Originally, I was going to judge this a little harsher, but I had not noticed at first that this bar was 74%. With that in mind, I do not judge it quite as harshly. The taste of this bar was very similar to my beloved Chocolove 77% bar. Obviously I would always prefer the Chocolove for the higher percentage, but this would be a very worthy substitute.
It was bitter, but not so much so that it was unpleasant to eat on its own (unlike many dark chocolate brands in the US). I also enjoyed the inner presentation. The inner foil had a lovely fleur de lis pattern.
Packaging: 4/5 – For the Fleur de Lis.
Chocolate Presentation: 3/5 – Standard bar.
Taste: 4/5 – I would still prefer Chocolove.
Extra Points: 0
The pigs…did not entirely survive transport to the US. The chocolate comes as one long bar with a raised interlocked pig design. The chocolate itself was dark chocolate (which was likely in a percentage between 30-50%), but the bitterness of the chocolate and the subtle hint of mint were a perfect pairing. I think I ate the whole thing in one sitting and I was still craving more. Definitely the favorite of the Care Package.
Of course, they also have other flavors on their website.
Packaging: 3/5 – Nothing spectacular.
Chocolate Presentation: 5/5 – I liked the interlocking pigs…even if I do not understand why they chose pigs.
Taste: 5/5 – AWESOME!
Extra Points: 3 – Bonus 3 points for being the favorite. 😀
The photos of the Soma Almonds also disappeared, so here is the preview photo again:
I actually delayed eating these, because I was a little afraid of them. I like almonds, I eat almonds, but I generally do not eat chocolate covered almonds. Especially lately, because I broke two teeth in a months time last year (one of which I have yet to have repaired). I had thrown these in my circus bag ages ago, but would always forget they were there, or would find something else to munch on. When I finally took the plunge and opened them, I was very pleasantly surprised.
Looking at the almonds, they seemed to only have a light dusting of chocolate. However, the chocolate has a powdered finish that make them look a little less chocolatey than they are. Here is one of the almonds with the tip of the chocolate bitten off to show just how much chocolate is covering them.
Luckily, I took this picture only last week, so it survived where the others did not. There is a rather thick layer of chocolate, and it is very complimentary to the almond flavor. I ended up polishing off the bag over a few days of circus while on my way to and from class. I really liked them, and was rather disappointed when I finished the bag.
Packaging: 4/5 – I like the bag, and it was resealable. 😀
Chocolate Presentation: 4/5 – Deceptive, but still attractive.
Taste: 5/5 – Very good. I am still not fully converted to nutty chocolates, but I would buy these again.
Extra Points: 0
I knew it would happen eventually. I accidentally deleted my photos of the Laura Bar, so the only photo I have left is the preview photo.
The Laura Secord Premium Milk Chocolate Bar was good. I ended up finishing it in about half the time I had originally though I would. The chocolate was a very generic tasting milk chocolate though, it was not particularly unique. It would be good to pick up on a whim to satiate a chocolate craving, but I do not think I would ever go out of my way to purchase one.
Packaging: 3/5 – Standard bar packaging.
Chocolate Presentation: 3/5 – The chocolate was divided up into typical squares.
Taste: 3/5 – Average. Good, but not unique.
Extra Points: 0