Er…maybe not. Which is why I let it slide while I was sick and in need of extra downtime.
Anyway, before THAT happened, I was writing about Scharffen Berger’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds – which I enjoyed even though I didn’t care for their plain milk chocolate. And now, as if I never missed a beat, I have another milk chocolate based Scharffen Berger bar –the Milk Chocolate with Nibs.
The bar has caramel and nutty aromas, and visibly well-distributed nibs.
The nibs are crunchy, which adds a nice texture contrast, but not too hard, which makes them easy to enjoy alongside the chocolate without excessive chewing. This is helpful, as there are few more tragic chocolate-related incidents than winding up with a mouthful of nibs left behind after the chocolate has melted away. The flavors of the chocolate and nibs mesh nicely as well, with a bit of intense smokiness from the nibs pairing well with the mild banana, dairy, and caramel flavors of the milk chocolate. The only drawback of this bar is a slight grit to the melt, which may be due to nib dust. Either way, it is a nicely balanced bar.