Friday, January 20, 2012

Raise the BAR This Valentine's Day: Distinctive Chocolate Bars Mixing Up the Traditional

No matter what’s on your gift guide this year, chocolates are a staple for this red- rose –giving- flowery holiday. Raise the BAR this Valentine’s Day with some of the best of the best chocolate bars at Whole Foods Market. Forget about the staple rectangle or heart shaped box of mediocre chocolates.

Catering to all unique palates, Whole Foods Market offers a variety of tasty -affordable chocolates bars and specialty chocolates for the ultimate confectionary gift. Below are chocolate BAR raisers that give the traditional dark, milk and white chocolate a jaunting and mouth-watering appeal to be desired this this Valentine’s Day:

Adventure Seekers:

· Chuao |Firecracker –A dark chocolate chipotle and salt bar mixed with popping candy will bring back that inner 80s child! Pop your way into his or her heart… but remember to not drink a coke!
· Anti-dote | Ginger + Gooseberry –a powerful fusion of sweet citrus flavor from gooseberry pieces and a hint of spice. Dr. Seuss’s sweet and eco-friendly Lorax would love this bar.


· Chuao |Potato Chips in Chocolate – the textbook classic: sweet and salt combination with Kettle Cooked Potato Chips in a creamy milk chocolate coat. This favorite may not make it into your sweeties’ hand on Valentine’s Day!
· Divine | White Chocolate with Strawberries – this fair-trade, vegetarian approved bar is made from the creamiest cocoa butter and crunchy pieces of real strawberry crisp! Simple and sweet - who needs chocolate covered strawberries?

Brooklyn Chocolatiers:

· Mast Brothers Chocolate |Papua New Guinea – this Brooklyn based chocolate combines the flavor of hickory smoked bacon and aged scotch into a rich dark coco. Definitely a fit for those with an eccentric taste-bud.
· Fine & Raw | Mesquite – a sassy, slightly textured chocolate bar born in Brooklyn with a raw zest of harmonize caramels from lucuma fruits, mellow sweetness of yacon roots and an earthy note of mesquite. This bar is no joke and for the serious raw chocolate lovers!

The Romantics:

· FIKA Choklad | Dark Chili –Sensory and stimulating taste with a full-bodied dark chocolate completed with imbedded flakes of chili. Think tall, dark and spicy!
· Mast Brothers Chocolate |La Red de Guaconejo – the ideal bar for the sophisticated palate - note the bold hint of sweet pipe tobacco, cherries and cabernet sauvignon. Romantic music and crooners not included..

All these and more are available at your nearest Whole Foods Market.

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