So, back when I was in Detroit and we stopped by the Ford Museum for chocolate, I bought a sample pack of Vosges chocolates in addition to my full-sized Mo’s Bacon Bar. Well, around Christmas I realized that the sample pack was still sitting around untouched, so I took it into work for a sampling party that stretched out over several days. Of course, I took pictures & notes to share.
Red Fire Bar:
According to coworker Kim, this one leaves a “nice little tingle on your tongue” You can definitely taste the cinnamon, the chilies are present, but are kind of a smoky/spicy flavor in the background.
Upon opening, we could definitely smell the curry. Curry taste was also very present in the bar itself (and after the bar was consumed). The coconut provided texture, but I couldn’t really taste it – the curry flavor dominated the bar, but was still quite good & an interesting flavor.
Black Pearl Bar:
This one had a slight wasabi tingle, although I didn’t taste much of the ginger. I did get a sesame seed stuck in my teeth, though. I also found a full-sized version of this one at Whole Foods & gave it to Mindy‘s boy for the holidays.
YUM. Salty almondy chocolately goodness. MINE.
Feels a little like eating baking chocolate with a bit of spice. The chocolate was too bitter for my liking.
Quite the contrast from Oaxaca – a lighter chocolate, sweeter and yummy. The nuts, coconut, & hemp seeds mix well together. No one flavor is overpowering, although the texture of the coconut is more noticeable than that of the nuts/seeds.
I failed to take notes on this one & I don’t remember anything special about it – the green tea didn’t seem to add any special flavor to me, although the deep milk chocolate they use is fantastic.
Very sweet, the caramelized hazelnuts add a bit of that toffee crunch (but not too much). Yummy.
Um, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nibs, & chicory coffee? I do not like the three together. Again, felt like I was eating baking chocolate with a bit of coffee grounds in it. Not a fan.
I seem to prefer the milk chocolate items. Go figure.
The sample pack was, of course, expensive, but it came with 9 very different bars in very different flavors. I love the mixture of salty & sweet together, so the Barcelona bar was my favorite. I would also consider buying the Naga & Wooloomooloo Bars again as they were both good and stick out in my memory as delicious.
(Even though I am getting healthy & such, there is always room for a little bit of chocolate in my life. Maybe not as much as before, but a little bit. I might as well make it the good stuff, right?)