Well. . . looks like socks are the favorite by a long shot coming in at 43% as of just a minute ago. Speaking of socks, I'm making good progress on Pete's STR socks (er, sock -- I'm still on the first one.) I'll post a picture as soon as I finish the first one.
Since I have a pile of wrappers in the drawer, I thought it was about time for a chocolate update! So without further ado. . .
Okay, I know there are a lot of Green & Black's fans out there, so this may not be popular, but I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with the Green & Black's Caramel bar. First let me tell you that it's an organic milk chocolate bar with a soft caramel center. The little pockets of caramel are nicely divided so that you don't have to eat the bar all at once, so that was convenient -- it's a pretty large bar after all. The chocolate was rather soft, sticky and sweet though -- this is where they lost me. You almost couldn't discern where the chocolate ended and the caramel began. I guess I wanted a more distinctive chocolate and a saltier caramel maybe? I shouldn't have been surprised since the first ingredient listed is organic cane sugar and the second is organic whole milk powder, but I love a good caramel bar and I thought G & B would come through.
So far I've loved the Green & Blacks White Chocolate bar, liked the Green & Black's Maya Gold bar, disliked the Hazlenut & Currant bar so much that I threw half of it in the trash (I bought it at Target and discovered it was past it's sell by date, which could be the reason for it's "off" flavor), and found the Caramel bar dissatisfying. Hmmmm. . . I'm holding out for the Butterscoth bar, which I hear is *awesome* -- but I have yet to locate one. Any ideas where they are sold in the States?
The Violet Crumble is an Australian candy bar made by Nestlé that is unlike any mass market bar in the US that I can think of. The slogan on the wrapper says "It's the way it shatters that matters" and it did shatter! Actually the first thought that came to mind as I took my first bite was -- smores. It had that toasted marshmallow taste, combined with the chocolate -- then there was the crispness of the bar. I have to say that I'm usually not a fan of mass market candy bars, but I loved this one!
I've also tried the Cafe-Tasse Blanc -- White Chocolate Bar and it wasn't nearly as good as the Green & Blacks. I don't have much else to say, so I'll leave it at that. More reviews coming soon!