Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mmmmmm, chocolate

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To continue in the birthday theme, my cube-mate (as in, sitting in the next cube from me, not sharing the same one--it's not THAT dire at work yet!) was kind enough to bring me these two interesting looking chocolate bars. The one on the left is from Seeds of Change; it's a dark chocolate bar with cashews, coconut, and mango in it. The other bar is another dark chocolate bar (71%! My coworker knows what I like :)) by Malagasy, which seems to be a British company. I haven't had a chance to try this one yet, but I'm sure it'll be amazing.

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I broke open the Seeds of Change bar first, because I was intrigued by the idea of chocolate and mango. It's a good, strong chocolate with nice texture from the coconut and nuts. The mango is not a very strong flavor, but I think it's probably better that way; there was also some other fruity flavor in the background that I was having trouble identifying, but reading the ingredient label (I am smart, huh?) revealed that it was passionfruit. Delicious! Thanks, S.! Can't wait to try the other one too.

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And one more birthday related thing--my coworker sent me these gorgeous roses! They still smell amazing.

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Finally, in non-birthday-related news, my Christmas cactus clipping started blooming despite its home in a paper cup full of water. So, I transplanted it into a proper pot today. There are a total of three (yes, three!) flowerbuds. Pretty! Well, that's that--I'm off to DC tomorrow for the holiday weekend. Yay!

2 comments:

Costuminatrix said...

That Seeds of Change bar sounds really delicious - I'd love to try one sometime. Did you find the add-ins (coconut, nuts) to be more subtle? I like Vosges, but I am a fan of BIG CHUNKS of nut and crunch and fillings in my chocolate, and I find them a bit lacking in that department. Though I do enjoy the Black Pearl wasabi bar.

tofugirl said...

Yeah, these chunks were definitely not very chunky--I mean, the coconut added texture, and I could taste the nuts but not feel them, if you know what I mean. Still delicious, though!

I think this year I am definitely going to have to go to the Chocolate Show :D