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  1. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Choc + maple syrup + porridge – hmm sounds like a winner to me!

    1. Hannah

      It’s like the winner of winners 😉

  2. Baking Serendipity

    Dark chocolate is the best chocolate. Hands down 🙂

    1. Hannah

      Absolutely! Woman after my own heart.

  3. L-Izzle

    My favourite thing about this post is your use of the word “foist”. It’s not a word I hear used often enough!!

    1. Hannah

      Speaking of, mind if I foist myself upon you for coffee sometime soon? 😀

      1. L-Izzle

        Please do! I would love to be foisted by you! Any time, any place! 😉

  4. Kath Lockett

    I tasted this one a while back too and was a bit…. well, not ‘underwhelmed’ because that’s too harsh but it didn’t make me want to stop recommending the Lindt 85% as still the best ‘seriously’ dark chocolate to try.

    1. Hannah

      I agree – I think Lindt’s 85% is great, though I do wish they sold the 90% here. The 90% has such wonderful vanilla tones!

  5. Carrying On

    I just wanted to do a shout out OMG at the box set of Sondheim DVDs. I felt that someone should properly appreciate that in the comments section. Brotherly win methinks.

    1. Hannah

      *waves hyperactively* Hi! Hi! You read my blog! Hi! 😀 And friends-ly win, if you want to come over and watch, oh, say, Into The Woods or Sunday in the Park with George or any of the others included 🙂

  6. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Did he ever put a banana peel under your pillow though? Actually no, I guess he wouldn’t have done so given your previous remarks about your family and bananas.

    I just hope he didn’t fart on your head. That is unpleasant and much worse than getting a banana peel under your pillow 🙁

    1. Hannah

      I’m absolutely not going to say whether I perhaps PCed up my comment and perhaps what you’ve said isn’t far off. Absolutely not going to say that.

  7. Fiona

    I think it would go with a cup of tea.

    1. Hannah

      Hmm, that might be an idea. I’ve actually never had chocolate with tea before, though!

  8. croquecamille

    I’ve been noticing more warm spice notes in chocolates these days, even ones with nothing added. I wonder if this is a new trend. Any idea as to the origin of the cocoa beans used to make this chocolate?

    1. Hannah

      Hmm, I don’t remember seeing anything about origin, but I’ll definitely check again and get back to you 🙂

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Wow he sat on your head? I’m glad I was the eldest! I don’t have any brain cells to spare 😛

    1. Hannah

      Haha! I’m sure it was good for me in terms of brain cells – survival of the fittest and all that 😉

  10. Johanna GGG

    my nephew was just caught sitting on his baby sister’s head – my sister threw trucks at me – though fortunately they were toy trucks.

    the chocolate sounds a bit bitter for me – though with porridge and maple syrup sounds better

    are you going to make macarons from your new cookbook – I will be interested to see if you do as I have never been brave enough to make them

    1. Hannah

      My guess is your nephew is a bit younger than, say, 14 years old… Hmph. It is a rather bitter dark chocolate, and not really in a great way. I would definitely recommend something else to you if you were after a super-dark chocolate 🙂

      About the macarons… so far I’ve just been looking at the pretty pictures! I really don’t know if I’m skilled enough…

  11. Lindsay

    Dark chocolate and a cup of decaf coffee is the perfect night time snack. Just found your blog and love it!

    1. Hannah

      Aw, thank you! Chocolate and coffee is an amazing combination… I wish someone would make a chocolate bar *with* decaf coffee beans in it!

  12. thehungryscholar

    You make me want to eat dark chocolate during every meal. YUM.

    1. Hannah

      That’s pretty much my goal in life 😀

  13. Anna Johnston

    Did you figure out a game plan to take the bro out? Say perfecting the art of “The Type Writer?” LOL….. No body gets away with sitting on ones head, no matter how old one is….

    Goodness me…. Its 7am, and I am weighing the options…. Breakfast OR Chocolate?

    1. Hannah

      That’s easy-peasy! Chocolate FOR breakfast! (That’s really not an uncommon happening in my life…) I think my game plan was simply crying to my mum 😛

  14. Lauren

    Forgive me for this unrelated comment: Yesterday, I was wondering whether I was too hard on the panko + sea salt chocolate. Maybe it deserved another try? I mean, I ate the whole bar, right?

    Well, now I stand by my judgment. Today, I purchased Chocolove’s Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate, and I was relieved: Yes, THIS is the amount of sea salt I was looking for! Much smoother, shinier, snappier chocolate, too. Plus, the almonds provided the crunch of the panko, but way better.

    So I stand by my panko review! Pretty good, but not as good as it could (or should) be.

    1. Hannah

      It’s not unrelated, just misplaced! This would’ve been the perfect comment for the post where I reviewed Chocolove’s Sea Salt and Almond bar 😉 It was one of my early reviews, and I mightily enjoyed it, as did you, it seems. And you don’t need to justify your first opinion of the Chuao – have faith in your palate, lady! 😀

  15. Louise

    You’ll be pleased to know that as the first photo rolled up on my screen this morning I read it as Feline Bitter 85%! It didn’t sound appealing for some reason. Now that I realise that there was no pesky L in feine, I still suspect it’s not for me. Good to see that the fairy godmother is still coming up with the goods.

    1. Hannah

      Yuck, cat chocolate! That’s definitely a step too far for me 😀 It wasn’t a fantastic chocolate – I really don’t think I’d ever recommend it, as there are far too many other dark dark chocolates that are tastier!

  16. penny aka jeroxie

    In porridge?? Awesome. Love that idea.

    1. Hannah

      You should try it! Great way to get endorphins in the morning 😉

  17. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL at survival of the fittest 😛 I hope he feels bad now!

    1. Hannah

      He’s actually such an amazing brother that I can’t hold it against him. It may sound corny, but I think of him as one of my closest friends 🙂

  18. hungryandfrozen

    OMG box set of Sondheim DVDs? Your brother is the best! Despite having sat on your head. Perchance, could you please describe what this box set looks like? I’ve never seen anything like that here in stupid New Zealand, might have to try ordering it for myself off the internet……..

  19. Hannah

    I don’t have it with me right this second, but I believe it’s called The Sondheim Collection and contains Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Follies in Concert, Passion, Sweeney Todd in Concert, and A Celebration at Carnegie Hall. Yep, my brother (and parents) are all kinds of awesome 🙂

    (I’m pretty sure my brother had to order it on the Internet too, so don’t beat your country up too much about it :P)

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  21. Ana Aires

    Hi again!

    I’ve just discovered this chocolate bar a few weeks ago and now I’m really in love with it!
    As I adore dark chocolate I’m always searching for new bars and the ones with a high percentage of cocoa are my favorites 🙂
    I didn’t understand why I like it so much but now I think it’s because it doesn’t have the vanilla essence. It’s just the cocoa all the way!!
    Yesterday I saw on Vivani’s website that they have a new bar with 92%… I would love to taste it but they’re not selling it here… However I’m going ask where I normally buy my chocolates if it’s possible to order it.
    Hannah I’ve you already tried this bar?
    Do you advise me another one wit a high percentage of cocoa? Which one is your favorite?

    See you soon 🙂

  22. An

    Vivani’s 92% is delightful.

    I’d recommend it over the 85%, even though the 85% is still excellent.

    1. Hannah

      Thank you An! If I ever come across the 92%, you can bet I’ll be picking it up 🙂

  23. Ana Aires

    Hi An and Hannah!

    Thank you so much for your comment 🙂
    Now I really have to ask if it is possible to order, I’m very curious about it…
    Oh,I really love dark chocolate…
    But my favorite one steel is Araguani a 72% from Venezuela – Valrhona. It’s the chocolate I use to make my bars and bonbons. For me it’s the perfect chocolate …

    Have a nice Christmas with lots and lots of chocolate!!

  24. Ana Aires

    Forgot to tell that if have some time you can visit my blog and leave your comment!
    It’s very recent and I would like to have some opinions on it 🙂

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