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  1. Anna Johnston

    YAY! i totallyknow what im getting you for Christmas. Wings…. sparkly pretty fluttery wings, Ill figure out how to connect some sort of rope or something so you can swing through the air like Tinkerbell. I hate that you are feeling that kind of dissappointment… What a drap.
    You know, they should have used Truffles, the smell and taste may have cut through more than the whimpish 6% did here. oh, and can you tell me… When did you last munch on a rainforest fern? And what exactly does that taste like?

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Have you tried their bacon chocolate bar? THAT is a tasty bar of chocolate. :)

  3. Lauren

    Hahaha, I am imagining winged children swinging from the rafters. But seriously, not even glitter? You were totally robbed. You should make up for it this Halloween. Even better if you wear an elementary school-appropriate costume with a sparkly pipe cleaner halo, rather than a skimpy Victoria’s Secret version.

  4. Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi

    Hmmmm, it may be a good thing that the mushroom side of the chocolate was more texture than flavour? I know you were keen on testing out mushroomy chocolate on your tastebuds, but I have to wonder if it would be a success in reality? I would love to find out what ‘sparkles’ taste like however.

  5. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    I also found it tasted nothing like mushroom and that the powder made the chocolate gritty. A fine grit, as you noticed, but it still interfered with the melt and added little flavor. Definitely not my favorite Vosges bar, or one I’ll buy again. I’ll get the Naga, Habana and Gingerbread Toffee instead, thank you.

  6. Helen (grabyourfork)

    Mushroom chocolate? You manage to get your hands on the coolest confectionary! And really I’m terribly impressed you managed to resist the urge to declare your brother a fun guy indeed! (groan)

  7. Lizzi

    I misread the title of this post as ‘enchilada mushroom dark chocolate’……. which I for one think would’ve been MUCH more exciting.

  8. theresa

    I love the incongruity of the pretty girl-stamp on a chocolate bar with mushrooms, which are not really very pretty, when you think about them… the whole living off of dead things business. I guess, in an ecosystem sense, they’re beautiful. And taste-wise, they’re pretty too. So maybe it’s not so incongruous after all…

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    How cute is that imprint? I love stamps and things like that so the look of the chocolate is right. But I’m deferring to your judgement on the chocolate itself!

  10. Fiona

    It’s pretty, though

  11. Johanna GGG

    Well I have tried chocolate mushroom risotto – was a bit too much cocoa due to a misunderstanding of ingredients but I think mushroom and chocolate are a natural pairing and I am sure it would be interesting if the mushroom flavour was a little more prominent (but maybe they just misread the ingredients too)

    And hope your best friend was gentle with the real baby

  12. msihua

    Nooo.. chocolate mushrooms that don’t taste mushroomy???!! How is that possible??!! I tend to think with exclamation marks in excess and (have been told that as well)… POPPYCOCK!

  13. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I haven’t had a single Vosges bar yet that tastes as vibrant as I expected, which is shame because all the flavors are just so interesting. I freaked out when I read the title of this post but it faded immediately as I realised that it was Vosges and that it probably wouldn’t taste as exciting as it sounded. Damn you Vosges for artificially inflating my expectations and then crushing my dreams under your stillettoed heel!

  14. Cait's Plate

    I’m not sure if I’d be sad that it didn’t taste like mushroom. Haha. I LOVE mushrooms but I’m not sure how much I’d like them in chocolate…

  15. Emma

    I want to let out a queue of swears right here, right now. I did when I saw the title, and then I did again when I saw that the bar disappointed you.

    I was figuring on reviewing this bar next, once I return to my stories of the great South series. But now I am saddened. Doesn’t taste like mushroooooooooooooms?????! I love mushrooms:( Swears swears swears.

    I’ve never tasted rainforest ferns but my cat likes to chew on my houseplant versions, and she seems to like them okay. Wow timely, there she goes (she’s into the hibiscus this week).

  16. Simply Life

    I LOVE dark chocolate -this looks great to me!

  17. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets

    Wow a flavor I’d never have imagined seeing — interesting review!

  18. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Mushroom flavor?!?! Ewww, I would not have been brave enough to try this, haha! I used to love mushrooms until I ate them the night I got the stomach flu… sorry, too much information :)

  19. chopinandmysaucepan

    On the flip side, I bet there are also chocolates that made you cry because they were so good! :)

  20. anh@anhsfoodblog.com

    mushroom and chocolate? wow. Not sure how I will take it ^^.

    The imprint on the chocolate bar is so beautiful and cute.

  21. Jess

    “who knows if mushroom chocolate would truly taste nice?”

    I will take that as a challenge.

  22. veganlisa

    I will take your advice and save my money for some unmushroom chocolate. I don’t think I like the idea of funghi in my desserts.

  23. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    Mushroom in chocolate? Wow, that’s really something I’ve never even figured existed! I like to keep my sweet and savoury flavours separate, so I’ll give this one a miss. Points to the company for originality though!

  24. sophia

    Oh hey! I saw this at WF today….but I was kind of distracted by the bacon chocolate right by it. Mushrooms will def be nice in chocolate…gives it that umami flavor…

  25. Camille

    I would have been disappointed before even tasting the bar, upon seeing that it has walnuts (to which I am allergic) thus preventing me from ever eating it. But I guess I feel a little better knowing that it wasn’t amazing. So thank you!

  26. Margaret

    It’s true sometimes chocolate can be disappointing. In contrast, your blog never is! :)
    I’d love you to share with us the last time you munched on rainforest ferns. :P

  27. Tammy

    Honestly, I don’t give a rip about mushroom chocolate after reading about the poor angel standing in the back. Perfect piece of writing Hannah.

  28. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    mushroom chocolate?!! that is sooo wild!!! hahaha. u seriously have such an open palate.

  29. Monique

    I don’t know if I could handle this…. mushrooms and I are not friends. Blegh :) And considering our similar disappointments with the bacon bar, I’ll skip it.

  30. Louise

    I remember you getting that huge stash of chocolate from your brother. And I remember being rather intrigued by this particular one. I didn’t know whether it could be any good either. Whether it would be any good. Disappointing certainly. I would love to try this brand if I ever come across it. Perhaps a different flavour though.

  31. InTolerantChef

    It might be better if it was made with Magic mushrooms rather than just Enchanted ones. That way you could eat and see sparkles all at the same time!

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  35. hokkaido reishi

    reishi mushroom have a bitter taste so may it’s why they decided to reduced it in powder instead of mixing bigger portion. The taste is nothing like the mushroom you might have eaten until now. I think it is more a healthy approach than a taste oriented one

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