In my continuing efforts to find a good chocolate mint bar, I picked up a "365 Organic Dark Chocolate with Mint Crisps" bar last time I was at Whole Foods. I’m not ending my search with this bar, but I do like it quite a bit.
First a little about the chocolate — it’s certified organic, which is nice and all of the beans are purchased from a "co-op of small farmers called the YACAO Project" according to the label. So it’s "feel good" chocolate. Not only that — the chocolate is manufactured for Whole Foods by a Swiss chocolatier with "145 years of experience".
Now for the taste. While this is called a dark chocolate bar, it’s very sweet and organic raw cane sugar is the first ingredient. I’m guessing that the "mint crisps" are little crushed sugary things for the most part. These give a nice crunchy, grainy feel to the bar overall — although the graininess of the mint crisps make it difficult to really evaluate the quality of the chocolate. It does seem to have a creamy feel though and it’s flavor works well with the mint. The mint is floral and leaves a nice fresh taste in your mouth.
I really liked this bar and would definitely buy it again.