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  1. croquecamille

    Caffeine makes me go a little wonky, too. That chocolate sounds great, though! Did you feel jittery after, or just woeful that more was not in reach?

  2. Katalina

    oh yeah, espresso chocolate!!! what else can we wish for?!! 🙂 oooops, I have a serious craving now!

  3. Kath Lockett

    Oh, I want me some of that block for soooo many reasons!

  4. L-Izzle

    Mmm, that sounds really good. I love me some little crunchy bits of goodness.
    I totally agree with you on the long black front — while I have never ordered a decaf coffee in my life (and am a caffeine fiiiiend!), I don’t order long blacks purely for their buzz-inducing properties. Rather, for their flavour and smell and joy.
    But EVERYBODY thinks I drink them for a major caffeine hit. Ha! That’s like saying I eat chocolate solely because I need a sugar rush.

    …..okay, so that’s ONE of the reasons, but there is so much more to it!

  5. Hannah

    Camille: Mostly just woeful 🙂 My hope is that my intense chocolate-eating habit is slowly building up my caffeine tolerance, yet to be on the safe side I always have coffee-including chocolate by early afternoon.

    Katalina: Embrace the craving! Especially as you’re in New York and can actually go buy this from Zabar’s! Lucky thing 🙂

    Kath: Must admit, I’d rather another of these than the Chokito bar you just reviewed 😉

    L-Izzle: Exactly – coffee for me has always been about the taste and experience, not the caffeine. Why else would I have become addicted to Coffee Frappucinos in the States? (I just discovered that Starbucks has, in the past few weeks, introduced soy frappucinos. I missed out by such a small margin!)

  6. Simply Life

    Ha, wouldn’t that be great if we could just be paid to travel around and try new foods all day?! Ah, maybe some day!…

    Oh and thanks for the comment about becoming a baker! I actually love my job right now but in the back of my head, always think about one day maybe just having a little shop with a few delicious baked goods…so you’re words are encouraging that maybe it could really happen! 🙂

  7. BitterSweet

    Holy crap. Chocolate, espresso, and crunch all in one bar? I think you’d better keep me away from this, it sounds dangerously addictive!

  8. Tiffany

    Great writing and great review of Zabar’s chocolate! Thanks for visiting when you were in NYC – and next time you’re in the US stop by!

  9. Hannah

    Simply Life: Just make sure that when you do set it up, you have an international shipping component to the business! 😛

    BitterSweet: And it’s vegan too, so you could happily indulge! (Except for the keeping you away part, but I’m never going to support staying away from chocolate :P)

    Tiffany: It was most certainly my pleasure! I love that place 🙂 What I wouldn’t give to book another flight to NYC tomorrow… but perhaps before too long I’ll be able to pop in and say hi!

  10. Vaala ◪

    I’d go with Zah Bars (like the bars but zedifying the word…yes, I use beautiful England). That chocolate sounds so good. I have never liked coffee (not to mention that it makes me mental as does too much sugar and any amount of caffeine in anything at all) but I’ve always liked coffee “flavoured” things like chocolate.

  11. Hannah

    Vaala: I do agree that coffee goes well with chocolate – somehow, the rich flavours of each play off each other well. Ah, it seems there are several of us caffeine-sensitive folks out here!

  12. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I think I would say zah-BARS. I’m not Jewish but I’ve been to New York once so I think I should totally know what I’m talking about.

    I’m sure I’d love this chocolate! Fake coffee flavoured things though? Yuck.

    If it’s any consolation, I think you might get the “doesn’t that defeat the purpose” question less than someone who orders “nonfat decaf lattes” or some such.

  13. Johanna

    you make me want to bake brownies!!!

    but I love your description apart from its temptations!

    I love the smell of good coffee but can’t stomach the stuff – occasionally I have thought I can cope with it when covered in chocolate but it still just leaves me gasping for water to clense myself of the coffee – give me caffeine from chocolate over coffee any day

  14. Hannah

    Conor: You’re, like, totally, the New York Info Queen now. Can I bow down before you? And you know what? You’ve made me realise that I only get that comment here in Australia. I think in America the coffee culture is more about additions to the coffee rather than the coffee itself, so no one cares if you bastardise the basic drink.

    Johanna: This is so interesting, I never knew coffee was such a divisive flavour! I must admit that most of the times I go “out for coffee” I actually end up with tea (lemongrass and ginger, please), but sometimes I crave its bitterness. And hopefully we’ll see brownies on your blog soon? (I’m working on the meme you sent, but I keep wanting to do a bit more of my cross-stitch before I include a photo update of it in there!)

  15. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Hmm, my linguist’s instinct says “ZAH-bars,” but I could be wrong. My expertise is with Romance, not Semitic, languages. :]

    I think my mocha-fiend-Matt would love this. He’s a chocoholic, particularly in combination with coffee. If/when I ever get around to going to NYC, I will have to remember this…

  16. Hannah

    Amber: When, definitely when 🙂 You’d have a field day in Garden of Eden, so make sure you head there too (in the theoretical future sense)! I found some amazing nutritional yeast-cashew-coated kale chips there on my last day. So good…

  17. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Thanks for the excellent tip! Can you believe I’ve never heard of that place till now? It has definitely been added to my mental list.