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February 08, 2007

Vosges Chocolate Bars: Finally one I don't like

I was beginning to feel like there wasn't going to be a Vosges chocolate bar I didn't like. But in my latest batch of purchases, I got the Creole Exotic Candy Bar. It consists of espresso, cocoa nibs, "New Orleans style chicory" and Sao Thome bittersweet chocolate. I'm all for chicory in my coffee (on those occasions that I do drink coffee) and I love bittersweet chocolate. So that leaves the first 2 ingredients -- the espresso and the cocoa nibs -- as the culprits. I'm still not sure why I don't like the bar but it does partially have to do with the cocoa nibs. Somehow the nibs ruin the texture of the bar for me and that pushes the taste (in which the espresso and chicory and bittersweet chocolate combo doesn't exactly thrill me) into the "don't buy" category for me.