70%. 60%. 51%.

No, I’m not watching the battery on my phone being drained at an alarming rate of speed.

Instead, those are just a few of the many cocoa percentages of the dark chocolate bars that have found their way to my house recently.  (I’d name names, but the safety of future posts would be put at risk.  There are chocolates counting on me for their own special moment in the spotlight.)

Dark chocolate is delicious.  It is also touted as being healthy (in small amounts).  The varieties available are practically endless, due to both the varying flavor of the cacao beans being used and the creative use of inclusions.  (Chocolate with lavender, anyone?)  We’ve sampled several new dark chocolates, but, in the midst of it all, it was a welcome change to try something lighter: The Tea Room Black Masala Chai Chocolate



Awhile back, I stumbled onto a site called Chocri.  Simply put, they make customized chocolate bars from Belgian chocolate.

More elaborately, there should be a fanfare and shower of confetti when someone discovers Chocri or a similar company for the first time.  (Yes, I am known for being a little dramatic.)  I lost all track of time, totally in awe of my new discovery.   Never heard of Chocri?  First, on their website, choose the type of chocolate you prefer (dark, milk, white, or milk-and-white).  Then comes the “hard” part: selecting up to five flavors (from an amazing selection of fruits, nuts, spices, candies, & other toppings) to customize your chocolate bar.

Chocri Customized Chocolate Bar













Customized Chocolate Bars – Flavor Combination Examples: