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  1. L-Izzle

    This sounds absolutely phenomenal! Oh how I wish this was available in Australia… I have a hunch that I would LOVE it! (I also love citrusy desserts, but rarely find that same love translated into citrusy chocolate, which is such a shame)

    1. Hannah

      It’s not in-your-face citrusy, so I think you might (like me) find yourself enjoying it. The “citrus” is simply in regards to the flavour profile of the cacao beans 🙂

  2. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Hmm interesting choc indeed! I dont normally tend to go for ‘citrus’ choc either but………

    1. Hannah

      It’s really subtle, which I think is why I like it. I’m pretty sure I’d be ambivalent if, for example, this had actual lemon peel in it or something!

  3. Kath Lockett

    I want. I sooooo soooo want!

    1. Hannah

      You clearly need to move to Canberra so I can share 🙂

  4. Anna Johnston

    Any left over?
    Boy I bet you are glad you did speak up about the grapefruit…… What did you get the rest of the mornings?
    Another fab post lovely… I think you are the reason I am craving chocolate so much these days? 🙂

    1. Hannah

      Oops, sorry! It was only a 57g bar so it, erm, didn’t last long… 😉 We should meet up sometime and eat chocolate together, though! 😀

      P.S. I remember Sunday was crepes-for-breakfast, and I think I had muesli and yogurt on the other days.

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I’m not a huge orange and chocolate eater but lemon isn’t bad and I love passion fruit (although it’s not a citrus but it is tangy so you may know what I mean). I do need to ask about the packaging? Is that helix-y pattern embossed? I’m a tad obsessed with packaging 😛

    1. Hannah

      I know exactly what you mean, and maybe that’s why I like lemon and passionfruit the best too: the tangy element 🙂 I’ve still got the packaging (not with me at the minute) so I’ll check for you – I’m pretty sure it is embossed, though!

  6. Lauren

    Well, TCHO, your marketing ploy has paid off. If I ever spot this chocolate, I am TOTALLY buying it.

    And about grapefruits? I had a grandfather who ate them with SALT. I tells ya.

    1. Hannah

      Hurrah for marketing ploys!! Keep an eye out for the “TCHO-A-Day” containers – they have 14 little squares of chocolate inside, with some of each of the “flavours”. Super exciting for playing around with 🙂 Hmm, at first that salt thing sounds odd, but then again, salt tends to highlight flavours… Also, maybe he was soaking the grapefruit in tequila and making a fruit-margarita?

      1. Lauren

        Oh, and I’m not typically a fan of chile-and-chocolate, but your blog has never steered me wrong, so today I purchased Chuao’s Spicy Maya. Can I say, MM MM MMMM. I think I like it because the predominant taste — to my palate, anyway — was cinnamon, followed by a lasting burn on the tongue.

  7. Vaala ◪

    I want this chocolate.

    I also want to go to Madagascar…but that’s another story.

    1. Hannah

      You just want to be friends with talking zebras, don’t you? 😉 (Actually, I haven’t seen that movies. Are there even talking zebras?)

      1. Vaala ◪

        I may have seen the movie but I don’t remember. But I’ve wanted to go to Madagascar since I was about 10 (frightening to think that it’s getting close to 20 years ago now). Long story involving a toilet. But if there are talking zebras then that would be pretty cool/scary!

  8. Simply Life

    oooh this sounds like a fun one!

  9. croquecamille

    You had me at lemon curd.

    1. Hannah

      Lemon curd, hazelnuts, eggplant ragout, and Herme’s Porcelana?

      1. croquecamille


  10. Louise

    I so want that too. I’m willing to guess that it won’t be available at my local Masterchef supermarket. I do still have a tiny bit of special Canberra chocolate left in the cupboard, I’m going to have to console myself with that.

    1. Hannah

      Sadly, this one isn’t available at any Australian supermarket. Sigh-ness! I do hope you’re enjoying your Curious Chocolatier goodies!

  11. theresa

    Chocolate and lemon isn’t a combination I have ever had before, but I can see how it might be good. How exciting to get a box of free chocolates, too. I clearly need to change the focus of my blog.

    1. Hannah

      Oops, I don’t think I was clear in my review (I’m edited it a little now…), because there isn’t any actual lemon in this chocolate. It’s called “citrus” because that’s the flavour found in the Madagascan cocoa beans 🙂 To get more free things, though, we’d both have to move to somewhere like America, I think! I had to use a friend in the States as an intermediary because TCHO wouldn’t post internationally 🙁

  12. Hannah

    Lauren: Isn’t it fantastic? I actually haven’t reviewed that one on my blog, nor have I tried/reviewed the new CoCo (sounds SO GOOD), Honeycomb, or Coffee & Anise bars… y’know, just in case that kind of information is helpful to you in any way, shape, or form… 😉

    1. Lauren


  13. thehungryscholar

    Hoorah! A chocolate I have seen before! Holler. I must buy it after this recommendation. 🙂

    1. Hannah

      Yay! Let me know what you think if you try it 🙂

  14. Fiona

    I haven’t had lemon chocolate before! Only orange….

    1. Hannah

      Oops, I should have been clearer! This isn’t lemon and chocolate – it’s a plain dark chocolate, but they call it citrus because there are citrus notes in the cocoa beans 🙂

  15. Hannah

    Lauren: I feel naughty, and yet exhilerated 😉

    Vaala: I really need to come visit you in NZ to hear all these crazy stories you keep hinting at. Toilets, this time?

  16. Johanna GGG

    hmm I love the pattern but not so enthused by lemon – but would at least agree with you on lime and grapefruit and that thunderstorms of chocolate are wonderful

    1. Hannah

      😀 I s’pose you would’ve liked it if the cacao beans had an orange hint to them! But it’s good, this way we can cover the citrus specturm with our powers combined.

  17. hungryandfrozen

    Sounds wonderful! I love the swirly lines across it…I love all citrus (okay, grapefruit aren’t that fun) but am a bit wary of it with chocolate – it has to be a fairly thoughtful combination of flavours and textures for me to like it. This sounds ideal though. Lemon plus chocolate plus brown sugar undertones – yummmmm.

    1. Hannah

      I feel the need to keep mentioning that there’s no actualy citrus in the chocolate itself – it’s just a flavour note in the cacao itself 🙂 That said, I did once have an amazing white chocolate with candied lemon and lime in it… so good!

  18. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Thank goodness you accidentally let it slip about your grapefruit dislike. I mean, half a grapefruit for breakfast? How are you meant to last until morning tea time on that?

    1. Hannah

      Oh, these were magic grapefruit. If you ate your entire half, then the peel would fill up with trolli sour gummy worms. Sadly, I never got that far.

  19. Agnes

    Are you serious? People actually eat half a grapefruit for breakfast?! It’s not just a Hollywood TV myth?!?! Colour me amazed.

    1. Hannah

      Oh heavens, I really ought to have made myself clear. That wasn’t *all* they had for breakfast, there was toast and muesli and pancakes and delicious things afterwards as well!

      1. Agnes

        Well why would they possibly ruin all that good food with GRAPEFRUIT? Shudder.

  20. Hannah

    Agnes: Thank heavens we see eye-to-eye on grapefruit, even if you’re sorely misguided when it comes to brussels sprouts 😉

    1. Agnes

      I do believe that you are the misguided one, dearest BFF. 😉

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