REVIEW: Wild Ophelia Chocolate!

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February 22, 2014 by Zuri

With it being right after the Valentine’s holiday, of course, all the chocolate goes on huge discount.  While at Walgreen’s I came across some very interesting chocolate bars marked down 75% (cost me $1.00 each):

$1 each at walgreens!

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Yes.  You read them correctly.

Normally $4.00 each, I think I remember seeing these another time, and decided I didn’t want to spend four dollars on a questionable flavor of chocolate!  But for a dollar each?  I figured it’d be worth a try.  I’m offering this review because the people on Facebook wanted me to.  So here it is:

First, I tried the Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate.  It looked like a regular chocolate bar.  There were no huge chunks of jerky, it didn’t look like a piece of jerky dipped in chocolate.  Taking a bite, the first thing I noticed was a nice, smokey sensation and flavor.  There are tiny almost crystalline pieces of jerky in it, adding a small bit of texture.  All in all I found the taste not all that unpleasant.  A little surprising, but not unpleasant at all.

Now on to the second one: New Orleans Chili.

I’m not a fan of chili.  Or chili peppers. Or hot things.  I’m not sure how well this one is going to go.

First, it’s a dark chocolate instead of the milk chocolate like the previous bar.  At first smell, there’s nothing overpowering about it.  It’s kind of hard to describe.  There’s a tingle on the tongue that proves that there’s something in it of a spicy nature – kind of like eating Hot Tamales candy, similar sensation.  There’s nothing really inherently “chili flavored” about it.  You can tell there’s cinnamon in it.  There’s kind of a “veggie” aftertaste to it, I’m not sure if that’s from the ancho and chipotle chilis or if it’s from the dark chocolate.  Of the two bars, this one I like much less, but that might be just because of my dislike of chili peppers.  I couldn’t even finish the full piece.

In conclusion, I think I can safely say the Beef Jerky bar was actually pretty good, while the Chili one just wasn’t to my taste.  I’ll keep an eye out for more interesting food products to review here.  Ta!

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