I first stumbled upon Theo Chocolate through their 3400 Phinney line of chocolate bars when my husband picked my up a Nib Brittle Bar at a shop in Chicago (Hannah's Bretzel). They are hard to find, but I've been told that Whole Foods are starting to stock them, so make sure to take a look next time you are there. I need to do a full review of the three 3400 Phinney Bars I've tried so far because they are the best chocolate bars *ever*! Seriously -- and I can say at this point that I have tried a lot of chocolate bars.
But today I want to talk about the Theo bars. When I emailed the folks at Theo Chocolate to ask them a little bit more about their company, they sent me these single origin bars to try -- yipee! I'm very excited to try these because not only did I love their other line of bars, but these are Fair Trade and Organic. And look at the gorgeous wrappers (I love a good wrapper -- the 3400 Phinney bars are wonderful!)
Okay, so I'm going to try the first bar right now and give you my impression. . .
Madagascar 65% Cacao -- On the package it says, "The dynamic wine flavor in this single origin, organic dark chocolate reflect the unique and diverse environment of the island nation of madagascar." My thoughts: Bar is smooth, glossy and has a lovely bite that melts easily on the tongue. There is a slight tang to the chocolate and definitely some fruitiness -- I guess you could call that a "wine flavor". It's a sweet bar, at 65% cacao, which I think works well with the bitter of the chocolate and that tangy note. I'm a fan!
Tomorrow I'll try the next bar. . .