Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cocoa Dolce Bars

Our final Offering from Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates are two samples of their bars which come in many flavors and varieties if you look through that page on their website.  Here you see a photo of the 1.5oz bars with the Wine and Chocolate truffles you might recall from March 5, 2011.  Cocoa Dolce strives to make unique flavor combinations and products using Belgian chocolate so I have yet to be disappointed in the Offerings they have sent us.

We'll start with one of the seven milk chocolate bars they offer, this one has roasted almonds. The bar has six sections, each measuring 1.25 X 0.75 X 0.50 inches and as you can see in the photograph, it has whole almonds in it.  The pieces have three divisions -- the sections that attach to each other, a part that gently tips inward on all sides, and the top which is grooved.  It has a creamy cocoa scent but also an earthy almond essence as well.  There is an entire almond in the one section that I bite into and I see one in at least two other pieces.  As you know, I try to practice Moderation and Purposefulness here as a model to you all -- that can be a real challenge at times -- so I eat only one.  The nuts is crunchy and blends well with the milk chocolate. 

Now we'll turn to one of the four 70% cocoa bars they offer, the one with nibs which should offer a bit of extra crunch and bitterness.  It has a strong cocoa scent and when I break the bar into its six pieces I can see nibs which I hope you can see in the photo to the right.  These pieces are the same size as the previous bar.  This is more crunchy than the previous bar because the nibs are throughout.  It is also very, very bitter, I'd rank this up with a 85% bar without nibs easily in terms of intensity so make sure you like dark chocolate before you take a bite of one of these.  That pleases your Chocolate Priestess immensely as it creates a little buzz by the end of one half of one piece!

Remember if you order from Cocoa Dolce you might get a very cute package in the mail like we did but you should inquire about that when you order.  But it is the chocolate inside that is worth every penny.  Cocoa Dolce once more proves itself a worthy Sacrament.


Wyrenth said...

That is a darn cute package it came in. :) It looks like it'd make a fun little lunch box too, providing the materials are sturdy -- I can't tell from the picture if it's cardboard or something more durable.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

If you search for Cocoa Dolce or just through the Sacraments, you can see the other featured reviews of this line and what came in the suitcase. Not durable.

briarrose said...

Wow...the bar with the nibs looks really intense. I think a little bit would do me on that one. :)

TheChocolatePriestess said...

That is the key, isn't it, briarrose, for us all. Good quality chocolate means we don't need or even want a lot of it. The low quality stuff is mostly sugars, oils and additives, it takes more to satisfy the cocoa craving.

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