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  1. Emma

    I think this is a case where they maybe didn’t want to make the bar too strong, and ended up making it not strong enough in the process. I enjoyed it very much, and at the time I tried it hadn’t made it to my current level of spice tolerance. Hence, it was plenty flavorful for me. But I bet now, wasabi-tolerant that I am, I’d probably wish for more too. I did have one of those tiny bars, rather than the regularly-sized ones.

    I wish Johnny Depp would stop trying to be so awkwardly odd too. It got old, two or three movies back. Or more; he bugged me so much in the second Pirates movie that I never saw the third. Ah, Chocolat. Love.

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Vosges is the chocolate equivalent of that one friend everyone has who’s always making plans with you only to flake out at the last second when you’re already all dressed up to go out, and then you’re just stuck doing nothing and thinking about what a cool time you could have been having. Screw you Vosges! I’m not putting up with your crap anymore! I’m gonna go eat real chocolate that tastes like what it says it will!

  3. CheezyK

    Yo ho, yo ho …

    (Oh and what’s going on with the front of that packet?!)

  4. Lexi

    I win in the Johnny Depp post: YESSSS! Thank you so much dear Hannah – I’m super excited to buy something new, as it doesn’t happen very often in these here parts…

    In terms of Depp: DEAD MAN. Oh Yes. Also: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and Benny & Joon. Guess he’s gotta pay the bills somehow, though.

  5. Catherine

    Ha, that dude from Coupling! We really do watch all the same shows, you know…

    (and I agree 100% on your assessment of Johnny Depp, too. But I sort of forgive him because he really is *very* pretty…)

  6. Hotly Spiced

    I prefer the earlier Johnny Depp movies too. He was brilliant in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. As was Leo! That’s probably way before your time but if you get the chance, take it out on DVD. The wrapper on this chocolate bar looks very much like a book cover to me. What a shame it was just so-so. xx

  7. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    OMG I just found out that the Curious Chocolatier has stopped making chocolate! I know I’m 6 months behind this news but I’m in mourning.

    But back on your topic, how strangely disappointing. Still the texture of the black sesame seeds would be nice.

  8. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Pirates of the Caribbean was the first thing I thought of when I read this post’s title 🙂 I did enjoy that movie, in the way that only Johnny Depp and Keira Knightly could facilitate, but it was one of those films that surpassed my expectations. This chocolate looks like it might fall short of them. So much of life is about not expecting too much!

  9. Kath Lockett

    Like Johnny Depp himself, I still want to try it.

  10. Lou

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of my favourite movies. I agree Johnny has dug himself into a “wacky character pit” he can’t seem to get out of.

    Bummer on the lack of strong spice/wasabi in this chocolate, although I’m not one for wacky combos, I reckon I would have dug this one (if it had lived up to it’s name!)

  11. theresa

    Two things I love, but haven’t watched recently at all – Chocolat, and Coupling.

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe ok see I’ve never seen any of the Pirates movies so I thought of gorgeous black pearls!

  13. Choc Chip Uru

    Honestly I do believe that the name along reminds me of Johnny Depp so I would definitely devour this bar 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Libby

    This chocolate bar sounds very Japanese! It’s a shame it didn’t taste as good as it looks though 🙁

  15. leaf (the indolent cook)

    The ingredients sound so delectably promising, it’s disappointing that you could barely experience them. Hmm, I wonder if that may apply to Johnny Depp too? :p

  16. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    hehehe might pretty to look at 😉 I have a bar of this from the states!!! Yet to try it! seriously i only recently discovered my USA stash that I forgot about :O I have a whole pack of reese’s pieces in there! What?! Oh for shame, Heidi.
    Heidi xo

  17. Johanna GGG

    actually I think of a bar I went to years ago called the black pearl and I sometimes wonder if it is still there! And I love subtlety and smokiness in a chocolate that promises to be spicy!

    I know what you mean about johnny depp – I worry he is channelling michael jackson as he gets older and kookier – bring back ed wood and chocolat

  18. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Now i’ve VERY intrigued by this chocolate! I’d love to try it! OMG it’s got all those cool ingredients ~ wasabi and ginger!

  19. Sig

    I do like the Pirates movies because of Depp but yes I have to agree he is getting stuck in wackiness (Dark Shadows??).

    It sounds like such an interesting chocolate and then….tsk tsk.

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