Get Ready for Spring with These Delicious Chocolate Bars
Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious chocolate bars? As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it's time to indulge in sweet treats that capture the season's essence. From fruity and floral flavors to lighter and fresher options, there's a chocolate bar for every taste and preference. This blog will look at some of the best chocolate bars to try this spring. Whether you're looking for a new favorite or a unique gift idea, we've got you covered.
Spring Chocolate Flavors
Spring is a season of renewal and growth, bringing fresh and vibrant flavors. Many chocolate makers have been inspired by the season to create chocolate bars with unique and exciting flavor combinations that capture the essence of spring.
One popular spring-inspired flavor is fruit, notably citrusy and tangy fruits like lemon, lime, and orange. Chocolate bars that use these flavors often have a refreshing and zesty taste, perfect for a sunny spring day.
Floral flavors are also popular in spring-inspired chocolate bars. Many chocolate makers use flowers like lavender, rose, and hibiscus to add a delicate and fragrant taste to their bars. These flavors can be delightful.
In addition to fruity and floral flavors, some chocolate makers use other ingredients that are reminiscent of spring, such as herbs and spices.
Best Spring Chocolate To Try
Amano Raspberry Rose 55%
Spring Flavor: Raspberry & Rose
Tasting notes: Fruity
Manoa Liliko'i Passion Fruit Dark Milk Chocolate 50%
This inclusion bar features vibrant artwork by local artist Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha, and delicate molding inspired by Polynesian tattoo patterns. Together with historical tidbits about each inclusion ingredient, the complete package of flavor, art, and culture creates three bars that do more than taste good: this is chocolate with a sense of place. When the seeds of passion fruit first came to Hawaii from Australia in 1880, they were planted in the East Maui district of Liliko'i and the name stuck. The juice, with its distinct tangy flavor, is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cuisine, used to make sauce, candy, ice cream, tea, or in cocktails and shaved ice.
Spring Flavor: Passion Fruit
Tasting notes: Tropical Fruit
Raaka Coconut Milk 60%
This is a vegan dark milk chocolate. It’s proof that we can, sometimes, have it all. It’s a silky, smooth utopian bar that catapults you into peak summer, with lush notes of berries and cream. Made with single-origin Ugandan cacao from Semuliki Forest and pure shredded coconut.
Spring Flavor: Coconut
Tasting notes: Berries & Cream
Goodio Fennel 49%
Tasting notes: Licorice & Floral
Dick Taylor Vanilla Raspberry 72%
Using their 2018 Good Food Award-winning 73% Northerner Blend (Madagascan & Brazilian cacao) dark chocolate they've dusted it with a mix of organic freeze-dried raspberries and organic vanilla coconut palm sugar to make a delightful berry bar for Valentine's Day.
Spring Flavor: Raspberry
Tasting notes: Fruity & Bright
Amedei Toscano Red Chocolate Bar 70%
Amedei's extra dark chocolate with pieces of dried strawberry, cherry, and raspberries throughout.
Spring Flavor: Strawberry, Cherry & Raspberry
Tasting notes: Fruity
Ritual Apres Chocolate, Champagne with Raspberries 70%
Whenever there is something to celebrate, Ritual loves to do it with a bottle of bubbly, chocolate, and berries. So they created a chocolate bar that contained them all. They soaked Madagascar cocoa nibs in sparkling white wine in a wine barrel, then grinding those nibs into chocolate and topped it off with dried raspberries.
Spring Flavor: Raspberries
Tasting Notes: Champagne & Raspberries
Cacao Sampaka Roses and Strawberries White Chocolate
Creamy white chocolate dances with crisp dried strawberries and rose petals. The rose aroma enhances the bright berries with a pleasant crunch and lingering sweetness. Reminiscent of childhood fruity cereals with dried strawberries soaked in milk. The addition of rose comes through as an aroma and plays a supporting role in crispy strawberries and sweet white chocolate.
Spring Flavor: Roses & Strawberries
Tasting notes: Strawberry & Floral
OmNom Lakkrís + Raspberry
Caramelized licorice chocolate sets the stage for tart raspberries and sea salt in this bright fuchsia bar, topped with additional dried raspberries.
Spring Flavor: Raspberry
Tasting notes: Herbal, Caramelized White Chocolate, Tart, Salty & Dried Berries
Fossa Lychee Rose Dark Milk Chocolate
Transport to a fragrant and flourishing Thai garden with this rose tea-infused Tanzania dark milk chocolate, topped with dehydrated lychee and crunchy cacao nibs. Lychee is native to Southeast Asia. This fruit has been a local favorite since ancient times and was once enjoyed as a delicacy in the Chinese imperial court. When fresh, the pulp is aromatic and musky, but is very sweet and floral when dried, as it is in this bar.
Spring Flavor: Lychee & Rose
Tasting notes: Juicy Lychee, Floral, Delicate & Fragrant
Ritual Juniper Lavender 70%
Conjuring up the aroma of mountain meadows, lavender and juniper are ﬁnely ground into Mid Mountain Blend chocolate, whose taste lingers with a floral punch. The Lavender for this bar is sourced from Lavender Hill Farms in Eden, Utah. Combined with dried juniper berries, this bar is fit for flower fanatics.
Spring Flavor: Lavender
Tasting Notes: Floral, Aromatic, Lavender, Juniper, Pine & Citrus
Beyond Good Orange Zest 73%
Chocolate and citrus have been working well together for over a century, but their rich Uganda base chocolate paired with sweet bites of orange zest may be their best collaboration yet.
Spring Flavor: Orange Citrus
Tasting Notes: Bright, fresh bites of sweet citrus with a long bittersweet cocoa finish.
LetterPress Mint Trinidad 70%
Using their Ghana Ashanti 70% dark chocolate, they've added steam-distilled mint oil for a fresh mint taste that they feel is one of the best mint chocolate bars you can experience.
Spring Flavor: Mint
Tasting notes: Sweet & Cool
Marou Ba Ria Ginger Lime 69%
Tasting notes: Ginger & Citrus
Fruition Coquito Coconut White Chocolate
Inspired by the Puerto Rican coconut cream cocktail Coquito, this bar is warm and cozy to make you feel at home for the holidays. Spiced white chocolate featuring candied cocoa nibs for fun contrast and texture.
Spring Flavor: Coconut
Tasting Note: Coconut & Rum
Rose & Pistachio 'Falooda' White Chocolate
A smooth white chocolate base sprinkled with chia seeds, bright green pistachios, and crunchy rose candy. A unique bar from the Monsoon collection transforming a once royal dessert into a chocolate bar, the Falooda was spread by the Mughal Empire in the Indian subcontinent as a dessert made only for royals however later became a traditional Indian dessert.
Spring Flavor: Rose
Tasting notes: Nutty & Floral
Be sure to explore our Spring Chocolate Collection for a wider range of chocolate flavors that are perfect for the season.
To get started with craft chocolate, start with our Kekao Box. We search the world for the finest chocolate bars and bring them right to your doorstep monthly. From rich dark Peruvian chocolate bars to new start-up chocolate bars on the come-up, you never know what you'll get inside the box! Each month we will curate 4 to 5 premium specialty crafted chocolate bars.
If you want to just try a couple of bars, check out our online chocolate store.
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