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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Cardamom in chocolate sound perfect! I am loving anything with a hint of Indian-inspiration.

  2. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I’m so pleased you told me about those coffee beans. We gave my father some rather ho-hum (awful really) chocolate covered coffee beans for his birthday and I will now replace them with these.

  3. Lou

    Misty ate a coffee bean the other day…. I was freaking out but he was fine… went to sleep as usual. This was not the case for a friend of mine who gave her son (same age as Misty) 2 jelly snakes…. finally got him to sleep 3 hours past bed time. Ha 🙂

    I haven’t tried any of these but the cardamom one sounds like my sort of treat for sure…. hope you are holding up OK Hannah, thinking of you x

  4. CheezyK

    That Chocolove block looks amazing! Oh, I nearly made it to Koko Black before Easter to get some of those exact coffee beans … but I didn’t because work was insane (I’m such a good story teller!). I did pick up a block of KB 80%, one of Macadamia Cherry & Cranberry (white) and one of Hazelnut & Caramelised Cocoa Nib (milk) a few months ago. All were good but the Hazelnut one was surprisingly excellent.

  5. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I would like one of each, please, but I really only want the second one for the packaging. Chocolate coated coffee beans not only make me not-calm (and really very, very not-calm, from experience) they also seem to make me feel slightly sick. Possibly an effect that is secondary to the not-calmness.

    Amusingly, I also thought the pack said nipple feeder and I take great comfort in knowing that you did too. If it was just me, I’d be forced to ask what that says about the way my mind thinks, but given it was both of us, I figure we can blame poor font choice 😛

  6. Libby

    Haha every time I see a fancy/unfamiliar/interesting/unique chocolate bar at a shop, I automatically think of you. Then I ask myself whether I should buy said chocolate for you, then tell myself to not be silly because chances are that you would have already tasted said chocolate already!!

    I do love the sound of the Chocolove bar though – ‘ever-present salt’? Sounds good to me!

  7. whisperinggums

    Nope, got nothing for you in terms of recommendations … but I do love the labels on all those chocs. So stylish, and yet all so different.

  8. SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa)

    Chocolate with almonds and sea salt?? Sounds dreamy like Ryan Gosling. Didn’t sleep too well last night, so those chocolate nibbles (nipples would be freakish) sound REALLY good right about now. YUM!

  9. hungryandfrozen

    Do they do stopovers in New Zealand on the way to London from Australia? Oh, even I can’t pretend THAT could happen. Although airlines can be strange.

    Always enjoy your straight-up chocolate posts – for all that the caffiene made your head spin, I hope you held on to the nibble feeder (I repeat, nibble) bird picture because it is adorable.

  10. Emma

    Did they choose sandpipers as their mascot because sandpipers flit about all crazed and caffeine-y like? Your behavior sounds suspiciously similar to theirs, so perhaps that’s their line of thinking?

    I have been angsting to get my hands on some Artisan du Chocolat for SO LONG now! Eerrrrrarrrrggghhhhgrrrrr… yay for you! 🙂 I figure you need the boost way more than me right now, especially since I have candy and chocolate and sweets exploding all over my kitchen.

    One last thing: I love seeing cardamon in 70% cacao. I’ve only had it in lighter milk chocolate before, and while that was tasty, it was also sort of no-brainer pairing. This sounds delectable.

  11. Agnes

    When I saw that chocolate bar, I thought of you. I’m glad you took it with you. 🙂

    And yes, I agree that another visit to London is in order.

    PS: you don’t get the Ryan Gosling thing?? OH HANNAH. You have so much to learn, grasshopper.

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OK I’m still laughing at nipple feeder because I did a double take over that same word and probably the same (0),(0) expression!

  13. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I am most enticed by the first one, I think. Chocolate always seem better with nuts.

  14. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Oooo! Every one of these sounds very good. Even without tasting notes for the chocolate-covered coffee beans, I have a phantom flavor of slightly bitter coffee poking at the sides of my tongue and now I want want WANT some!

    I also read “nipple feeder” and just felt strange for about a tenth of a second before my brain tried harder and succeeded.

  15. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    Nipple feeder? Eep! lol. And those coffee beans sound like a much more delicious way to start the day than your standard flat white!

  16. Johanna GGG

    cute packages – I actually can eat chocolate covered coffee beans – unlike most coffee products and then I suddenly find it tastes good but makes me feel ill – though I wish it just tasted good! And Black Cardomom – doesn’t that sounds like a great name for a superhero (sorry am writing on a nutella high because was unenthused about bad easter egg chocolate!)

  17. Catherine McLean

    I’m going to Koko Blacks tomorrow, as it happens.

    I will be sure to ask for nipple feeders when I do.

    Take care of yourself.

    Much love,


  18. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Chocolove Almond Salt is one of my all time favorites too! They just game out with a few new flavors too and I’m dying to try the new Milk Chocolate Pretzel! Sounds sinful

  19. theresa

    Such very arty chocolate wrappers!

    Also, still sending loads of hugs to you.

  20. Hotly Spiced

    I do love the look of the almond and salt chocolate. What an enticing wrapper. Would be great to try it. I imagine I’d have to fly overseas to get my hands on some? I hope things are going well for you xx

  21. sophia

    When you go back to London…grab them all for me!! >__<
    They sound soooo freaking good, especially the "buttery roasted almond" one. Love that description.

  22. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Wow these really are interesting flavours Hannah! I’ve never had chocolate with cardammon hehe but I’d like to try! I love chocolate covered coffee beans YUM YUM ~ they’re even better than a good cup of coffee sometimes and I like how they give you an immediate ‘lift’ hahaha but of course isn’t good hahaha

    I haven’t had much chocolate from these 3 brands, but if I find any good ones I’ll let you know 😉

  23. elise

    chocolove is so so good. i want to try the crystallized ginger one. i have a stash thats out of control already though. must, stop, hoarding.

  24. Lemon

    All the chocolate looks delicious and I also very much like the packing. Unfortunatelly I cannot give any recommendation, as I have never tried them.

  25. Ashley

    The cardamon chocolate bar sounds quite delightful! I absolutely love seeing all the packaging in your photos as well, all these products in particular have such pretty wrapping. It would be awesome to stick them all on a wall. Massive chocolate wrapper wall….:D

  26. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Uuiii. 😯 Now the almond and sea salt 55 % chocolate is something I want to try!!! Now you don’t believe me? I’m in an adventurous mindset currently. 😀

  27. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    i’ve seen the almonds with dark choc and sea salt before and i am dying to eat a bite right now. hehe.

  28. Catherine

    I wish I did! I am going to London next week so will hunt this down. I loved the sound of the sea salt one. The coffee nipple feeder sounds a little scary and conjures up weird images doesn’t it??

  29. Louise

    Three intriguing looking chocolates there. I don’t know that I’d want any of them but I’m glad you enjoyed them.

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