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Monday
Oct312011

caramel vs. toffee

Dark chocolate is one of those things I've come to appreciate in my older age. It's rich, sweet but not too sweet, and good for you, too. There are many fancy chocolate makers, but good ol' Trader Joe's is my go-to supplier for my dark chocolate fix. My latest obsession? These two new chocolate bars spotted at the checkout stand, one with caramel and black sea salt and another with toffee and nuts. I can't decide which one I like better. At $1.99 a pop, though, maybe I don't have to.

Reader Comments (8)

yummmm... pretty packaging too!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlorra

Oh my gosh, it doesn't really look like chocolate to me because of it packaging. But the more I read it, the more I can't resist it! You've got to go for the dark chocolate with toffee. Oh the walnuts and pecans. Just imagining it makes me envious!

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHalley | Poster Printing

found you through christine mason miller! my friend gave me some of the sea salt chocolate bars while I was visiting in santa barbara. they are to die for! I am hoarding the last one in the fridge! no trader joe's in canada to stock up! looking forward to seeing your contribution in print! congrats! ciao!

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNadia

Yessss omg addicted currently to Lindt's Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. Can't enjoy it enough when I get a big chunk of salt mid bite. Who knew????

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

Mmmm, I guess I'm heading to Trader Joe's tomorrow. Did you ever try brown butter, sea salt rice krispy treats? Same salty sweet combo...you can dip them in chocolate too! Yum:)

November 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Nuskey Dodson

ohh! good chocolate, good price & GOOD DESIGN.
trader joes never fails!

November 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrachel!

The Dark Chocolate, Caramel and Sea Salt is standard in my freezer! So so good!

November 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

yes yes YES! That caramel with black sea salt bar is siiiimply the best. So sticky gooey gotta-eat-it-all good. I've started stocking up on every TJ's visit cause I'm afraid they'll disappear :)

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

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