Labooko Nicaragua 50% Milk Chocolate
December 28, 2017
Zotter Chocolate, www.zotterusa.com, might be on to something...
In 2012, the Labooko Nicaragua 50% Milk Chocolate bar was rated the “best milk chocolate in the world”! Professional taste tester and author, Georg Bernardini, tasted over 2,700 chocolates doing research for his book “Der Schokoladentester” (“The Chocolate Tester”) and declared this to be so. It took him two years to complete the book.
In addition to pronouncing Labooko Nicaragua the best milk chocolate, he also rated Zotter chocolate company as one of the best chocolate makers in the world.
Artisan Kettle Organic Chocolate Chips
September 29, 2017
There’s another player in the organic chocolate chip arena; Artisan Kettle made by Clasen Quality Chocolate. They are available in four varieties - semisweet, bittersweet, milk and white. The chips are organic and fair trade certified. Sourced from South America.
Hammond’s Chocolate Bars
September 6, 2017
Once again we get to my birthday, and here come the gifts of chocolate!
Yay, I have new chocolate bars to try and this time they are made by Hammond’s Candies in Denver, CO.
According to their website, www.hammondscandies.com, Hammond’s has been in business for more than 90 years. In 1920, Carl T. Hammond, Sr. founded Hammond’s Candy Company in Denver, Colorado. His first candy creation was the Honey Ko Ko - a chocolate topped with shredded coconut.
MilkBoy Swiss Alpine Milk Chocolate with Crunchy Caramel and Sea Salt
July 17, 2017
Milkboy is made in Switzerland and according to their website, www.milkboy.com, cows that graze the alpine meadows “produce some of the best-quality milk available, milk for which Switzerland is rightly famed.”
In addition to “best-quality milk,” the milk solids content is 24%. This is much higher than minimal levels required for milk chocolate in the U.S. (which is 12%). No wonder it’s uber-milky and creamy! Read more
Perugina Milk Chocolate with Almonds
June 5, 2017
Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 7: Perugina Milk Chocolate with Caramelized Almonds
Welcome to the last review in the Milk Chocolate Lovers series. There are so many milk chocolates out there it's impossible to cover them all. My goal was to review milk chocolates that are commonly found and easy to purchase.
Ritter Sport Fine Milk Chocolate
May 29, 2017
Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 6: Ritter Sport Fine Milk Chocolate
Ritter Sport is a pretty familiar chocolate brand world-wide. That’s not surprising since they’ve been around for more than 100 years! Founded in 1912, the Ritter family has owned and operated the chocolate company, and today, selling chocolates in 100 countries around the globe.
As part of the current Milk Chocolate Lover’s blog series, I’m tasting Fine Milk Chocolate from their Classic line. This bar has a cacao percentage of 35 and is sourced from Ecuador.
Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate
May 15, 2017
Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 5: Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate
Green & Black’s has long been one of my favorite chocolate brands. They make a superb 85% dark chocolate! Of course, in keeping with my current Milk Chocolate Lovers theme, I’m reviewing their 34% organic milk chocolate. No added nuts or toffee pieces. No distractions. Just pure milk chocolate.
The Dillon Bar – Pure Milk Chocolate Vanilla
May 8, 2017
Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 4: The Dillon Bar - Pure Milk Chocolate Vanilla
I have previously blogged about the Wisconsin based Dillon’s Chocolates back in June of 2016. I reviewed several different varieties of their Wisconsin Bar. Now, I’m taking a look at their Dillon Bar - a much larger, more standard sized chocolate bar (3.5 oz.).
Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar
May 1, 2017
Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 3: Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar
Lindt & Sprüngli (most commonly known as Lindt) is an international company selling chocolate products around the world in more than 80 countries. They are a bean to bar manufacturer going all the way back to 1845 with founder David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his small confectionery shop in Zurich's Old Town.
In 1949, Lindt's Master Chocolatiers created the Lindor recipe. An outer chocolate shell wrapped around a melt-away center. Lindor is one example of a chocolate truffle.
Lindt Classic Recipe Hazelnut
April 24, 2017
Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 2: Lindt Classic Recipe - Hazelnut
What do Lindt bars and my spouse have in common? I fell in love with them in college!
In fact, my future husband introduced me to my first Lindt bar. We’d only been dating a month before he left on a college trip over the winter holidays. I was very impressed when he returned to campus with a large quantity of assorted Lindt chocolate bars.
He carefully rationed each bar so we could appreciate them for the rare luxury they were and make them last as long as possible...