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  1. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Whee, thank you so much for making this kind post! I’m happy you liked the chocolate (at pleased that you still have three more chocs to try ;)). You already know that I play the piano, but you probably didn’t know that I also sing! Badly, I must admit, but I’m practicing regularly under the shower! 😛

  2. Evan Thomas

    I love Vivani but am on the fence about green tea chocolate. Maybe I need to give it another try.

  3. Kate

    I love the fact that you take tasting notes! When I’m eating something yummy, all I can think is “YUMMMMM” and that’s about as deep as my thoughts go.

    Sadly, I don’t play any instruments- in elementary school my parents knew I wouldn’t be able to keep track of an instrument so I was put in choir instead. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument- any one will do!

  4. Emma

    I’ve never had a Vivani bar that I’ve liked. I haven’t had a plain bar by them though, just flavors that they’ve failed at flavoring. Lemon. Green tea. Orange (you’ll agree with me on that one no matter what). All fails. But I’d fall for them again, especially if I saw this interesting combination. After all, I like their artwork.

    I have wanted to pick up the banjo again for several years, but haven’t had the cash to plunk down for one. On Friday I found that my friend and her fiancé have three banjos between the two of them. Not fair, Hannah, not fair.

  5. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    what an interesting flavour combination!

  6. JohannaGGG

    not flavours that I would choose but it sounds interesting – especially the sound of the texture of tealeaves – I think I would prefer them in a chocolate bar than in my tea (though I would probably say that of many things!) Kath is lovely and I would love to be a fly on the wall and hear your duet!

  7. Alisa

    musical? Nope. But I am wondering about making some green tea chocolate now 🙂

  8. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Bitsy! I love bits in my chocolate 🙂 Although I find that most chocolates with bits (I wish there was a more glamorous way to phrase that) are often very sweet – I like that this has a 70% cocoa base and thus (I am guessing) escapes that trend.

    On the topic of sweetness and also pineapple notes in chocolate, have you tried the Lindt Excellence dark chocolate with passionfruit? I was going to review it but then thought I’d leave it to the expert 🙂

  9. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Ohhhh… lime pineapple chocolates would be wonderful.

    I thought of you tonight – my local chocolate shop has a make-your-own chocolate bark option. Mine had chili powder, roasted hazelnuts, and toasted coconut. And then I did on with local peanuts, pretzels, and applewood smoked grey salt. It was pretty amazing. 🙂


    I would LOVE to try this! Chocolate and green tea…..

  11. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    YAY! Chocolate from Germany! Special. I grew up playing the piano but alas, I gave up. Stupid teenage Heidi. I used to also play the flute but had to give that up as it made me faint to play it *blush*.
    Heidi xo

  12. Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse

    I agree with you about the texture; I love different lumps and bumps in chocolate! One of my favourites is an apricot and cashew bar and the texturedness makes it. Funny but my chocolate always ends up disappearing too, not quite sure why that is… 🙂
    And I play the piano, (badly) the guitar (badly) and used to sing in a band. It was called Bullshed though so that probably tells you something about its quality…!

  13. Lou

    I play the trumpet.

    Hmmm don’t know if I’d be a fan of this chocolate… I’m not the hugest fan of crazy flavours in my chocolate – I like it straight up. So can you enlighten me as to what you would classify as “dark” chocolate? I see it as anything with over 70% cocoa BUT it just seems like companies slap the label “dark” on anything these days. Annoying.

  14. Catherine

    Mmm, just popping downstairs to sneak in some dark chocolate before I make my porridge. I play classical piano, which is terribly solo, so I could a offer some Chopin nocturnes for when the band is trashed and everybody gets pensive? I don’t think my Bach or Scarlatti would go down too well.
    Gawd I used to play thumping Liszt duets in eisteddfods too!

  15. Kath Lockett

    Gotta love anyone named Kath 🙂

    And Vivani – how weird that Germany is jokingly called The Big Canton (extra state) here in Switzerland, but I’ve not clapped eyes on any Vivani?

  16. Libby

    The title of his post got me excited because I LOVE my green tea and mangoes. I was disappointed to hear that there wasn’t enough of each in the chocolate but hey, I love pineapples just as much so we’ll call it a wash :d

  17. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oooh oooh ooh! I have an answer for our band name and I hope you’ll know exactly what I’m referencing. Our band would be called SEXUAL CHOCOLATE! 🙂

    P.S. Please know what movie I’m quoting from….

  18. hungryandfrozen

    I love your chocolate posts, I do, I do. Almost as much as I love chocolate called Gruntee Mango. I will remember that for when I next require a pseudonym (hubristic, you might say, but why it happened just the other day. At a mini golf tournament no less, it was decided we should have pseudonyms. I could’ve really done with Gruntee Mango at the time.)

  19. muppy

    not sure if i would like it, and you’ll be pleased to know that meat pie chips were no where to be found in the supermarket!

  20. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Such a cool flavour for chocolate!
    And I play piano. We can call our band Chocolate Piano. I am a genius, am I not?

  21. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    I LOVE texture in chocolate bars. I almost can’t imagine green tea and mango mixing with the chocolate, though I do like each separately. You’ve got me so curious.

  22. whisperinggums

    It’s unAustralian to not like mango … were you adopted?

  23. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    Sounds delicious!! I always like something that smooth and velvety, but with satisfying little crunches all throughout. I do play instruments, though I wouldn’t say I’m GREAT. I play classical piano, basic clarinet, and some bass guitar. The bass guitar I just had to pick it up long ago for my old church’s worship band!! It was an awesome experience. 😀

  24. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I also love that “bitsy” texture. And the flavor of damp leaves sounds excellent, as that’s a flavor I look for in teas. I used to play the clarinet but can’t any longer. If we started a band I’d have to play something obnoxious like a cowbell or pots and pans and we’d call ourselves The Bitsy Damp Leaves, self-titled album out in 2012.

  25. Errign

    I don’t play ANYTHING. I’m very, very, very tonedeaf and completely uncoordinated!

  26. Ashley

    Green tea and mango? That’s an interesting mix! I’ve tried one white chocolate + green tea chocolate from singapore before, but it wasn’t very nice as the chocolate quality wasn’t that great. Although the box was pretty. So preeeettty.

    I was just saying to Brad the other night that my parents must be so disappointed in me. I learnt the piano until grade 5, and the clarinet and bassoon from grade 6 until end of high school….and never really kept up with any of them D: Although I do miss my bassoon. I could play the triangle in the band though?

  27. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Mmm, sounds yummy.

    I am musically challenged. But I appreciate listening to it, so I will just have to be an adoring fan of your (no doubt exceptionally cool) band.

  28. Spencer

    Looks great. Can’t wait to try one!

  29. penny aka jeroxie

    All the way from Germany? Lucky you. And no, I am not a musical person…. 😐

  30. Winston

    Hahaha… There, there *pats Hannah virtually on the head*. Don’t be sad that all your chocolate is gone, at least it is SO cool of Kath to think of you and send you this bar of choc all the way from Germany. I hope this gift helps you realise what a special person you are and why we love coming to your blog each time, Hannah! *joins the legions of fans in the I Love Hannah fan club ;p”

  31. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

    I’ve never tried chocolate with mango and green tea. The package looks gorgeous, I’d love to try it!

  32. Louise

    Well put me in the 98%! I love, love love mango. I do prefer mango with milk chocolate though. And I think I’m nearly at the end of my thinking that green tea is worth trying, surely some of it must be nice stage. If the best patissiers in Paris can turn out green tea things that I actually need to spit out, then I think there is something wrong. Glad you are on the mend.