Chocolate is one of those foods I deprived myself of for far too long. I'm re-learning just how much I love it though, and was absolutely delighted when I discovered Chocri who have recently started selling their custom made chocolate bars to us UK folks.
A little about the company, from their website:
"Chocri was founded in September 2008. In early 2010 our company launched in the US and as of September 2010 chocri chocolate is available in the UK. Our aim is to create great tasting premium chocolate customised to the wishes of our customers. You can choose a base chocolate (white, dark or milk chocolate), and then add your choice from over 100 toppings. Our range of toppings includes nuts, dried foods, but also exotics such as real gold flakes, small pretzels or chilli peppers. We hand-make the customised chocolate bars in a careful process according to the highest quality standards and ship them to you"
you can read more here
The wonderful folks at Chocri were kind enough to offer me three bars to try out and review...I jumped at the chance and here were the results.
This was the bar I designed for my Dad. It contained: Milk Chocolate with Peanuts, Caramel Chocolate Drops, Roasted Peanuts and Nougat. As you can see, the presentation is impeccable. My dad is a man where actions speak louder than words, and this bar was devoured in one sitting. He said the chocolate was wonderful, and the nuts fresh and crunchy. His only complaint was "needs more caramel".
Next was the bar my Mum chose, containing: Milk Chocolate with Mini Biscuits, Orange Chocolate Drops, Raisins, Toffee and Mini Heart Decoration. We loved the fact you could add decorations to the bar as well as flavours. It really was a work of art. This bar came with the perfect balance of all the toppings and the chocolate base was wonderfully smooth and rich, without being sickly or overly sweet.
And then there was my bar: Milk Chocolate with Organic Salt Pretzels, Cinnamon Cornflakes, Fig Bits and Peanut Butter Drops. One word. AMAZING. This really made me wonder why I deprived myself of the sweet stuff for so long. This was right up my alley and I enjoyed every bite.
Because Chocri is completely personal and you choose exactly what you want on your bar, it's hard to give a proper review and verdict, as it very much depends on personal taste. But I do recommend them wholeheartedly, for the fantastic customer service, the massive range of toppings and bases and for making me fall in love with chocolate all over again.
Prices vary as you pay per base and then for each topping, so it can become quite expensive but well worth it for an indulgent treat or special gift. At the moment they also have festive packaging which you can choose instead of the regular red box.
Oh, and you can name your bar whatever you want.
Have you tried Chocri before?
Are you planning to?
What would your dream chocolate bar be?
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