Your dream chocolate bar is now a reality
I have a wicked sweet tooth. Oddly enough, my sweet tooth is really discerning when it comes to candy – not just any sweet will do. The only candy I’ll really eat is a really good chocolate bar. My preference usually leans towards dark chocolate (so I can say it’s healthier for me, practically a health food) and the creamier the better (if I feel any “grit”, I will spit it out like a dog spitting out a pill). Plus, sometimes I like to mix things up; maybe a dark chocolate with something extra, hazelnut filling, truffles or crisps.
However, I’ve noticed that it is nearly impossible to get a quality dark chocolate bar with anything exciting going on for it. Usually I see them plain, maybe with some caramel, possibly a hint of fruit or mint. Where does one find a chocolate bar that stands out from the boring pack? Chocomize!
The folks at Chocomize offer a unique opportunity to the consumer – designer chocolate! Have you ever eaten a candy bar and thought, “I could come up with something better!”? Now you can let your creativity flow…directly into a yummy bar of chocolate!
Take another look at the bar of chocolate at the top of the post – that’s Stef’s own creation – a milk chocolate bar with hazelnuts, caramel bits and potato chips – mmmm.
No matter what your flavor preferences, Chocomize has something for you. Whether you are customizing a chocolate bar for yourself, a gift for someone else, or looking for a unique party favor; you are bound to create something not only tasty, but also visually impressive. These are not your typical candy bars, people!
Designing your dream chocolate bar is easy. Just click on the Build Your Custom Bar link and get started. You get to choose between three different kinds of base bars, all high-quality Belgian chocolate: dark, milk or white.
From there, you can choose your five add-ins among a vast selection of nuts and seeds, fruit, herbs and spices, candy, decorations and the mysterious “other” ~ a category that includes things such as bacon and cocoa nibs (chopped cocoa beans).
If you can dream it, you can make it. And eat it. Preferably not in one sitting, though: chocolate like this should be savored.
I received a bar of my own design, entitled “Krista’s Indulgence”, a gorgeous dark chocolate bar containing ingredients such as sea salt, cinnamon, crushed peppermint candy, cocoa nibs, and real gold flakes. You read that correctly: My chocolate bar was adorned with 23 karat gold flakes! Fancy, right?
The taste was out of this world; you could really taste the creamy darkness of the chocolate, enhanced with the extra depth of the cocoa nibs and the warmth of the cinnamon, cut by the coolness of the peppermint and the salty tang of sea salt.
The 23 karat gold had no flavor, of course, but I did get to channel my best Austin Powers’ Goldmember impersonation and madly cackled “I LOVE GOOOOOOOOLD!!!!” any time I broke a square off.
Yeah, I may be a little deranged. But I make a mean bar of chocolate, so I’ve got that going for me.
Along with custom bars, Chocomize also offers a few of their own permanent, popular flavors and I was lucky enough to test out their Smores bar and their Cookie bar.
The Smores bar is composed of creamy milk chocolate with Teddy Grahams and mini marshmallows and the Cookie bar is chocolate-coated cookie dough and Oreo pieces in a bar of delicate white chocolate. All I can say is “Heaven in chocolate form.” If the thought of creating your own chocolate bar intimidates you, you cannot go wrong trying one of their classic favorites!
What I love even more than their delicious chocolate creations, Chocomize donates a portion of the proceeds from every bar to Doctors Without Borders, Team Fox (Parkinson’s research) and A Drink For Tomorrow (clean water & sanitation for impoverished areas).
Now when you eat a bar of chocolate in one sitting, swatting at your husband with your arm with the ferocity of a bear’s claw to get away because it’s yours, you can say that you’re helping people, too. You’re welcome, world.
If you could create the perfect chocolate bar, what would that be? Click here to start creating your customized Chocomize chocolate bar![ratings]
Krista currently lives in a semi-haunted house in New England with her hubby/best friend and obscenely big-eared dog. She thinks the world would be a better place if people smiled more and ate more dark chocolate. She is a firm believer that humor can be found in everything and that Tom Selleck’s moustache has healing properties…
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