Friday, April 6, 2012

Chuao CoCo Bar

As I noted on Tuesday, Chuao has a vivid imagination when it comes to chocolate bars. And many of these – like potato chips – are brilliant. Since I have a serious soft spot for chocolate and coconut, I gleefully picked up the Coco bar, with coconut, almonds, cinnamon, and coriander, the moment I saw it.

The bar has faint aromas of spice, coconut, and even honey.
 The texture is wonderful, with finely chopped and well-distributed almonds, along with rich, crisply toasted coconut. The bit is soft, with a slightly dry melt that is almost immediately rescued by the rich coconut and almonds.

The bar has a subtle, sweet coconut flavor that comes forward immediately, and is followed by some dairy, and then the coriander, which is acidic and unpleasant. A sad ending to a bar with a delightful texture and opening flavor.

Adventurous, but not my favorite.


  1. Where in and around DC do you get these Chuao chocolates?

  2. I bought this bar when I was in NY, got a review of it coming up soon, I loved it yum..liked the different texture contrast.

  3. Oh, I was intrigued by the coriander, but now not so much.

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