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Overdue review – Chocolate!

Wow, is this review late.  This little chocolate bar got lost in the cabinet for a while.  I’m figuring these will be back next year, so this isn’t a waste of time.

Around Christmas, Target had a display of these little chocolate bars/mini barks with their Christmas candy.  Most of the other flavors looked pretty lame and were, of course, packed with unpronounceable ingredients.  So it was with much surprise that I looked at the back of this Dark Chocolate Double Fudge Mini Bark bar:

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One ingredient: dark chocolate.  And that chocolate is quite clean for ingredients.  Wow.  I don’t recall what it cost, but it was probably on the order of a buck or so.  The box is the size of a thin deck of cards or so.  Of course, you don’t get that much chocolate.

fooled ya!

fooled ya!

Yeah, the chocolate is about the size of the window.  We really should expect this from companies, now.  The bar looks nice, dark and smooth chocolate with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips.  Even after too many months in a cabinet, the chocolate has no bloom on it (well, the chips do, but not the main bar).

It breaks clean and easy, not a bend and tear, not a snap, just a good gentle snap.  The serving size is a bar, but about half was plenty at a time.  It’s rich and a little creamy.  The dark chocolate tastes a little richer than a Hershey Special Dark, but not premium (of course, at this price point).  It’s not very dark, much less than, say, a Lindt truffle.  It really does place me in mind of the Special Dark level of dark, just a little better.  The chocolate chips don’t add much.  I find it tastes better if you let it melt slowly vs. crunch and chew.  It melts very nicely and has little aftertaste.

As for the “double fudge” part…not sure what to tell you.  It does indeed have a sort of fudginess to it, although I wonder how much of that is mental because of the name.

So this is fun, a great stocking stuff sort of treat.  I don’t know about the others, packed with weird ingredients, but this one is really clean and has a nice flavor.

Found at: Target in Mohawk commons

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