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  1. Simply Life

    oh wow, what an interesting combo!

  2. croquecamille

    I love the fruity subtleness of piment d’espelette. I also love when heat sneaks up on you instead of assaulting you from the get-go. Hooray! You say this is French, hmmm? Where did you find it?

  3. Monique@She's Going The Distance

    I don’t know if I can continue reading your blog. All I want to do is eat chocolate after!!! LOVE IT!!! 🙂 haha

  4. Lisa @ bakebikeblog

    How delightful! I am a big fan of dark choc that has a little spoice 🙂

  5. thehungryscholar

    How do you feel about bacon IN chocolate? Just wondering.

    You are so poetic when describing chocolate, by the way!

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oooh sounds like it was worth the brief wait for the flavour. So it’s a winner? Thank god, I wasn’t sure if you could take another assault on your tastebuds! 😉

  7. Melissa @ For the Love of Health

    Sounds good to me! 🙂

  8. Kath Lockett

    Oh how I envy you your stash

    This one looks particularly lovely and it makes for very difficult reading when I’m hungry for dinner (Love Chunks is rustling up a moroccan chicken dish as we type)

  9. Hannah

    Simply Life: It definitely was that!

    Camille: I actually bought mine in New York, but this is the (English) website, which might have info somewhere about stockists: I also just checked the packaging, and it says the chocolates are made in Terrasson, wherever that is?!

    Monique: That’s precisely why you MUST keep reading! Everyone needs more chocolate in their life 😉

    Lisa: Do I detect a Kath & Kim reference there? It’s noice, it’s different, it’s un-ewe-sual… 😉

    TheHungryScholar: If that’s a subtle reference to Vosges’ Mo’s Bacon Bar…. honey, been there, done that! (Multiple times, in fact.) The first time I had it I quite enjoyed it for the smokiness, and I get the novelty value, but the second and third times I bought it, I decided I prefer the salt and smoke flavours without the bacon notes…. (i.e. give me the Barcelona bar instead anyday :D)

    Lorraine: Definitely a winner! And awww, it’s nice to know you’re barracking for pleasantness in my chocolate endeavours! That’s two of us! 😀

    Melissa: Teehee, and it tasted good to me! 😉

    Kath: The thing you needn’t envy is how I’ll probably need therapy once it runs out… Oooh, Moroccan Chicken! Cumin and coriander and lemon, oh my?

  10. Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    Ooh…I do love pink peppercorns (it’s that Nigella’s influence, I never would have heard of them otherwise) you’re making me want to go look up all her recipes using them. Thus, this chocolate sounds really good.

  11. Johanna

    wow that sounds like delayed gratification of an unusual sort – I love the look of the peppers on the bottom and it sounds like it has the sort of gentle bite that I appreciate

  12. Hannah

    Laura: Certainly anything that leads to thoughts of Nigella must be a good thing 😉 I think the only time I’ve cooked with pink peppercorns was in a chicken with pink peppercorn sauce dish. Or maybe they were green peppercorns… it was so long ago, I can’t remember!

    Johanna: A gentle bite is the perfect way to describe the peppers here! Perhaps you should give chocolate reviewing a go 😀

  13. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I’m not familiar with espelette peppers, but I do like heat, and the chocolate sounds good!

  14. Louise

    Ah thank goodness for Amber. I thought I was the only person in the world who had not heard of espelette peppers (wiki tells me they’re a chili grown in the French commune of Espelette. There you go. And it only scores a 4000 on the Scoville scale so can’t be considered hot.

  15. Hannah

    Amber: I wasn’t either – I’d heard of them, but never tasted them. The heat was definitely pleasant though!

    Louise: *gasp* You just returned from Paris and still didn’t know what espelettes were? 😉

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