had the first time...
Anyway, I tried two more bar flavours, and I am SOLD. These two are awesome. There’s the Black Pearl Bar, a dark chocolate bar (55% cocoa) with wasabi, ginger and black sesame seeds. The wasabi is hardly noticeable, so this isn’t a spicy bar, but it goes very well with the ginger and the dark chocolate. The other bar I like is the Naga Bar, which is deep milk chocolate (45% cocoa) with sweet Indian curry powder and coconut flakes. Again, these are flavours that are somewhat unexpected, but absolutely perfect together. They’re the perfect grown-up treat. I usually grab a bar or two when we’re at Whole Foods.
The Black Pearl Bar is vegan, and both are gluten-free, but they do contain traces of nuts and peanuts.