Who doesn't love a good nut-filled chocolate bar? The rich, toasty crunch of nuts paired with smooth, sweet creamy chocolate is, to many candy eaters, a match made in heaven. Now the Colorado-based company Chocolove is embracing the always-delectable marriage of nuts and chocolate with two new flavors: Salted Peanut in Milk Chocolate and Peach & Pecan in Milk Chocolate.
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We're no stranger to master chocolatier Katrina Markoff and her awesome line of chocolate and baking products Vosges Haut-Chocolate. So of course we were excited to hear of Ms. Markoff's newest endeavor in the world of chocolate—an American inspired and sourced line of chocolates that features home-grown flavors like Southern peaches and Maine sea salt.
What kind of battle pits an American against a Swede against an American sort of posing as a Swede? The battle of mass-market chocolate-covered almond-flavored toffee bars: Heath vs. Daim. vs. Skor.
I'm no stranger to Trader Joe's chocolate. Their 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars are a personal favorite—the bars feel substantial, have a pleasant snap, and though the chocolate isn't exactly Valrhona, it's way better than Hershey's. So when these three petite new bars showed up in the "What's New" bin at my local TJ's, I knew I wanted to give them a try. The bar stuffed with Speculoos cookie spread immediately drew my attention (let's be honest, I'd try a turkey stuffed with Speculoos cookie spread, it's that good) but at a modest $1 a pop, I figured I could splurge on all three.
From Mary & Matt, the same people who brought you the Chocolate Pie Chart, this Milk to White chocolate bar is almost too pretty to eat. [via Kottke]...
It's possible, it's just possible that I have discovered the greatest adult candy bar of all kind at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. It's called the Ultimate Nougat Bar, and it's made by Andrew Shotts at Garrison Confections. Studded with roasted pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds, topped with caramel, cloaked in serious dark chocolate, it is the combination Snicker Bar-Milky Way of your dreams. If Thomas Keller would serve a candy bar at the French Laundry or Per Se instead of petit fours and chocolates, this would be it. If Tom Colicchio would craft a chocolate bar, this would be it. If Mario Batali wanted to serve a chocolate bar at Babbo, he would change the name of the...