Michel Cluizel's Noir aux Ecorces d'Orange is a very comforting bar. There isn't anything crazy about it. It isn't too bitter (coming in at only 60% cacao) or too sweet and it's incredibly smooth, mellow chocolate. That Michel really knows how to pair his chocolate and orange. The orange is just intense enough to let you know it's there and it has a pleasing chewiness that I really enjoyed.
While this bar didn't blow me away with any kind of "wow" factor like some of the new wacky bars that are coming out -- it did what it was meant to do and it did it beautifully. I will definitely be buying more Michel Cluizel Bars in the near future. In fact there are several single origin bars I have my eye on. . .