Luke Owen Smith of The Chocolate Bar in New Zealand puts together amazing bean-to-bar chocolate bars from all over the world for a monthly chocolate subscription box as well as leads chocolate tastings. As if that wasn’t enough, want to know what else makes Luke pretty special? Sometime ago he found out that I never had the chance to try Marou’s no longer available Treasure Island bar so he sent me a piece from the last bar he had in his personal chocolate stash! When I was trying to locate Chocolate Naive’s one-off bar made with sea buckthorn, The Chocolate Bar was the only place I could find it listed any longer and Luke added an extra one to his site just so I could order it. In fact, my full order arrived quickly and in great condition from New Zealand all the way to where I live in Port Townsend, WA USA.
Luke recently sent me his newest creation, a monthly Chocolate Tasting Course. The course includes 4 bite-sized pieces from 4 different tasty craft chocolates by makers from around the world. The first 6 months of the course feature a different lesson card each of those months, such as How to Taste Chocolate and the very first box includes a chocolate tasting notebook.
Read on for my mini-interview with Luke followed by pictures of his new Chocolate Tasting Course and my video on the course too.
Luke Owen Smith of The Chocolate Bar Continue reading “Mini Interview with Luke Owen Smith and Chocolate Tasting Course The Chocolate Bar”
Hey there fellow chocoholics! I recently interviewed Jonas Ketterle of Firefly Chocolate & Ceremonial Cacao for my Chocolate One-on-One section in Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine. Check it out:
Violet Sky Chocolate is a bean-to-bar maker located in South Bend, IN. I’ve had some of their bars in the past, so I was especially happy to see them at last weekend’s NW Chocolate Festival in Seattle, WA so I could buy some more!
I love Violet Sky Chocolate wrappers but one in particular really caught my eye. Their Pierce The Veil bar has this lovely shimmery wrapper with the label actually on the back of the bar.
Violet Sky Chocolate Pierce The Veil Continue reading “Violet Sky Chocolate: Pierce The Veil Dark Chocolate Bar Review”
The good news is that Solstice Chocolate The S’mores Bar is exactly what I want in a s’mores chocolate bar! The only tough part is that they only made 200 of them as part of a micro-batch project for Cacao Review’s new Underground Chocolate Club bag. This bar is part of the 1st collection, so once all 200 bags have sold out then this bar is gone!
Solstice Chocolate The S’mores Bar & Marshmallow Drinking Chocolate Cacao Review Underground Chocolate Club Continue reading “Solstice Chocolate The S’mores Bar & Marshmallow Drinking Chocolate Reviews”
Many thanks to everyone who has read my craft chocolate bar reviews, and interviews on my original Blogspot site Dark Matters Fine Chocolate Reviews. I’m in the process of switching over to Blog Press as Dark Matters Chocolate Reviews.
It’s going to take me some time to learn this new site, and get things moved over, so hang in there!
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