Wow, it sure has been ages since my last Chocolate Chronicles post. Frankly, I’m disappointed in myself. Because I have obviously enjoyed many a delicious chocolate bar since then, but I’ve obviously been too lazy/greedy/hungry to take a moment to photograph and share them with you. But what better day to bring back the chocolate reviews than on Valentine’s Day?
I always keep a stash of random chocolate bars in my pantry, because you never know when a chocolate craving will hit. I’d rather have some good quality chocolate on hand, as it’s more satisfying than picking up a Snickers/Twix/KitKat (or insert any other mass produced “chocolate” bar here). Tuesday night I came home after an 11 hour day in the hospital kitchen looking at food waste coming back from each meal (tiring and kinda gross). I was looking for a quick chocolate fix, so I pulled out this Zazubean Cheeky Chocolate Bar – Salted Toffee & Banana with Maca.
Zazubean is a local brand making delicious chocolate bars using organic and fair trade ingredients. Each of the bars are made with 70% dark chocolate or higher, so you are getting a great chocolate punch. They consider their chocolates bars to be “functional chocolate”, as they all have specific ingredients that have reputed health properties (such as the maca in the above bar).
The Cheeky chocolate bar is a great salty sweet treat. Just a few squares of the dark chocolate was enough to curb my craving and I loved the crunchy toffee bits throughout. The banana flavour was subtle, but I’m okay with that. It was just what I needed to unwind after a long day. If you see Zazubean in your local store, pick up a bar and give it a go. They may seem a bit pricey, but when you have quality chocolate, you can satisfy that sweet tooth with less.
While I was outside taking photos in the small amount of sun we had today, Sienna decided to join me. She was much less interested in the chocolate though – instead, she was chewing away on my pathetic chive plant.
Apparently she was not impressed I was taking her photo.
She can have the chives – I’ve got my chocolate 🙂