Saturday, September 4, 2010

Triple Delight Chocolate Bar

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Today is "World Chocolate" Day, Sisters and Brothers.  I looked through the offerings we've received and found that I had a few treats from Cocoa Nymph, a Vancouver CANADA chocolatier.  To celebrate both this fun food holiday and do a Saturday Sacrament, they seemed just perfect.  I had two types of treats from them still to review: cocoa covered nuts and a bar of chocolate.  Since my day is incredibly busy today I went with the Sea Nymph bar.

One of the unique things about this "dark chocolate with sea salt & english toffee" (sic) bar is how it is wrapped. The lovely blue paper covering is pretty but it's the inside wrapper that was unique.  It's a sealed plastic envelop which reminds me of the more expensive sticker sheets I get from friends and family for my birthday or holidays from time to time.  This plastic wrapper is very easy to unfold and to reseal so you can eat a little at a a time then wrap it back up.

That's a good option since this bar measures 2.75 X 5 X 0.25+ inches.  It is very thick etched into 12 individual pieces.  Wonderfully the nutritional facts are for the entire bar because let's be honest, some of us may have problems controlling how much we eat once we taste this but I worked at leading our Sacrament in the proper way and limited myself to one rectangle.  The entire bar has 520 calories with 24g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 10g fiber, 37g sugar, 5g protein, 4% calcium and 35% of the iron an adult needs daily.

First, the bar looks lovely with the pretty design on each rectangle.  It also looks huge for a candy bar but then this isn't a "candy bar" that insulting small chocolatiers when we use the same words we'd use before snagging a bar in the check out line of a store.  The texture is a little rough on the back to my fingers and I can see little air pockets in the bar, a sign to me that this was made in small batches with minimal machine attention.  It has a dark cocoa scent with a hint of salt and sweetness. Breaking off a rectangle is actually rather difficult because it is so thick.  It makes a very loud snap when I take a small bite and immediately I taste the dark cocoa.  Very soon the sweetness of the toffee and the crunch of those pieces, not air bubbles at all, hits my tongue.  Finally the bites fades down to the sea salt before ending with another strong cocoa essence.

The cocoa buzz happens after that one tiny bite and I know this is an amazing treat that Cocoa Nymph has created.  I don't even need a second bite of this 64% cacao delight that is how strong the chemicals in our Sacred Substance hit me this morning.  I am pleased to state that the Sea Nymph bar is a worthy Saturday Sacrament for us so do not let the price detour you.  I look forward to the fall when I try their cocoa nut collections.  Check them out and take a special look at their five different chocolate bar  confections.

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Anonymous said...

You had me at "Sea Nymph", but at 64% cacao, wow. that sounds delish.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Thanks for commenting, SciFiCowboy.

What I loved about this most of all had to be that it took so little of it to give me satisfaction. That means it will last a long, long time.

Chefwanabe said...

That sounds delicious, and a site dedicated to chocolate, that's awesome.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Thanks for reading and commenting, Chefwanabe.

Make sure you check out the contest we have this month because it will end soon.

Billy said...

Your blog looks fantastic!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Thank you, Billy. I hope you continue to come back and comment about your enjoyment or disappointment with chocolate.

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