Top Chocolate Bars to Sweeten Up Your Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations
Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a way to sweeten up your celebrations, then you've come to the right place! Chocolate bars are a classic treat that never goes out of style, and they can be the perfect addition to your Saint Patrick's Day festivities. Whether you're looking for something to snack on while you watch the parade, or you want to surprise your loved ones with a sweet treat, we've got you covered with our top picks for the best chocolate bars to enjoy this Saint Patrick's Day. So sit back, relax, and get ready to indulge in some delicious chocolate goodness!
Dick Taylor Straight Bourbon Whiskey 70%
For the third release in their Barrel-Aged Chocolate line, they turned to friends from artisan craft distillery; Sonoma Brothers Distilling. Using heavy-char new American oak barrels from their three years aged 'Straight Bourbon Whiskey', they fill and age the highest quality certified heirloom cacao from Belize for six months. The dry-aging process allows the cocoa nibs to absorb the aroma and flavor of the barrel and the spirit. Once fully aged, they use these delicious nibs to handcraft a 70% dark chocolate bar by adding only cocoa butter and cane sugar. The finished chocolate bar is sweet with complex & pronounced oak and bourbon flavors.
Tasting Notes: Oak & Bourbon
Blanxart Nicaragua Eco-Organic 85%
This is a bar of organic dark chocolate made with 85% Criollo and Trinitario cocoa from Nicaragua. It is one of the smoothest 85% chocolate bars we have tried. Definitely a bar for those who are new to high percentage bars.
Tasting notes: Lemon, Orange, Flowers & Nuts
OmNom Sea Salted Almonds + Milk 45%
This chocolate bar by OmNom features gentle maltiness emboldened by floral aromatics balanced by lush red berries & combined with roasted and sea salted chunks of almonds.
Tasting notes: Floral, Fruity & Nutty
Ritual Bourbon Barrel Aged 75%
A blend of cacao nibs aged in bourbon whiskey barrels for several months is transformed into this dark chocolate with hints of honey and whiskey. From their home of Park City, Utah, Ritual uses Bourbon Whiskey Barrels from High West Distillery to age the cacao nibs used for this bar.
Tasting Notes: Bourbon Whiskey, Maple Undertones, Sweet Cocoa, Honey & Nougat
Marou Ben Tre 78%
Raaka Green Tea Crunch 66%
This bar is dedicated to the kid inside us all. They steep toasty genmaicha green tea into cacao butter, then mix it with single origin Dominican cacao and crispy puffed quinoa for a comforting adult treat with a nostalgic crunch. The ultimate comfort food, this bar does everything except tuck you in at night.
Tasting notes: Earthy and Citrus
Manoa Mai'a Banana & Nibs 70%
Tasting notes: Banana, Passion Fruit & Coconut
Goodio Fennel 49%
Tasting notes: Licorice & Floral
LetterPress Peru Tingo Maria 70%
Ucayali River Cacao sources from several areas in the Peruvian state of Ucayali. Having won numerous awards for their Private Reserve Ucayali bar, Letterpress wanted to explore some of the other fantastic cacao in the region which URC also ferments. Tingo María is a city on the Huallaga River in central Peru, set between Andean highlands and Amazonian jungle. It's the gateway to the biodiverse Tingo María National Park, known for Sleeping Beauty, a mountain shaped like a reclining woman.
Tasting notes: Caramel, Mocha & Berries
Cacaosuyo Chuncho Cuzco 70%
Grown deep in the jungle, Chuncho beans are some of the finest Peruvian cacao boasting an initial blast of fresh fruit and lingering herbal finish. This cacao gets its name from the jungle in which it grows deep within, Chunchada. Made with only cacao and sugar, the true taste of this rare cacao is apparent.
Tasting notes: Coarse Texture, Fresh Fruit, Herbal & Lightly Sweet
Valrhona Manjari 64%
Fresh and tangy, Valrhona Manjari 64% liberates acidulous notes of red and dried fruits. Heavenly acidulous red fruit and dried-fruit hints. Single Origin Madagascar.
Tasting notes: Red & Dried Fruits
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