Lake Champlain Organic Bars

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Lake Champlain has a line of four organic bars that they sent me to taste — Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Sea Salt and Almonds and Dark Spicy Aztec.  The bars are 1.25oz. each — a really nice size and break into 6 little rectangles.  All bars were nicely tempered and broke with a lovely snap.

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I have to say that I really enjoyed these bars!  All were rich and creamy, melting wonderfully on the tongue.  Here’s a bit of what I thought about each one:

Milk Chocolate — At 34% cacao, this was a very sweet bar — creamy and smooth.  There was a lovely caramelized flavor to the chocolate that won me over.  I tasted a hint of salt and a rich baked chocolate flavor like a decadent brownie.

Milk Chocolate with Sea Salt and Almonds — My absolute favorite of the bunch!  I love chocolate and salt and this was a perfect combination of the two — the caramel flavor in the chocolate and the salt played perfectly with one another and the almonds added a bit of texture and a fresh crunch.  I could eat one of these bars every day!

Dark Chocolate — Much like the milk chocolate, but with a deeper flavor.  Another winner.

Dark Spicy Aztec — With 55% cacao, this still had enough sugar to help offset the heat from the cayenne pepper.  There was a bit more graininess here, most likely from the addition of the spices, but it was still quite smooth and rich.  I’m not a fan of cayenne in my chocolate, but I liked the cinnamon and really enjoyed the crunchy little pumpkin seeds that were added.  If you like spice in your chocolate, this is the bar for you!

As I said, I really enjoyed these bars and if I’m in the mood for milk chocolate, this is they company I would look to in the future.  You can find out more and order chocolate through their website.