To tell you the truth, when I saw that one of the new organic Vosges bars contained mushrooms, I wasn’t sure what to think. I like mushrooms and I love chocolate, but together? Time to give it a try. . .
The Vosges Organic Enchanted Mushroom bar is 66% cacao with Reishi mushrooms and walnuts. Upon opening the wrapper, the aroma is earthy and a touch fruity. The bar is nicely tempered, shiny and dark.
I bit off a piece and placed it on my tongue and the fruit flavor burst through. The bar is slightly grainy as there are not large chunks of either the mushroom or walnuts, but rather mushroom powder and finely chopped nuts.
The back of the box explains that the Reishi mushroom is valued in traditional Chinese medicine as it promotes longevity. In addition, they are believed to have “analgesic, anti-inflammatory antioxidant and anti-viral properties.”
This bar has a winey finish and a lingering earthiness. I thoroughly enjoyed it and no longer have a fear of the chocolate-mushroom combo, and if it comes with added health benefits — all the better!
(Sorry, still no photos. Moving to a new computer has me flummoxed a bit!)