If I were keeping a list of the chocolates that I’ve never tried (or never even heard of until the past few months), the list would be quite extensive.   The variety of chocolates available worldwide is literally mind boggling.

My goal is to, slowly but surely, make a dent in the list of chocolates I haven’t tried…thereby lengthening the list of chocolates I have tried.

One of the latest brands that made it from one list to the other is NewTree Chocolate.   NewTree Lime Granola Chocolate is now on my list of favorites, my list to try again, and my list to spread the word about….’cause it’s DELICIOUS.

NewTree Lime Granola Chocolate

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On the hunt for a new mint chocolate?

Many of us have tried the ones widely available in the States, such as AndesYork Peppermint Patties, After Eights, and Lindt Intense Mint Dark.

There are also specialty mint chocolates I would love to try, including (but not limited) to Dark Chocolate French Mint Truffles (Philadelphia Candies) & Maine Mint Chocolate Truffles.

The latest mint chocolate my family has sampled is Equal Exchange Chocolate Mint Crunch.   (We bought ours on iherb.com, although it is also available on Amazon.)

Equal Exchange is an organic, Fair Trade chocolate:

Equal Exchange Chocolate Mint

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Very recently, there was a milestone birthday at my house (I turned the big nottelling-0 earlier this month), during which I celebrated by….not having any chocolate.

That is correct.   This chocolate lover did not have any chocolate whatsoever on her birthday.  This was for two reasons.

  1. I’d had more than my fair share of chocolate over the past month or two. (The chocolate you see on this site? I had a part in eating a lot of it.  And you haven’t seen all the outtakes, or the photos that haven’t been published yet!)
  2. A little bird told me that some of my gifts would be either partially or entirely composed of chocolate.

The little bird was correct.   My parents decided to deviate from conventional brands and flavors; one of their gifts was a stone-ground, hand-crafted, raw, vegan chocolate giftset by Rawmio, with intriguing flavors such as sprouted almonds and hemp!

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