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  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    That sounds…amazing. Even if it’s mellow. I could just eat it by the pound that way.

  2. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    This sounds divine, Hannah! Love the spices. If only they stood out more. Your brother is so lucky – no wonder you’re jealous. I’m tempted to have my kids overseas just so they get that right! Maybe I should travel now – just for some research.
    Heidi xo

  3. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    This is one mighty fine chocolate!!!

  4. Jess

    Hmm, hmm, well then. I’m going overseas (nudge nudge wink wink) and I fully intend to find at least one mind-blowingly amazing bar of chocolate to send you, once I’ve cross-referenced it with all your previous reviews in order to check you haven’t actually had it before… and hated it…

    My brother was born in Wales. I was born… umm… here in Brisbane. Exciting, huh?! But at least my parents went through the rigmarole of getting me British citizenship, like my brother had. So I could work in the UK once I finish my PhD! IF THEY WEREN’T CUTTING A BILLION POUNDS OUT OF THE SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BUDGET. Gaarrgghhh…

    Still, the rest of the EU is there for me. SIGH.

  5. theresa

    Do chocolate and chai go well together? I have a recipe for chocolate-chai cookies that I have avoided trying because I was skeptical of the combination.

  6. chanel11

    As a first generation born Aussie, I feel ya, I pretty much have to jump through hoops to get myself a European passport which is why I still don’t have one, I was never co-ordinated enough for jumping

    Funny how the cocoa % can make or break a flavour combo..

  7. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    I know what you mean-the more chocolate I get the less I eat because I’m such a fusspot now! Have you thought to do a Hannah’s top 10 chocolate list? I’d be really interested to see what your favourites are-just cos I’m nosu about chocolate 😀

  8. Louise

    The more chocolate I eat, the less chocolate I have. SNORT.

    This sounds delicious, right up my proverbial alley. I was reading, growing more desirous thinking “there is no way that this delight is going to be available in Australia, no way”. And then the sting in the tail- you bought it in New York. ARGH. I could tell that was coming. It does sound fab though.

  9. Johanna GGG

    oh your brother owes you some chocolate if he got the American passport and you didn’t!!!

    sounds like the previous bars gave you high expectations of this one – if you just compared it to a cadburys bar you would just love it so much more

  10. whisperinggums

    But then you wouldn’t be near your favourite Aussie peeps – and where would you be then? BTW the choc sounds rather intriguing.

    You’ll be pleased to know that I let V take home the free little Cadbury choc and Freddo frog (that were in our holiday cottage) home for F, rather than taking them myself to bring them home for you. We decided F would appreciate them more!

  11. Lauren

    Hi Hannah,

    Thanks for reviewing our chocolates. We appreciate your feedback.

    Please note that since our chocolates are made fresh and do not contain any preservatives, it is important that you follow the guidelines on the back of the packaging. These include storing your chocolates in a dry, dark, cool place at or below 68°F (20°C) and 55% relative humidity, and consuming them within two weeks of purchase. For more information, I invite you to visit this page on our website:

    In addition, if your brother is traveling in the States again, we invite him to come visit us at our laboratory at 27 W 20th St, Suite 904, NY NY 10011.

    Thank you!

    With kind regards,
    Lauren Collalto
    Sales and Marketing Associate, Chocolat Moderne

  12. Camille

    Don’t cry, Hannah! For I have a new chocolate for you to seek out. It’s called Tsar, and it’s made by a company called Cinagra which is based in Madagascar. (Don’t tell me I’ve already told you this, or that you’ve already had it, beacuse then I will feel silly.) Anyway, there are several bars, but the 100% is good enough to eat straight, and the 63% bar with cocoa nibs and fleur de sel is pretty much perfection. See? Don’t you feel better now?

    Also, I abhor chocolate and cinnamon, but when you said “chai,” that didn’t sound so bad. But I, too, will always love the coffee toffee best, if only for the delicious brownies it inspired.

  13. Monique

    I get pretty bummed too when I finish my chocolate. Oh well, sounds like as good an excuse as any to go travel and discover some more bars!!!

  14. Monique

    Also, I can’t believe I didn’t comment on this. Don’t cry! Just come visit the US 🙂 I’ll harbor you here in Arizona. Though, they might ask for your papers because apparently that’s how this state rolls…. I miss California 🙁 But seriously. COME VISIT! 🙂

  15. Peggy

    That chocolate sounds superb!

  16. Simply Life

    oh man, that sounds and looks so good!

  17. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I didn’t know your brother was a U.S. citizen! Can’t he transfer that to you, or something? Harrumph! 🙁

  18. Lauren

    I think cardamom, chai and curry spices are my favorite chocolate mix-ins. The Theo curry bar is one of my all-time favorites, and I also enjoyed this Dagoba chai bar the other day:

    Wow, I know that’s, like, a law and all, but it’s still shocking to me that your brother has American citizenship! Was he born during a vacation or what? It’s like those “anchor babies” the Republicans are so worried about, although they didn’t have Australians in mind…

  19. Kath Lockett

    Think of it this way: it didn’t rock your world, so you don’t have to waste too much energy feeling sad that you won’t find it here.

    However, I understand your envy re your brother’s dual-citizenship status. I’d love to have something like that for the UK, Western Europe, US, Canada, Japan….

  20. Anna Johnston

    Oh, I do love it when you get close to the chocolate top shelf, I find myself wanting to dash over to the US just to hoard up a bucket of chockies for you lovely, bring ’em home just so you could write ’em up and tell me how they sung to you (its a weird chef thing, don’t ask…., but long ago I figured I couldn’t eat everything I wanted, so had to have the odd ambassador scattered around)
    🙂 🙂

  21. Agnes

    I think you need to steal your brother’s identity so you can live in America. Yep, that’ll work. No one will ever suspect the truth!

  22. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Could you maybe be born again? You’ll have to join some cultish religious group, but I think it could be worth it? You can get out of it and have some counselling once your birth certificate and new passport come through.

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