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Wolfgang Chocolate Fruit Candies

I have to be honest.  I’m not usually the biggest fan of cordial-like chocolates.  Bad memories from low-quality chocolate samplers from my youth, perhaps?

Still, I could pass up the chance to try some fruit-centered dark chocolates from Wolfgang, thanks to Angela and her offer of samples.  100% All-natural fruit and fruit juice?  Preservative and trans-fat free?  Ok!

I let them sit on the counter for a few days until one evening, while watching Mad Men, I decided to give one a try.  I selected the blueberry flavor.  WOAH- delicious!  I reached for another:  raspberry.  Incredible!  Alright, better try the final flavor, cranberry, to compare while the others are still fresh on the taste buds.  Amazing!  The fillings are sweet without being cloying, and there are noticeable pieces of real fruit.

Two other cool things about these Wolfgang fruit chocolates:  they’re pretty healthy (especially the blueberry which is just 80 calories for two) and they’re not expensive ($5.89 for baskets of about 5 ounces).

Buy them online or at many Whole Foods, and discover a kind of chocolate you may have never known could be so tasty!

Quaker True Delights Raspberry Dark Chocolate Granola Bar

Quaker‘s new True Delights Raspberry Dark Chocolate Granola Bar is one of the better things I’ve tasted lately.

The actual bar looks amazingly similar to this picture: huge chunks of dried raspberries and dark chocolate.  The raspberries are a bit tart and match perfectly with the raspberries and oats.  Yum.

It’s a bit more processed than most foods I eat.  Let’s check out the ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, CORN SYRUP, SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHUNKS (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, COCOA BUTTER, DEXTROSE, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, VANILLA), CRISP RICE (RICE FLOUR, SUGAR, MALT EXTRACT, SALT), ALMONDS, BROWN SUGAR, OLIGOFRUCTOSE, HONEY, DRIED SWEETENED RASPBERRIES (DRIED RED RASPBERRIES, SUGAR), INVERT SUGAR, SUNFLOWER OIL, GLYCERIN, COCONUT OIL. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF FREEZE DRIED RASPBERRIES, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, FRUCTOSE, SORBITOL, WATER, SEA SALT, SOY LECITHIN, CINNAMON, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, VANILLA EXTRACT, CARAMEL COLOR, NATURAL MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (ANTIOXIDANT), MALTODEXTRIN, WHEY, SODIUM CASEINATE.

Yeah, so maybe not a health food.  But definitely worth trying with the free sample and/or $1 off coupon.

Jo’s Candies: Toffee Nuggets and Peppermint Crunch

I like homemade treats, but candy can be difficult to make. Plus Jo’s Candies certainly is better with a candy thermometer than I (or even Dan of Candy Addict).

A box of Toffee Nuggets comes with 3 milk chocolate and 3 dark chocolate toffees, covered in almonds. One box for $12.75, two boxes for $20.

Peppermint Crunch involves white chocolate that is mixed with peppermint oil and covered dark chocolate. One 9-ounce tin goes for $17.00.

They don’t skimp on the chocolate and they’re perfect with a cup of hot cocoa or a tall glass of cold milk.

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