In case it wasn’t obvious based on my reviews of the Hotel Chocolate Gingerbread Puddles and the Divine Milk Chocolate with Spiced Cookies, I love the combination of gingerbread-flavors and chocolate. Sweet and spicy, smooth and possibly crunchy – all good things coming together. So when Vosges released their list of limited-edition holiday bars, I was very excited to see the Gingerbread Toffee Bar among the offerings.
Now imagine just how happy I was when I saw that my local Whole Foods had these in stock.
And on sale.
Merry Christmas indeed.
After purchasing and quickly unwrapping a bar, I was greeted by 65% cocoa chocolate that is perfectly smooth and not at all dry.
There were also bits of intensely flavored gingerbread toffee inside. The toffee bits were, in fact, so intensely flavored that it overpowered the chocolate. While I normally like balance, I was fully willing to let the strong ginger and hint of salt take the show away from the chocolate flavor for a few moments. The toffee was also just the perfect texture – a Vosges signature – as it crunches nicely but melts quickly and doesn’t stick to your teeth. While I wasn’t able to pick up any subtle flavor notes from the chocolate, the sheer intensity of the gingerbread toffee was enough for me.
The only thing I don’t like about this chocolate? The “limited edition label.”
I may or may not have almost a dozen of these socked away in my chocolate cabinet.
Did you just blink when you read the phrase "my chocolate cabinet"? You should get your own.
Are there any limited-edition holiday chocolates that you will be sad to see off the shelves in a week or so?