Advent 2012–Day 21

Advent 2012--Day 21

If you like curry, you will looove this chocolate.

Advent 2012--Day 21

For me, I’m not the biggest curry fan, but the milk chocolate and coconut go really well with the earthiness of the curry.

Advent 2012--Day 21

Plus, how pretty is this bar? You can’t really beat opening some chocolate to see a nice little phrase like this.

Advent 2012--Day 21

And now, with this post, I’m all caught up! Phew! AND it’s 3 days till Christmas! WHAT!? Excitement abounds! I’ll be in Pittsburgh on Sunday–can’t wait!

Advent 2012--Day 21

» Naga Chocolate Bar | sweet Indian curry + coconut + 45% deep milk chocolate
» Check out Day 21 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

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Advent 2012–Day 20

Advent 2012--Day 20

Another honest opinion: Love Vosges. Don’t love these as much as other chocolates I’ve tried this month.

Advent 2012--Day 20

I didn’t really taste a lot of salt here–I guess the point is to let the caramel shine through? I definitely got that, but the salt, not so much! Ah well.

Advent 2012--Day 20

Advent 2012--Day 20

Advent 2012--Day 20

» Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt Caramel Petits Chocolats | pink Himalayan salt + burnt sugar caramel + 70% cacao dark chocolate
» Check out Day 20 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 19

Advent 2012--Day 19

Strange name, great chocolate!

Advent 2012--Day 19

I don’t really know what hemp seeds are–but they add a nice crunch, and I love the coconut in here too. And of course: milk chocolate. Yum.

Advent 2012--Day 19

Also, writing these posts all in a row is really doing a number on my vocabulary (I’ve also been writing grad school essays all day long), so forgive these short, kinda lame posts…

Advent 2012--Day 19

Advent 2012--Day 19

» Mini Woolloomooloo Chocolate Bar | roasted & salted macadamia nuts + Indonesian coconut + hemp seeds + 45% deep milk chocolate
» Check out Day 19 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 17

Advent 2012--Day 17

Mm! Bacon!

Advent 2012--Day 17

The vegetarian in me is sighing in distaste, but my inner carnivore is very pleased.

Advent 2012--Day 17

Vosges really does do incredible toffee. It’s buttery and sweet and lightly caramelly.

Advent 2012--Day 17

And it’s definitely great with their signature bacon in there too. Savory and sweet. Yum.

Advent 2012--Day 17

» Bacon Caramel Toffee | buttery toffee + hickory smoked uncured bacon + Alderwood smoked salt + 42% cacao milk chocolate
» Check out Day 17 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 16

Advent 2012--Day 16

Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner.

Advent 2012--Day 16

This is up there with the peanut butter bonbons for sure.

Advent 2012--Day 16

I liked this toffee in its whole form, but it is stellar in a chocolate bar. I’m not a fan of super crunchy treats so having bits of toffee throughout adds the perfect amount of texture for me. I would definitely buy this again!

Advent 2012--Day 16

Advent 2012--Day 16

» Bapchi’s Toffee Chocolate Bar | sweet butter toffee + walnuts + pecans + 45% deep milk chocolate
» Check out Day 16 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 15

Advent 2012--Day 15

Day 15! Usually I love everything to do with blood oranges, but I and my chocolate-loving friend with whom I shared these weren’t super in love with this one.

Advent 2012--Day 15

It certainly wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything special either. This might be because I’m not the biggest caramel or liqueur fan, but, well, we weren’t dazzled.

Advent 2012--Day 15

The overall view of the advent calendar is shaping up beautifully, though. Check it out below! What a design:

Advent 2012--Day 15

» Blood Orange Petits Chocolats | hibiscus flowers + blood orange caramel + Campari + 70% cacao dark chocolate
» Check out Day 15 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series