H.S. Chocolate Co. recently sent me a couple of their artisan candy bars to sample, and I'm glad they did! Since starting the Chocolate Blog and sampling all these gourmet chocolates, I find that your run of the mill candy bar just doesn't cut it anymore. I've been craving a fancy candy bar that recalls my favorites from my youth, but kicks up the quality a couple notches. That is exactly what these bars do.
Peanut Butter Trance — Caramel, Peanut Butter Nougat and Dark Chocolate — This bar was amazing! The peanut butter nougat was fresh and nutty with a solid, almost flaky, consistency. The caramel was chewy and satisfying and it's sweetness was tempered by the rich dark chocolate covering. There was also a nice salty note that really elevated the whole thing. As soon as I finished this bar, I wanted another.
Troop 652 — Sea Salt Caramel, Marshmallowy Coconut Nougat and Dark Chocolate — Another winner. Here again the ingredients tasted fresh and decadent. The coconut layer had a chewy, marshmallow feel and the caramel had a great salt hit. A wonderful candy bar for the coconut lover.
H.S. Chocolate Co. also has some interesting looking Chocomels, which I have not yet had the opportunity to sample. The Maple Bacon is especially intriguing and judging from the caramel in the two bars I sampled, I'm sure they would be tasty. You can see more at their website.