Crazy And Unusual Chocolate Bars We’d Totally Binge On This #WorldChocolateDay
When is the best time to eat chocolate? Well, everyday! But today is extra special because it’s World Chocolate Day.
Chocolate has been around for centuries, the oldest evidence of it being prepared and consumed dating back to 1900 BC by the Olmecs of Mexico. And chocolate has evolved so much in the years, now available in all kinds of shapes and sizes and in all types of cuisines and desserts.
But we’re purists here. And for us, the best kind of chocolate is the chocolate bar. So many wrappers and boxes have been tossed aside our bedroom drawer from nights of bingeing on chocolates, sometimes as reward after a tiring day or most of the time just because the sweet craving hits.
We’ll always go back to those good ol’ chocolate bars that line up the supermarket aisles. You’ll never go wrong with the classics. But today, to celebrate World Chocolate Day, we’re going a little extra and have made up a list of unusual chocolate bars around the world that we’re dying to try out.
Avocado Toast Chocolate Bar
Do you love avocado toast and do you love chocolate bars? Then why not put the two of them together? Compartés, an international gourmet chocolatier just introduced their newest chocolate offering: the Avocado Toast Chocolate Bar. It’s basically that: premium California avocados and crunchy caramelized toast dipped and crumbled in divine white chocolate.
Is it crazy? Yes! But it works. The creaminess of the avocado complements the white chocolate, the toast gives the crunch, and the sea salt gives an extra layer of flavor. Is it good? Well, the bars are flying off their shelves, so it really must be!
Donuts & Coffee Milk Chocolate Bar
From the crazy but ingenious makers of the Avocado Toast Chocolate Bar is this California favorite: the Donuts & Coffee Milk Chocolate Bar. The bar is made of broken up donuts from all around California, infused with coffee grounds from LA coffee shops, and then blended together with rich and divine milk chocolate. Compartés says it’s one of their best-selling milk chocolates and people are lining up for these handmade bars from their kitchens.
Chuao Chocolatier Popcorn Pop Bar
Is it candy? Is it a late-night movie treat? Or is it a chocolate bar? This confused chocolate bar does not confuse us all—rather, we’re excited about it! An original creation from Chuao Chocolatier, the first Venezuelan chocolatier based in the US, the Popcorn Pop Bar is a harmony of all your favorite treats: puffed whole grains, toasted corn chips, and popping candy swimming in creamy milk chocolate. And yes, you can even hear that popping sound the candy makes when you eat these bad boys.
Montezuma’s Milk Chocolate with Chai Latte
Image from montezumas.co.uk
This year, Montezuma’s Chocolates’ famous Absolute Black chocolate bar is turning 18, so they launched a range of Festival flavors in celebration. One of the new bars that this British chocolatier introduced that piqued our interest is the Milk Chocolate with Chai Latte, which is something chai latte lovers would surely love.
The bar is infused with a secret mix of spices—to protect their product, of course—which gives the chocolate a spice-intense aroma, like sipping warm chai latte on a rainy day, with every bite. It’s also certified organic for all those looking for that option.
Zotter Peanut Nougat, Potato Vodka, and Strawberry Milk Chocolate
Hailing from Austria, Zotter is a bean-to-bar chocolate producer that focuses on variety, innovation, sustainability, and 100% organic and fair trade quality in all their chocolates. From this interesting chocolatier comes the mother of all potato chip chocolates and liquor chocolates: the Peanut Nougat, Potato Vodka, and Strawberry Milk Chocolate.
The bar is made with homemade peanut brittle nougat, a layer of apricot chocolate and sweet potatoes, infused with delicious potato vodka, and then a thin strawberry chocolate layer covers the whole milk chocolate. It’s earthy, fruity, creamy, and with hint of spike. It’s a feast for the senses!
Giddy Yoyo Spirulina 76% Dark Chocolate Bar
Image from giddyyoyo.com
Surely you’ve been hearing about this superfood called Spirulina, which we now see infused in many vegetable and fruit shakes. It helps to detox the body, protects against allergic reactions, promotes anti-aging, prevents cancer, and so much more. So if it’s so good, the guys at Giddy Yoyo thought, “Why not put it inside a chocolate bar?” So they did.
Giddy Yoyo specializes in organic and fair trade products and their Spirulina 76% Dark Chocolate Bar is made with only the finest GY Incan spirulina that gives the dark chocolate an earthy and floral undertone.
Theo & Philo Milk Chocolate Turon
Image from theoandphilo.com
We have been all over the world, so why not go back and check our own backyard for some amazing finds? Check out this Milk Chocolate Turon from Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates, a masterpiece that combines sweet banana bits, caramel, and sesame seeds with creamy and award-winning milk chocolate. It’s our favorite turon—but reincarnated!
Their award-winning, single-origin chocolate that’s produced with high-quality cacao beans from Mindanao and sugar from Bacolod really makes us proud to be Filipino.
Featured image from compartes.com