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Sep 9, 2008 05:09 PM

Favorite Chocolate Bar

With literally hundreds of chocolate bars to choose from, it's difficult to come up with a favorite, right? I've tried most and if I'm asked to choose my favorite it would be "Toblerone".without any hesitation.

Pure Swiss milk chocolate , nougat, almond chips, and most uniquely, honey, that gives it an extra sweetness and chewiness that allows the chocolate taste to linger on and on and sticks to your teeth so that you can enjoy discovering tiny bits and pieces hiding in nooks and crevices for hours after.

I'm sure many will suggest others, but for my money it's Toblerone by a country mile

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  1. Sounds really really yummy. Not sure I can afford the dental bills though. Maybe I'll try one the day before a scheduled teeth cleaning.

    1. I wish I could say my favorite bar was some kind of fancy, venetian chocolate with hazelnuts and cane sugar. But the truth is...Snickers. That's just how I roll. Now I have to make a quick run to the store. Thanks. :(

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      1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

        I keep an emergency supply of Snicker's in my desk at work. I grew up on the supermarket chocolates - so when I crave it tends to be supermarket types like Snickers, Hershey's w/ Almonds, Mounds and Almond Joy, and Take 5 bars.

      2. I love Ritter Sport's dark chocolate with whole hazelnut bars. If I had to choose a favorite, I think that would be the one.

        Second place would go to Green and Black's Maya Gold - dark chocolate with orange and spice flavors.

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        1. re: Bonnie Celt

          Yes, Ritter Sport's dark chocolate with hazelnuts ROCKS! I also like Trade Joe's 72% dark in the big bar...for good quality and good value. If money were no object, I'd get the Valhrona dark with the bright red V. Probably about 70%. Has sort of a liquory flavor, and very smooth.

          1. re: scuzzo

            I love the Trader Joe's big dark chocolate bar too! But since I live in a state w/o one I have to buy it by the case whenever I get a chance.

            My other favorite would have to be Baratti from Turin - 70% dark, they have little individual squares - 4/banana and I'm in heaven!

          2. re: Bonnie Celt

            My weakness is Ritter Sport chocolate with marzipan. WEAKNESS, I tell you! I have to buy one on site, if I find it in a new place.

            I ate a Mr. Goodbar the other day (thank you miniature size!) and was surprised how enjoyable it really was. I'm sure it's good to me, as chilhood memories of Hershey bars are good in my book. I'm not saying it's the- tastiest- chocolate by far..It's just the one most loaded with memories for me.

            See's Candy still does a delicious chocolate, allways very satisfying. Ethel M's I do believe is owned by the Mars Corporation, but the last time I had some here in Vegas, I was happy to have some, and thought it was good.

            I'm normally happy to be eating any chocolate, and there's not many I really HATE. I know I was seriously unimpressed with Voges products, even if the shop looks great, and I like the packaging given.

            1. re: Honeychan


              I've never seen the Ritter Sport with marzipan, but now I really want to try one. I'm going to be disappointed if I can't find them.

              Are they dark or milk chocolate, or do they come with both?

              1. re: Bonnie Celt

                I've seen it only with dark chocolate, the wrapper on the bar is bright red. Really stands out on the display! I agree, it's not found all the time with other Ritter Sport bars, much to my dismay. (but my waistline's relief!)

                It's really really delicious, especially if you love marzipan like I do! Wonder if it can be bought online? I'll do some snooping, get back on this ASAP.

                1. re: Honeychan

                  Wonderful, thanks Honeychan! Dark chocolate is ideal for me, if I have the choice I will take it over milk chocolate eight days a week. Now to get my hands on it ...

                  1. re: Honeychan

                    Bonnie, if you have a World Market in your area, try there. I bought a Ritter Dark with Marzipan there awhile back. I never see them in my regular grocery store, even where they carry the other Ritters.

                    1. re: Honeychan

                      CVS, of all places, just started carrying them.

                      1. re: theferlyone

                        Walgreens carries them as well. Sometimes they put them on sale and I stock up.

                      2. re: Honeychan

                        Me too, on the Ritter bar with Marzipan! Also, a fellow employee keeps bringing in Hershey's miniature assortments, and I kind of like the sweet chocolate with rice krisps.

                        1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                          Their crisp rice bar is called Krackel. It used to be available in a larger size but these days only as a miniature which is really a shame imho :)

                          1. re: maplesugar

                            This is a different one, in addition to the Krackel which does show up in the mixture. It's a Krackel but with sweet, somewhat dark chocolate, instead of the milk chocolate that the Krackel is made of. I like the sweet chocolate flavor, but after I've eaten all of those in the bag, I move on the Krackel, which is almost as good.

                            1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                              Curious. Perhaps you get a different assortment in your packages than we do up here? Ours have Goodbars, Krackel, the plain milk chocolate and the dark:
                     Krackel is the only one in Hershey's line with crisp rice in it afaik

                      3. re: Bonnie Celt

                        EXACTLY! Those two are my favorites. I'm not a huge chocolate addict but those two are the ones I want when a craving hits!

                      4. Toblerone dark, in close competition with Mounds. If Almond Joy came in dark chocolate, it might edge ahead of Mounds.

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                        1. re: babette feasts

                          Yes! Why don't they make Almond Joy in Dark? They seem to be doing it with every other kind of drug store bar out there!

                          1. re: chocchipcookie

                            Me too me too. I love Mounds but really adore Almond Joy. Just imagine the goodness of a dark chocolate Almond Joy!

                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            Are we making a distinction between a candy-bar and a chocolate bar? I believe that a butterfinger doesn't actually contain any chocolate.

                            1. re: mateo21

                              And you would be wrong. The quasi-peanut brittle centre is covered in chocolate.

                              1. re: FrankD

                                Actually, it's covered in "compound chocolate"'. Sources disagree on whether this cocoa-butter-free stuff should be called chocolate at all (as opposed to "chocolatey coating" or somesuch). I'm guessing this is what Mateo was getting at.

                                A quick look at a few websites, including at least two from suppliers of "compound chocolate", seems to indicate that, in the industry, the antonym of "compound chocolate" is "real chocolate".

                                That kinda says it all.