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  1. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I would love to be swept away by notes of honey, molasses, toast, and golden syrup right now…I love the way you write, Hannah. Magical land tiara chocolate sounds good to me 🙂
    Heidi xo

  2. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I tried this a few weeks ago but was disappointed 🙁 I like dark chocolate and I (used to) like coffee, so there was so much potential. But it made me feel sick! Both the first time I tried it and the second. My taste for coffee has gone a little strange this year, so I’ll attribute it to that. I’m glad your experience was better!

  3. Emma (Namaste Everyday)

    can you believe i have lived in New Zealand since February 15th and I still haven’t had ANY whittaker’s!?!??! I look at it every time I am in any sort of check-out line (as the peanut slab is situated in every single one) and pine over it, trying to resist an impulse buy…but you are convincing me that I MUST get one next time!! and I will 🙂

    1. Vaala ◪

      Where are you looking?! It’s in the aisle with all the other chocolate and confectionary. In EVERY supermarket and most dairies here (anywhere I have ever been in New Zealand!!!).

  4. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    8% coffee??? That’s a lot. Sounds like a nice bar (the Taza-esque stone ground approach does seem to be divisive, though).

  5. Priyanka

    There are two things I love about this post, your writing (which is phenomenal as usual) and the description of that chocolate. It sounds really nice.

  6. Emma

    We’re both thinking about Taza lately. I could satisfy my Taza craving with a small wedge I found wrapped up in a handbag yesterday. It may have been there for eight or nine months. I think I’ll pass, gross.

    I already miss the sea creeping in whilst I stand, feet buried into the sand… if only I could be content where I am, rather than always wishing to be somewhere else:)

  7. Johanna GGG

    Too much coffee for me – though I am glad you are still writingwritingwriting – it is os easy in teenage years when you have so much time for it but gets harder as life clamours more and more

  8. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    My heart and my head often wander on different paths …

    I’m going to send you some chocolate this week. 🙂

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh yes magical New Zealand land! Now I have a really funny tale about NZ in an upcoming story involving a celebrity sheep! 😛 I can’t wait to tell you about it. OK it has nothing to do with chocolate but I suspect you’d find it funny 🙂

  10. Jamee

    Hannah – I’m dying to know: what is the BEST chocolate bar you’ve ever (ever) tasted? I work with a dark chocolate lover…I want to get her the Best of the Best! 🙂

  11. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    *sigh* I really want to visit NZ at some point!!!

  12. muppy

    i love the sound of it but because the coffee flavour doesn’t dominate means i would have to share it with my coffee-disliking hubby!

  13. Margaret

    The bitterness and the grittiness were too much for me! (Oh, I can write poetry too) 😉
    I bought one several years ago from Big W. I don’t know if they still stock them but they certainly have a larger Whittakers range than supermarkets.
    I’m going to Melbourne the week after you!

  14. Errign

    Sadly not a coffee fan at all, but you still make the bar sound delish! 🙂

  15. sophia

    I’m not a big poetry person, but I understand how somebody’s passion can infect you like that. Like I never really used to be a chocolate person, but you make me crave chocolate every time. 🙂

  16. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Random thoughts:
    “Ostensibly” is (currently, at least for the last couple years) my favorite word ever.
    The phrase “I can sometimes only smooth the rips in my throat by translating thoughts into lyricism” tickled my poetry organ.
    I think I might love this chocolate.

  17. Alisa Fleming

    That chocolate looks divine … and seriously, gifted chocolate just tastes that much better.

  18. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    You should work for a marketing company and write descriptions of food- they always have me drooling!!

  19. penny aka jeroxie

    this sounds like a lovely piece of chocolate… you get the really good ones all the time!

  20. Anna Johnston

    I’m seriously getting into this review imagining the flavours ‘n all – thinking ‘bestie is seriously getting it on here, nice one’ when you threw in thermal socks. I mean …. what the…..? Oh, I thought, OK., a Hannarism, that’s cool then I get back into the flavours & you finished on pink tiaras (or was that skirts). Right, its 7.30am as I read this – note to Anna, – Hannarisms should always be read after noon for full appreciation but hey….. I got to start my day with a Hannarism – that’s cool.
    I will be chuckling most of the morning about this 🙂

  21. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    I don’t know if it’s because of your blog, but I crave chocolate a little more than I used to 0_0 hehe. I particularly love dark chocolate and tried some interesting ones like the sea salt. I loved it!

  22. sophie

    chocolate poetry ? i’m so intrigued 🙂
    you are a very aweseom chocolate storyteller , i get cravings reading your posts , ha !

  23. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets

    You have a great way with words. Sounds good but like you I probably would want a stronger coffee flavor too as I’m a big coffee lover!

  24. Three-Cookies

    I didn’t know Whittakers had this. When I lived in NZ yonks ago I remember eating whittakers peanut bars and other fruit and nut variations. The mocha one sounds delicious. Great blog

  25. Camille

    1) Please post the chocolate poetry!

    2) I also love thermal socks. The more thermal, the better. I hate having cold toes.

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