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  1. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    oh gosh~~I’m so spoiled and I see these in markets near me and I’ve never tried ’em!! I apologize for that. I shall try them very soon, as you make them sound so heavenly. 🙂 You’re truly a chocolate connoisseur, my friend.

  2. Louise

    I fully understand the misery of a dwindling stash of Vosges. I bought a few of the Naga bars home (but thankfully my husband doesn’t like it- that doubles my stash!). Sadly I didn’t get to try this one. I too will have to wish for plane tickets to fall in my lap. They only tried to get us to read utter DROSS at school. Wuthering Heights. Which I have read as an adult and still hate. The Mayor of Casterbridge and Sons and Lovers. Not the sort of things teenagers are ever going to like I suspect.

  3. Silvia

    I love the way you wrote this post!

    I enjoyed most of the books we had to read for school. Even back then, I saw these “had ro read books” as a good way to widen my horizon and discover authors I would not have known without school.

  4. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I love that this is referred to as ‘milk’ on the packet, whereas in Australia, 45% cocoa seems to be mistakenly classified as ‘dark’. Dark milk is exactly what it is, but Cadbury won’t be acknowledging that any time soon!

    I’m rather grateful that my high school English Lit and undergraduate English classes prompted me to read some of the more literary Australian authors out there (Patrick White, for instance). These days I am generally too lazy, and/or fall asleep too easily if they’re bedtime reading, which is quite terrible. Perhaps I should try pairing the reading with chocolate…

  5. Johanna GGG

    wow at first I thought you were going to say it was like tim tams because they just keep coming up with more flavours (just been to supermarket today and they are hard to avoid but I could resist)

    But this chocolate sounds far more sophisticated than tim tams and far more preferable than popcorn – I can’t help but think it made your studies all the more enjoyable

    I loved many of my books I studied at school – put it down to some great teaching – A House for Mr Biswas and Tirra Lirra By the River are just some of them.

  6. Lisa @ bakebikeblog

    There were so many books I loved! To Kill a Mockingbird, A Handmaid’s Tale, Hamlet….

  7. Emma

    That chocolate sounds delicious! Smoky flavours in chocolate is very intriguing.

    We read Bram Stoker’s Dracula in year 10. It made me feel smart! I’ll always remember it fondly. I should read it again.

  8. Lou

    That’s just mean – describing this heaven sent bar of goodness in such detail I can ALMOST taste it, to reveal that I can never have it? (cursing country of residence) I loved reading “The Outsiders,” and then watching the movie, ah Patrick Swayze, so young and fresh.

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I find it so rewarding when a food item tastes like the food it is supposed to. It doesn’t happen nearly often enough it seems because I get so excited when it does! And my dearest Spay Lady, when will smellavision or tastevision become a reality because we’ve heard so much about this chocolate but haven’t tried it! 😛

  10. Caroline

    First time commenter, but I had to tell you that you’ve made me want that chocolate desperately to fuel my study session tonight. Very sad I can’t have any 🙁

    Had to read and yet thoroughly enjoyed books at school were Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Handmaid’s Tale and Cloudstreet (which, admittedly, I wouldn’t have made it through without assessment, but I’m so glad I did)

  11. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I’d take Vosges over No-Doz any day! I was glad to have been forced to have read The Outsider, by Albert Camus. Apart from that….Hamlet I suppose.
    Heidi xo

  12. hungryandfrozen

    Okay, had to look up paucity. Perhaps their paucity helps keep them special? (Not that I subscribe to that theory, I’d rather have plenty of what I want, and now, thank you!) This chocolate bar would certainly be my choice over a Tim Tam, with its smoky salty excellence.

    Oh, and I updated my To Do List, which was shockingly lacking and remiss in one small area.

  13. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    Yum YUM, big Vosges fan here, too. I met the owner during an internship in Chicago several years back and she was amazingly nice. Nice boutique chocolate owners > not nice ones… not that I know that many (or any) but somehow it made the bars taste better from then on.

    Where can I buy them here? Not that we don’t have some beautiful artisan chocolate around, but sometimes it’s just a nostalgia thing.

  14. Simply Life

    I just read To Kill a Mockingbird and never read it as a student- it’s now my favorite book!

  15. Shannon @ Healthiful Balance

    I’ve seen this brand at a few health food stores in the US and they have so many good flavors! I’ve never gotten the chance to try one, but this one looks delish!

  16. Emma

    Poor Enchanted Mushroom, we all keep hating on it. So sad.

    I enjoyed being forced through the overly-lengthy, doesn’t-know-what-a-paragraph-is, An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. And I was also glad to read Sophie’s World. My classmates hated both of these choices, but literature is bigger than them; take that, 12th grade peers!

    Dwindle dwindle goes your stash / You must come to the US, where Vosges bars abound to re-hash!

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  18. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Just come visit already. Sheesh.

  19. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Sea salt is my favorite extra ingredient in chocolate. Chocolove makes this almond salt chocolate bar that they sell all over campus! mmm

    I’ve read tons of amazing books in school, sadly that was high school. College is the years of textbooks. Boring, drab, textbooks.

  20. ck

    I want your chocolate stash! This one sounds like an interesting combination of flavours, although it might have been the sea salt that got me in right away. The book that has always stood out for me from my days of studenthood is Franz Kafka’s ‘The Trail’.

  21. Mike

    Hannah – apparently Tim Tams breed in the fridge. You could try putting a couple of Vosges in your fridge tonight and you might get a pleasant surprise in the morning. P
    lace them alongside each other and wish for some melting moments.

  22. Hotly Spiced

    That chocolate looks delicious and I would love to try it.

  23. Ashley

    How do you keep churning out one amazing chocolate bar I’ve never heard of after another?!?! I want to live in your pantry where you keep all your chocolate!

    I think one of the few books I really felt was worthwhile reading at school was “First They Killed My Father”. So sad, but so real and necessary to read I think.

  24. whisperinggums

    Glad I *had* to read? Versus I would have been happy to read them anyhow? That’s really hard as I loved reading at school. I think I’ll answer a different question: What book are you sorry you didn’t read when you should have at school? And that is Great expectations. I read several Dickens’ books over the years before I finally tried it again and was able to finish it AND really like it!

    BTW That chocolate is very pretty.

  25. msihua

    Unfortunately..we never really got to do “books” other than the normal English Lit books which I didn’t bother taking. But I am glad I made myself read all the fantasy novels.. if not we’d have NOTHING in common.. okay I lie. DRAMA QUEEN!!!

  26. Three-Cookies

    The chocolate sounds delicious, I have never seen that brand before. Book – nothing springs to mind on the plus but there are a bunch that I am so unglad that I was forced to read, one of the Shakespeare’s book being one of them. Those were terrible days, reading and not understanding anything

  27. Erika - The Teenage Taste

    Hickory smoked almonds in a chocolate bar? How interesting! 🙂

  28. Alisa Fleming

    I’m going to be so sad on the day when you run out of those bars. I’ve never tried them (they cost so much!) and have been eating vicariously through your reviews 🙂

  29. GourmetGetaways

    Oh gee, I have stumbled across your site and it is full of delicious chocolate. I will be in serious trouble here I am sure. Loved the Vegan Maple & Choc slice… I will have to make it for sure. 🙂

  30. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I had to read “Wild Swans” in school. It was painful at the time, we had a page of questions to answer on each chapter (and it is a long book) but it gave me such an interesting insight into the cultural revolution in China.

    That chocolate sounds fab, what a great flavour combo.

    My birthday cake was made with an entire 300g block of lindt 52% chocolate on the weekend, it was spectacular.

  31. Brittany

    Chocolate!!!! You speak to my heart.

  32. penny aka jeroxie

    Find me a chocolate bar that never runs out, I am so there!

  33. whisperinggums

    I knew that! I meant, I can’t remember what you did for Unicorn but I probably have all your essays from which you could discover some of the texts. Perhaps. If you wanted to.

  34. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I love the prints on the chocolate pieces! 😀

    We had to read Goethe’s Faust at school and I was in love with that book from the first page onwards. It really gave me back the enjoyment of school (for a limited time at least).

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