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Vosges Organic Enchanted Mushroom

This is another new Vosges bar that I discovered along with the holiday flavors, yet, I feel this one runs in more traditional Vosges fashion. It’s a very unique and to some, strange, flavor combination. This bar uses Reishi mushrooms mixed into the chocolate for it’s flavor combination. I can’t help but chuckle at the name “Enchanted Mushroom” as it seems to indicate that it’s have…some sort of magical effects on you. Hee hee.

The bar smells like a deep rich chocolate. It’s a 66%, so it’s a darker bar that bittersweet, which most usually run around 60%. The smell is woodsy and sweet, with notes of moss, earth, and cream.

The flavor is lovely. It starts out as a wonderfully rich and mild chocolate with full notes of cream, sweet coffee and slight notes of caramel. There’s little dried bits of reishi mushrooms in there, but I feel them more as a texture and they don’t deliver much flavor at all. At the end there’s a burst of berry flavors that’s very red of cherry and raspberry, but for the most part this is a very sweet, rich, creamy chocolate flavor. As funny as it sounds, it tastes like brownie batter to me.

This bar wasn’t unique enough in flavor to justify buying it again, even though it is fun to say you’re eating mushrooms and chocolate. If I was given it as a gift however, I’d gladly enjoy it again.

Rating: Will Eat Again


Will Eat Again

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Vosges Gingerbread Toffee Bar

This I believe is another holiday limited edition flavor put out by Vosges this year. I have seen more popularity surrounding the gingerbread flavoring in recent years, so it seems only natural that Vosges would find a unique way to incorporate it into their chocolate. I admit, I haven’t encountered anyone yet who has infused gingerbread flavoring into toffee so they can put it into chocolate. Very creative!

The gingerbread spiced toffee is paired with a 65% dark chocolate. Milder that most dark chocolates but still it’s not going to be too sweet for the infused toffee bits. The color is a pretty rich brown with a high gloss and red undertones to it. It smells sweet and slightly spiced.

The flavor is wonderfully complex. It stars off very sweet with buttery tones of the chocolate, which is very mild and rich for a 65%. Then you taste the toffee bits, which start off salty the and blossoms into a rich, buttery, spicy flavor of gingerbread. The gingerbread toffee is soft and slightly crispy so it adds a level of texture to the smooth creaminess of the chocolate. This bar had a wonderful play of sweet/salty, smooth/crispy and buttery/spicy. Really yummy!

Rating: Will Buy Again


Will Buy Again

Links Vosges Website

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