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  1. Lauren

    When I return to Wegman’s, I’ll pick up the Earl Grey and let you know what I think, since I’m a biiig fan of Earl Grey. Too bad the Yerba Mate didn’t work out!

    … which reminds me, I
    1. Have never tasted Yerba Mate
    2. Have never tasted Star Anise (unless I did so without knowing, which is likely having studied abroad in China)

    So you have given me food goals for the semester!

    1. whisperinggums

      Star anise is a wonderful flavour that you can use in all sorts of cooking. Next time you cook rhubarb – do you cook rhubarb? – try it with cinnamonstick and star anise and cloves. Wunderbar!

  2. Rilsta @ My Food Trail

    The chocolate wrapper looks like something from the olden days! Pity about the lack of cocoa nibs – I actually don’t like their bitterness, which I guess is why I’m not a big fan of dark chocolate! But I do love your posts on all the chocolate! 🙂

  3. penny aka jeroxie

    I am intrigued with the flavours of star anise… that will be interesting with chocolate. Never would have thought.

  4. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Hannah, can we strike a deal where you are my official chocolate buyer? 😛 Cos you seem to buy chocolate bars that I would absolutely love! 😀

  5. Agnes

    Oh my! The chocolate sounds amazing, despite the lack of cocoa nibs.

    PS: (Brackets are awesome!) (I love brackets!)

  6. Hannah

    Lauren: Please do! It’s so frustrating when taste preferences hinder my chocolate exploits. 😛 I don’t think I’ve had yerba mate before, but star anise is fantastic – I have a great recipe for poaching chicken breasts in a combination of soy, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, star anise, and likely a few other things, when you next have access to a kitchen!

    Whisperinggums: Yes, star anise does go really well in desserts with other “warm/sweet” spices like cinnamon and clove! Really, you could pop it anywhere you might use cinnamon, so long as you don’t mind a spicier anise flavour 🙂

    Rilsta: Thank you!! I do have quite a few milk chocolates in my backlog too, so hopefully something there might take your fancy in the future 🙂

    Penny: I did like how the flavours went together – though I’m still too scared to try licorice again, after hating it as a child!

    Lorraine: Um, yes! One of my dream jobs is personal grocery shopper. I absolutely would love to bring you back some chocolate-y delights if I get the chance when coming back to Aus via New York in the future!! Share the love, right?

    Agnes: (It was. The flavours were still interesting, without the nibs! And I’m super glad to have a fellow bracket-lover. :))

  7. Nutritious Foodie

    Tea infused Chocolate.. Yes please!

  8. Hannah

    Nutritious Foodie: Just think of all the antioxidants! Much better for us than, you know, zucchini.