If you have been reading this site for years, you already know about Seattle Chocolates. I recently had a chance to sample some of their new bars and want to share my gustatory adventure with you.
Frankly, it was hard to taste all ten as once I tried the Peanut Praline with Glazed Quinoa I just wanted to focus on that crunchy, dark bar for as long as it lasted.
The thing about all of them is they are incredibly satisfying and seem to give you more chocolate in their 2.5 ounce bars than many other choices out there. How does that work? The flavors are complex, but accessible. Take this Peanut Praline bar, for example. There is so much textural interest between the roasted peanuts and the crunchy quinoa, it’s easy to lose sight of the firm dark praline they call home. As there are only 12 grams of sugar in half a bar, it’s a pretty guilt-free treat to scarf down.
The Salted Almond Dark Truffle bar with sea salt has whole almonds generously sprinkled throughout. The salt is subtle, and, like its sibling, the low sugar content makes for an adult flavor profile.
Also weighing in with lower sugar content is the Coconut Macaroon. Here, the truffle center is a bit more noticeable as your taste buds hop between the chewy bits of coconut and the sumptuousness of a dark chocolate truffle infused with coconut oil. I know you have already read about the health benefits of coconut oil, so I will not belabor them. Suffice it to say, Seattle Chocolates uses non-hydrogenated coconut oil.
Just in time for Christmas is Kris Kringle Crackle, with its dark truffle center studded with popcorn.
Perfect Peanut Butter has a peanut butter truffle center scattered with bits of roasted peanut bits. Delicious.
The following bars are a bit sweeter for those of you who prefer chocolates to taste more dessert-like.
Birthday Cake Batter Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar with Confetti Cake Mix was far simpler to experience than to type. It’s a sweeter milk chocolate with a velvety white chocolate truffle center punctuated with tiny pieces of cake. Perfect for children or the child in you.
Their San Juan Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Truffle bar with Toffee, was chock-ful of sugary toffee pieces in a silky truffle center. Addictive.
Total Toffee was even more caramelly. This is also available in a pretty wrapper with “Thank You, You’re The Best, Awesome, Gratitude,” etc. written all over it.
Meltaway Mint is a peppermint infused milk chocolate. A wonderfully rich and creamy, yet perky combination.
Jean Thompson, the owner of Seattle Chocolates, has a vision of ending hunger in America. On November 1, 2014 through the end of the year, for every item purchased and every post of #chocolategives they will donate a serving of fresh food to someone in need. Donations will be made through four major locations on both coasts.