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Nov
05



Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars

I wanted to share this really cool article from Eater.com that shows how the Mast Brothers, a pair of chocolatiers in Brooklyn, NY make their chocolate. So why not head on over and check out this video. It’s a fun watch!


Nov
03



Key Lime Coconut Patties

This was a gift from my sister who found it on one of her many culinary adventures in New York City. I’ve seen them around cyberspace and sometimes in Marshall’s candy aisle. I can’t tell you exactly why I haven’t picked them up myself, mainly it’s because I already had so much candy to deal with that I just didn’t bother. It’s good to know that something will eventually end up in my hands at some point, so I have many thanks to my sister for this review.

I love the packaging, it comes across as very tropical and fun to me. The greens really catch my eye, and the cartoon crocodile with the neon sunglasses. It makes me giggle.

The patties are flat, square, moist cakes of shredded coconut that are neon green the sides have been dipped in chocolate. It has this “stained glass” look with dark sides and a colored inside. it smells of coconut, with it’s fresh, tropical scent. I look at the ingredients and sadly he chocolate here is really mockolate.

The texture is very dense and moist, with the chew being thick and full of the coconut shavings. The flavor is first sweet from the chocolate, then the key limes flavor comes though with a lightly sour zesty note. You then taste the coconut with it’s sweet and nutty flavor, and it really marries the zesty lime and the sweet chocolate. It’s an interesting flavor, as the chocolate and the coconut remain center stage, yet the lime is a nice accent to it which really makes it taste unique.

So overall, they’re not too bad. They were tasty, but I wish it was real chocolate. If you’re a big tropical flavor/coconut fan, I recommend you give consider giving these a shot.

Rating: Might Eat Again

 

Might Eat Again

 


Nov
01



Wilbur Crisped Rice Bar

Back when I visited the Wilbur Candy Company and got my Wilbur Buds to review for the site, I also made sure to grab something specific when I was there: The Milk Chocolate Crisp. I owe this mainly to Cybele with her post on this bar she did a few years ago. I’ve been wanting to try it ever since, and now I finally have my chance!

The bar is broken into squared segments that are easy to break. The underbelly shows ample rice crisps in the chocolate. The bar itself is think, about 3/4 inch, so it’s hefty with a wonderful chocolate ratio to crisps here. It’s not wimpy and thin like a Nestle’s crunch bar.

The chocolate smells delightfully sweet of notes of caramel, cream and malt.

The flavor is wonderfully rich and chocolatey. The chocolate has a great cream/caramel flavor to it, and is wonderfully complimented by the starchy, malty crunch of the rice crisps. They are very fresh and crunchy, and are just delightful to eat. I didn’t expect this bar to be as amazingly good as it is. Goes to show how something so simple can be extremely delicious if it’s executed correctly.

Wow, this bar is everything I imagined and more. It’s soooooo very good. Trying this bar is a must if you’re a chocolate lover.

Rating: Hoard

 

Hoard

Links Wilbur Chocolate Co. Website


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