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  1. Emma

    A relaxation massage doesn’t do anything to change your workload!

    I’ve never heard of Araya, but they have a neat bunch of flavors! I’m most interested in the barberry one – I don’t want to eat it because it’s white chocolate, I’m just curious about it because I didn’t know barberries were edible. I thought they were just a terrible invasive.

    I like how the color swirls like the B.T. McElrath bars:)

    1. CheezyK

      Hear hear! Workload must change too … but there’s no harm in a massage along the way 😀

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Two hits! Awesome! Both sound incredibly good and look really homemade, which I mean as a compliment to them.

  3. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Spicy chocolate is my favorite chocolate. I love the idea of using lime with it!

    Good for you taking some R&R time. Enjoy it!!!

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    damn. now craving chocolate and its not even 9am 😉

  5. Vien

    ohhh I love the swirls on the Araya Chocolate! I used to think that spiced chocolate tasted weird but I recently found out that I was WRONG! They’re the best thing ever 😀 (well, besides salted chocolate) hehe

  6. Lou

    I want the one with nibs…. coffee+ nibs would totally = a happy Lou.

    Hope you get a break from this crazy work schedule, you poor thing! I basically make it from my pajamas to my yoga clothes and then back to pajamas each day, I can’t imagine having to go to WORK again, ick. Man I love being a stay at home Mama…. hehehe works for me because I am lazy!

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    The swirls are so beautiful my friend! These chocolates both seem like a real treat! What a great friend you have 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Hotly Spiced

    How lovely to have a blogging friend sending you wonderful blocks of chocolate like these. I love how dense and dark they look. And re my comment on your last blog. Sorry to have sounded so intrusive. I didn’t mean for you to have to spill the beans re your job all over your blog. Maybe one day when I’m down in Canberra we can have a coffee (or some dense dark chocolate) and you can tell me all about it. I do hope the massage repairs all the end results of being over-tired and over-worked. xx

  9. Sophie

    Coffee, cacao nibs, and dark chocolate do sound divine!

    Good to hear that things are better 🙂

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Cayenne pepper, pecan, and lime zest dark chocolate? Oh, yes please. What a gorgeous flavour combination! I like Araya as a name too…not that that is a particularly important or relevant thing, but it has added to my love of this chocolate company I had never previously heard of 🙂

    I’m glad to hear about the massage too! And that you had these on hand for Sunday work.

  11. Sig

    Mmmm…that coffee, cacao nibs, and dark chocolate sounds like my ideal lover and I would make sweet, sweet love to that….ahem…

    Relaxation massage sounds wonderful and it is truly deserved – just enjoy it and don’t think about anything else. I’m glad you have booked that in.

  12. Tammy

    Love the cayenne pepper flavored one! Oddly, I just got some pink peppercorn variety and it was eeewwwwwww.

  13. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    New Orleans chocolate?!! Did it taste like Jazz? It looks mighty delicious. I cannot wait to go to New Orleans one day.
    Heidi xo

  14. Johanna GGG

    relaxation massage??? I thought chocolate fixed everything!!!

    In my imaginary world when I imagine I might get to taste these I think I would prefer the lime – I think it is the shame the coffee one tastes rather than smells of coffee – I quite like the smell of good coffee but not the taste

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OK I’m going to sound really stupid here but I’ve never seen chocolate from Texas before! 😛

  16. Kath Lockett

    Want them both. And I would have GLADLY eaten Araya’s orange flavours too!

  17. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I already love the look of that chocolate! I also think I’d appreciate woody flavor. 🙂

  18. Spencer

    Now that is what I call proper chocolate! I would love to try some. It looks so good.

  19. MoMo and Coco Dessert Correspondents

    Excellent write-up! We think you must be one of the few bloggers left who really describe the eating sensation in words, as well as in photos. Very envious – the idea of New Orleans chocolate brings up beauutiful images!

  20. Whispering Gums

    That was sneaky of you to eat these while we were away and you were house sitting. I didn’t even see any little samples left behind for us … Or have you hidden them. We’re back now so you can tell us where they are!

  21. April

    Hope you had a lovely relaxing weekend and enjoyed that massage! Sounds like you really needed it. It’s important to take the time to chill out when life gets really busy. And you’ve got some lovely sounding chocolate to help you!

  22. Louise

    I’m so glad that they were both good- it’s always a bit nerve wracking when you give away chocolate that you haven’t tasted- although I know you love the thrill of the new, and the endless search for chocolate perfection. And I’m even more glad that they helped you get through some work projects, and I’m sure the massage did too. I had some cacao nibs this very night actually- I had a Josophan’s Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs, Cinnamon and Vanilla that I bought up at Leura on the weekend. I’m still not all that convinced on cacao nibs you know. I’m happy to still give them the occasional go of course, in the pursuit of science and wisdom naturally.

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