Monthly Archives: September 2007

Phinney 3400 Coffee — Theo Chocolate

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I have a great love for Theo Chocolate and have tried all of their bars — except the Phinney 3400 Coffee bar.  I don’t know how I avoided this one for so long since I love Theo Chocolate and I love coffee.

This is a dark bar (65% cacao) and include fair trade coffee beans.  The beans are very finely ground, so you don’t get any rough, sharp bits (that always makes me crazy) — but you do get a bit of texture, which I found appealing.

The chocolate is dark, rich, dry and intense — just perfect with the coffee.  The bar is well balanced too.  I don’t feel like the coffee overpowers the chocolate or vice versa. 

This bar is definitely not a disappointment — just what I would expect from Theo.  I’m very much looking forward to the cool weather so I can order some of Theo’s confections — the 12 piece collection, the nib brittle and the sipping chocolate all sound excellent — heck all their stuff sounds excellent!

Oh Nuts!

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From time to time, companies send me chocolates to try out.  About a week ago I received a package from Oh Nuts! to try out.

As you can see, the candies are very pretty — shiny and colorful.  They arrived in perfect condition — the candies were packaged in resealable thick plastic bags.  None of the candies were damaged in any way.

I was sent Pecan Clusters, Rum Cordials, Apricot Brandy Cordials, Coffee Cordials and Blue and White Chocolate covered Almonds.  By far, my favorite are the pecan clusters.  The nuts are fresh & crunchy and the carmel is nice and chewy.  I can’t stop eating these!

My daughter likes the cordials and almonds — probably because they are quite sweet.  And the cordials have a nice crunch too.  These would be lovely in wedding favors or set out in a bowl on your desk since they have a nice coating and aren’t messy.  They have quite a large selection and lots of uncoated nuts as well.  Everything they sell is kosher too.  You can purchase their products through their website:  www.ohnuts.com