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  1. ck

    Chocolatepalooza away Ms Hannah! We get more chocolate for our buck that way! SOunds like you’ve been having an awesome time in Melbourne. Seriously envious, I so need a Melbourne fix.

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I did like this Chocolatepalooza mish-mash, it was fun and bite-sized! Too bad about the pistachio bar. It’s pretty hard to mess up something with pistachios in it but somehow they managed, huh?

  3. Three-Cookies

    Pleasantly surprised to see the Oxfam brand being used. I hope they are compensated adequately.
    Vessel – I guess they are indicating that the chocolate will float like a vessel because of the air bubbles, fog is irrelevant I think, just makes it more romantic?

  4. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    I like my chocolate dark so the Black Chocolate sounds the best.
    Don’t you wish Wonkaland really existed? I’d love a river of chocolate and marshmallowy mushroom thingos

    1. Emma

      I’d love giant gummy bears that I could kick whilst wearing a dastardly expression on my face!

  5. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    I definitely wouldn’t mind more chocolatepalooza posts…not one bit! TURTLES! Were you, perhaps referring to these?

  6. Emma

    I think the chocolate with bubble-holes is a gross idea… I’ve only tried it once, and I was so sadly disappointed. This bar’s so much cooler if only for the name, and the ship, and the oddly translated sentence in the corner.

    I have so much chocolate that I had hoped to review, beginning in, oh I dunno, August?

    Oh well:)

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I would love repeats of posts like this 🙂 Seriously love. (Although I think it deserves note that I like your usual approach to chocolate reviews too!).

    I’ve been wanting to try the Oxfam chocolate for some time, but any time I’m at the Oxfam shop in Perth I buy Alter Eco chocolate instead. Now I have motivation to actually buy their own brand 🙂

  8. Rach

    I absolutely love your “tasting notes” – hilarious! And so true to how our brain works as we experience something new. 🙂

  9. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I figured “turtle” meant chocolate-and-nuts-and-caramel, like turtle cheesecake or turtle candies. Do you have those down under?

    I’d like to try the turtley one or the sugar-free one, myself!

  10. Lou

    Oh I saw the Oxfam stuff and wondered if it was any good – now I will totally go get me some turtle tasty chocolate treats 😉

  11. Whispering Gums

    Or, maybe you just can’t read your own writing and it wasn’t “turtle” at all. Now, what could it be? Tummy? Hmm … I give up. Keine ahnung.

    1. Mike

      beats me too!

  12. Johanna GGG

    oh hannah your tasting notes are always so entertaining and your photos are enticing even though I know I am far more likely to eat the supermarket brands – great idea to do a chocolatepalooza because as we all know it is far easier to eat chocolate than to blog about it

  13. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    I’m really intrigued by the dark Meiji!! Because Meiji makes so many fun and delicious treats like the gummy bears covered in chocolate and all. haha! Turtle. I love that word for some reason; hence, you used it just to make me laugh. I also like to say it with the voice of the turtle guy on “master of disguise”. Have you watched that silly movie?

  14. Catherine McLean

    I’m rather fond of the Oxfam one for cooking, actually – I like to be fair-trade when I can, and it makes a pretty good chocolate mud cake. But it isn’t always practical (or cost-effective) to use it, of course. But I did use it for my Quaker godmother’s wedding cupcakes – it seemed in line with her beliefs – and it worked very well.

  15. Kath Lockett

    I wouldn’t mind at all, and absolutely identify with the glut of reviews – at one stage during GoneChocco I had no less than 60 awaiting publication!

  16. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    an interesting collection of chocolates you have there Miss Hannah!

  17. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Reminds me of my recipe drafts. 😛

    I totally don’t mind when you review chocs in bulk. Just keep them coming! 😀

  18. Hotly Spiced

    Wow! What variety. I think I’d most like to try the first one with the air bubbles. It’s very photogenic. I probably could do without a block of sugar-free because what’s the point – if you’re going to eat chocolate you may as well fully indulge.

  19. Priyanka

    For the turtle flavor alone, I want to try the oxfam chocolate 😉 No really, it sounds and looks fantastic!

  20. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Chocolatepalooza sounds great – I love being able to compare all the different ones at once. I would probably choose the Meiji Black Chocolate but then again the Lotte had bubbles, and I love bubbles.

  21. Christine

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  22. beti

    that first chocolate bar looks really delicious, I’ve never seen ir before but I can’t wait to find it and eat it

  23. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    What if we answer that we want to try them ALL? 😛

  24. Ashley

    I’m totally for posts with more chocolate. 😉

    And for me, I would love the Lotte ‘Vessel in the fog’ chocolate, as I used to be crazy about aero bars and the bubbles! That and the name is just too cool. Who names their chocolate like that? Really?

  25. Catherine

    I’m a sucker for the sugar-free angle so I’d predictably go for that. Although the Vessel in the Fog label (I live in the foggy Venetian plains)had me wavering.

    My Chrissie stash (very thin this year) included some dark chocolate dipped ginger sticks from Pierre Marcolini in Belgium. Arrrgh! This is what I am sending you in your imaginary Xmas box from Italy!

  26. Sarah

    This chocopalooza is so thorough I feel like I know them all so well. I’d love more of these review interludes:)

  27. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I love this post 🙂 I was going to do something similar soonish because I love chocolate and trying them from all over the place ~ I already have a few chocolates that you might like to try ~ have you had Sees candies before?

  28. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Btw the sugar free would be the best 🙂 less damage is done lol

  29. hungryandfrozen

    You know, if this was the fifties, and we were all different people, your chocolate reaction-notes could’ve totally been beat poetry, and seriously challenged this male-dominated genre. (*cough* former BA Student *cough*)

    Am always amazed at how many different creators of chocolate there are in the world when I read your blog. I’ve been away from the computer for a while so I’m looking forward to catching up on it all 🙂

  30. sophia

    Lotte!! That is Korean! xD
    And I love Meiji chocolate.

  31. Louise

    Turtles aren’t common here (malheuresment), but The Curious Chocolatier in Canberra has a bar (can’t remember the name) that is totally turtle. Very delicious. What a great selection of chocolates you had there- I’d never stumbled over any of them of course.

  32. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    mmmm u know what? maybe create a separate page called “choclatepalooza” that gives your best chocolate suggestions to your readers! i would love to see that hehehe since there are so many varieties here. like that sugar free dark chocolate one, i would love to try that since i constantly crave chocolate and i’m on a sugar free cleanse!

  33. theresa

    I’ve never had chocolate with novelty air bubbles before, so I want to try that one.

    Also, yay! Blogging straight from your chocolate tasting notes! I love that!

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