Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Scharffen Berger Milk with Nibs

 You were probably heartbroken that I didn’t post here last week.

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.

7 comments:

  1. The name makes me want to talk as if talking to a pet. "Here, nibby nibby." Hope you're feeling better, and that you weren't brought down by one of those more disastrous chocolate-related incidents!

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  2. hope you are feeling better!

    LOVE the Nibby.

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  3. Chocolate is always the cure! Glad you're back on the up swing.

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  4. Believe or not, I was thinking about you not posting in a while just last night. True story. I hope you are feeling better.

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  5. Feel better soon! And let me know where you want to go to college ;)

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  6. Hope the return to the land of the blog means you're all better! I can't decide how I feel about nibs. I thought I liked them, but then had some ice cream with them and it was super gritty. Though it also had little pieces of espresso beans, so it could have been those.

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  7. If there's one thing I hate about chocolate, it's all that exess chewing. ;) Hope you're feeling better!

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