Has anyone out there ever felt a strong craving for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but, upon recognising said craving, thought “No! I’m too snazzy, too smart, too sophisticated, too savvy for a superfluous saccharine selection from such a standard supplier as Hershey’s”?
Well, my friends, I have the perfect chocolate-peanut-butter bar replacement for you. With its expensive price tag, hard-to-find exclusivity, and elegant interpretation of roasted peanuts and milk chocolate, Vosges’ Organic Peanut Butter Bonbon Bar is guaranteed to please the inner peanut butter bourgeois in all of us.
Vosges Organic Peanut Butter Bonbon Bar
What’s more stellar than milk chocolate? Deep milk chocolate. Not superficial milk chocolate, or sparkly pink car-driving chocolate. Milk chocolate so deep that it will listen to you talk about the dream you had last night, and afterwards will read aloud the poem it wrote about your beautiful hair.
Luckily for Vosges, this truly is not your average cloyingly sweet milk chocolate. It’s a little bit dusky and a little bit malty, with just a hint of brown sugar to round the flavour out.
What’s more suave than sea salt with chocolate? Two types of sea salt, from two different geographical areas. The Himalayas, and the Murray River (Australia represent!), to be precise. I’m assuming the Himalayan sea salt is what gives the peanut butter it’s mineral-y salty umami edge, and that the Murray River salt comprises the delicate and floral flakes perched on the underside of the chocolate.
And last but not least, what’s more swankified than peanut butter? Organic peanut butter. The kind that tastes of pure roasted peanuts, not of peanuts mixed around with all kinds of oils, sugars, and emulsifiers. The kind that, together with not-too-sweet chocolate, makes for an intense chocolate peanut butter experience that is more earthy, bitter, and savoury than any Reese’s product I’ve ever come across.
And for all my taking-of-the-mickey, this is really quite an enjoyable treat. In the words of H.CarryOn, my London travel-compadre, this bar is “salty salty goodness”.
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