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  1. chanel11

    Haha about the mozzie freakout – I do the same thing, even though possibly crashing my car would do a lot more damage than a mozzie bite but I just can’t help it…

  2. Vaala ◪

    These peanut slabs have saved my life… You see, when I was in high school (back in the day when I didn’t know why I always felt like being horribly sick…before the tragic day they told me there was to be no more dairy consumed by me) I used to buy Whittaker’s peanut slabs from the school vending machines. Actually, a friend and I would buy one between us (because we were cheap, not because we didn’t both adore chocolate and peanuts) every day. So it wasn’t until a couple of years ago (or whenever it was) when they brought out the dark chocolate one that my life could be complete again.

    Anyway, email me your address…not sure I can find the cocoa nibs one (haven’t seen it in a year) but I can certainly find pretty much any other flavour they have. Actually, I have 4 different blocks sitting on my shelf right now!

  3. Priyanka

    I would say complexify is totally a word, I have this habit of adding ‘fy’ at the end of words.

    I think this chocolate review calls for a night time snack 🙂

  4. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Man, that really is packed with nuts. Love the name – peanut SLAB. Makes it sound like the kind of thing you can gnaw on. Rawrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  5. Leah

    I dont think i have ever tried a whittakers chocolate anything! Thanks for this review, i will have to go looking for it now 🙂

  6. Heavenly Housewife

    Believe it or not, i have one of these, but mine is milk chocolate. i bought it because I never saw it before, it just looked so interesting. Now I am going to have to fish it out from the back of my cabinet and give it a try.
    Great review daaaahling!
    *kisses* HH

  7. Anna Johnston

    I bought Whittakers Bittersweet Peanut Slab and it was consumed all in one night with the help of …., oh alright… no one helped me…, alright. I just kept picking, picking, picking and reached over for more and it was gone. I think my conclusions were I rather liked it…, maybe loved it.. I could certainly have some more. Now you’ve reminded me about it I may not rest easy until I find more….. that’s the sort of thing that happens with me when me & chokky team up so well….. just sayin’

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    You know I think I’ve only seen the peanut slab here but I’ve seen milk and dark sticks in NZ and they’re a good snack size and portion controlled. Cos that’s important you know 😉

  9. Simply Life

    Oh look at that great texture!

  10. Johanna GGG

    well you have me interested in this chocolate – I have seen whitakers but I don’t think I have bought it unless I have maybe bought it for cooking – I obviously don’t read the labels that carefully. But never had the peanut version and never know it was from NZ – had actually thought it might be american or british – so yes your review is most enlightening!

  11. Louise

    I learnt something too. I never knew that Whittaker’s was from NZ. And since I’m a not infrequent visitor to the Land of the Long White Cloud I was slightly embarrassed. I don’t do the whole peanut and chocolate thing- blech, and I think I’ve only ever tried one of their bars- I think it was the coconut one. I tried this after a friend admitted to an overwhelming addiction to them, having one a day in the months before he needed coronary stenting (no mere coincidence I suspect). Anyway it was awful. Tasted soapy. I think I couldn’t finish it as I was sure that noise was my coronary arteries closing over. Will have to be more observant of the NZ supermarket shelves in January. Will try to find the nib one I think. I don’t think I’ve ever tried those properly. Or dark chocolate caramel. That just might do it for me.

  12. Kath Lockett

    Must. not. read. this. at. 9pm when full chocolate cravings are in force….!

  13. Agnes

    No no no no no no no no no. None of this dark chocolate peanut slab rubbish. You need the good ‘ole plain peanut slab. Or the almond gold slab. That’s it. That’s all that should exist in the Whittakers range. I need to go have a word with someone.

  14. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I always see these “slabs” (so true, they’re so thick!) in the supermarket and have wondered about them. I always feared they’d be too rich for me. I’ve never seen the dark choc one. I’m glad the peanuts were really nice, it’d be super disappointing if they were blah. and vegan too? brilliant! yay for the veganites!
    Heidi xo

  15. Camille

    A balanced meal. I like the way you think!

  16. ck

    I love your chocolate reviews and many a time I have looked at chocolate blocks from different places available here in Canberra and thought of your reviews. Reading them has made me really take note of the flavours in the chocolate and treat it more like wine than simply shoving it down my gob! In other words, I have learned something I feel is an important lesson by reading your blog. Thank you for that! I love trying different dark chocolates and also love peanut butter, so will keep reading and trying to learn.

  17. Rosemary

    What has happened to the dark chocolate NIB block? It wasmy absolute favorite. We eat the 72% now, and dark chocolate with almonds occasionally….but I so miss the NIB.

  18. John

    As a lot seem to like the milk choc, I hate it, and only eat the black stuff. Blacker the better. My dumb supermarkets have decided, I don`t like the “dark peanut slab” anymore, and have deleted from their system. I keep on complaining to management, but in one ear and out the other.