Seattle Chocolates has a new line of five Chick Bars with snappy names and some wildly creative flavors. All have firm centers, unlike their truffles. At first, I found the firm centers a little confusing; after all, fillings are usually softer than couverture, but, after a few tastes, I came to love the texture since it made each bite last longer.
Strong Chick was a dark bar with acai berries, dried edamame, almonds, and cranberries. The standout ingredient here were the edamame (crunchy soy beans). I loved their assertive texture, slight saltiness, and the way the flavor stood up to the dark chocolate.
Nutty Chick was milk chocolate with toffee and almonds. It was sweet, crunchy, buttery, and nutty. If you’e in the mood for something sweeter, this is the bar for you.
Extreme Chick was dark with roasted cocoa nibs. The nibs are not crushed too finely, so they are great for those who like a strong nib presence.
Survivor Chick was a dark bar with a center of white chocolate, raspberries and a hint of lemon. The accent of lemon really enhanced the raspberry flavor, and the pink color was feminine and pretty. 100% of the profits from this confection go to fight breast cancer.
Power Chick is Espresso infused dark chocolate. I was delighted to see they use decaffeinated beans. The bar was full of mocha flavor and had a highly tempered snap.
All five bars are adorned with funky, stylized drawings of women with attitude to spare. While I know many adults who would be grateful to get a box of five of these bars, there are also some sophisticated teens who would adore the look, taste, and concept of these chocolates.