Friday, February 18, 2011

Vosges chocolate, Part 2

I wanted to do a quick follow-up to my previous post about Vosges chocolate. I’ve since tried three new flavours: Peanut Butter Bonbon (which is organic), Blood Orange Caramel Bar and Woolloomooloo.

The Blood Orange Caramel made me think of a very fancy Caramilk, because a thin layer of caramel is sandwiched between two even thinner layers of dark chocolate. The caramel itself has notes of hibiscus flowers and Campari on top of the blood orange. The taste of alcohol was a little to present for me, and the bar could be messy to eat. I liked it, but I didn’t love it.

The Woolloomooloo is by far the bar with the funniest name. It has roasted and salted macadamia nuts, Indian coconut, hemp seeds and a mix of milk and dark chocolate. I really liked the salt, but not the texture of the nuts. The hemp seeds are really what made this bar special. I’d definitely buy this again.

The clear winner, however, was the Peanut Butter Bonbon. It’s like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for grown-ups. Between two layers of deep milk chocolate (45% cocoa) is a thin layer of organic peanut butter, and the bar also has two kinds of salt (Himalayan pink salt and Maldon sea salt). This was absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, the general population seems to have caught on, because the store was always out when we returned. I’ll be keeping an eye out for that, because along with the Black Pearl Bar, it’s my new favourite! I’m keeping an eye out for the Black Salt Caramel Exotic Candy Bar, though, because that one looks right up my alley.

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