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  1. Rach

    Haha! I like your alternative title. 😉

  2. Hannah

    What dreamy bars! Lake Champlain has some great vegan chocolates… It must have been at least 4 or 5 years ago that I did a brief review. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve had them!

  3. Mike

    I am a fan of ululating. Lots of it happening at the Soweto Gospel Choir concert, even from audience members. And sometimes at a Strange Weather Gospel Choir concert. When I try to do it, it sounds like a gibbon gargling (more like gagging) in the golden sunrise. But at least I can play the djembe to encourage and support our sopranos and altos to dance, and ululate (and maybe heel click?) to their hearts content.

  4. CheezyK

    “Hast du etwas Zeit für mich
    Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
    Von nein und neunzig Luftballons
    Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont”

    Yay, you have me bouncing in my chair just thinking about that song.

    1. CheezyK

      Oh and we need much, much more Whittaker’s in our Australian supermarkets! How do we start a campaign?

  5. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    hhm yes – LOVE whittakers!!!!

  6. Three-Cookies

    Beer aroma in Sao Thome? How? And spelling of Thome – I wonder whether it was intentional or the maker drank too many beers, some of which ended up in the chocolate

  7. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Ohh, thanks for the Whittakers review. I’ve been eying off the Dark Ghana 72% as a cooking chocolate option. As for ululating – love it when others do it, if I tried I fear small children would cry and animals would be compelled to attack me.

  8. JohannaGGG

    Am I allowed to ululate over whether to answer that question or not?

    I think that memories is a valid part of a chocolate review or any food review because food is so much part of our memories and such a tangible way or reliving them.

    And as for the whittakers – I used it in my christmas cake this year and it was positively heavenly in the cake – actually I use it in other baking too but most vividly remember it in the christmas cake that was amazing because of it

  9. Lou

    Ha, I love your descriptions…. I’m always impressed with the amount of things you taste – I’m either ‘Oh yum,’ or ‘Oh yuck.’ Not such interesting reading.

    Love that Whittakers Dark Ghana!

  10. Dienna

    Those chocolates look really good. All those delicious flavors coming together make for the most perfect chocolate ever.

  11. Margaret

    Well this is nice, because I’m fairly certain I have a block of that particular Whittaker’s chocolate in my fridge at home. I was planning on using it to make some fudge containing glace ginger, because I love ginger with dark chocolate.
    Luckily my supermarket does sell that Whittaker’s variety, so I’ll buy another block to taste it on its own. 🙂
    You will probably find that variety at Big W.

  12. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    I won’t even attempt at saying the word….but I can soooo do the dancing!!!

    Good to see you’re getting through all that chocolate LOL

  13. Sig


    That is all.

    PS. Nice title – you could have also abbreviated it to Chocolatepalooza: TCTDGTOPBIFAPACTESPOETJTEEPATIUTHRMFOTDIHTTSAIYHTBTHCNYH!

  14. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I love the look of that spicy aztec chocolate. Adore it, in fact. However, I’m not such a fan of Whittaker’s 72%. I don’t know why, because in theory I should like it, and the fact that I don’t might actually add to my dislike of the product (how dare it turn my usual taste preferences upside down!). I do like their dark caramel filled chocolate though, and I don’t usually like caramel chocolate, so perhaps the topsyturvy world of Whittaker’s and my tastebuds comes with some advantages.

    Goodness that was a rambling comment. Please excuse me! I’ll blame the spicy aztec chocolate, which is taking up far too much of my brain space 🙂

  15. Debi

    You had me at Chocolatepalooza!

  16. Debi

    You had me at Chocolatepalooza!

  17. Kath Lockett

    ….I want the middle one.

    I always found Whittakers chocolates a bit gritty, as if they haven’t been conched for long enough….?

  18. Lauren

    If only Taiwan (and soon Thailand and Malaysia!) were known for their chocolate, rather than dry pineapple cake, I would send you even more. ALAS. Happy Chinese New Year just the same!

  19. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    When you say things like “marshmallows, malt… YUM YUM… burnt caramel but not burnt… condensed milk but darkdark” I just want to lean in and take a piece! 😀

  20. Heidi

    Mmmmm the Lake Champlain sounds so good!!! I can imagine how special & glorious it tastes to you too. Ahhhh memories. Want!
    Heidi xo

  21. Louise

    Long time fan of ululating (as long as all done in fun, not out of seriousness). That spicy pepita one sounds fabulous. Would love to try that some day too.

  22. Errign

    I certainly enjoy the word undulating… it makes me think of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.

  23. Tammy

    Chocolatepalooza! What a great them Hannah and as always, I love your descriptions. Spicy pepita is right up my alley.

  24. Catherine

    Ooh goodness I’ve been known to ululate – in Africa it was the done thing. Now that Ghanaian chocolate, that’s what I’d like to be ululating about right now, instead of dodging housework!!

  25. Erika - The Teenage Taste

    The other day I tried a chocolate bar that had spicy chili pepper flakes in it – it was fabulous! Now I am absolutely in love with spicy chocolate!

  26. hungryandfrozen

    I SO got you. When – when – (instead of if – when, of course) we meet up, the glorious union shall be punctuated by me showering you with blocks of Whittakers (and then you’ll be like “Ow! Sharp edges! I don’t like you in real life! Ooh, chocolate) which you can then indeed use in your baking. And they’ll of course be the lovely dark chocolate with not a skerrick of dairy in them.

    You used “thematic” as a noun? Do you work in an office? That sounds like office talk to me. (Other examples include “moving forwards” and “making sure we’re all on the same page”.)

  27. Cara Waters @ Gourmet Chick

    Chocolatepalooza! Love the name and love the idea. All chocolates are NOT made equal and it makes such a difference when you are cooking with them I find.

  28. msihua

    Central Thematic? Have you been reading odd books again??? Because I proclaimed you as honorary Asian (on account of being to handle more spicy foods than the Boy) HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 🙂 ROAR!!!

  29. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I love these posts 🙂 and I cook with the Whittakes chocolate all the time ~ think it’s better than Cadbury chocolate ~ I wanna try the Spicy Aztec 🙂

  30. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    I LOVE spicy chocolate. Plus pumpkin seeds too? Now you’ve got me heel clicking all over the place.

  31. muppy

    you have tasted so so many chocolates…….why are you not fat!!!! exercise, genes?

  32. Alexia

    i just found your blog and loooove it. thumbs up for all the choc review. i love reading about chocolate and maybe finding inspiration to try some new ones!
    thx for sharing!

  33. Emma

    I enjoy how you’ve made the Spicy Aztec bar seem giant, rather than it’s miniature self.

    I’m in the planning stage of creating a chocopalooza of my own, devoted to all my bloomed chocolates that now look and taste mildly gross. I’m sure it’ll be a big hit!

    I have mixed feelings about LCC but did enjoy visiting their factory. Vermont is so beautiful !

  34. Kiran @

    Firstly, I won’t attempt at saying that word. It’s a tongue-twister for sure 😀

    Send some chocolate my way!!! “this is my happy dance” 😀

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