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  1. Gary

    So where do I get a Vosges Creole Bar?

  2. Emma

    I’ve been to Baton Rouge, and to the Tabasco factory on Avery Island, but not to New Orleans. However, chicory coffee has my full interest.

    What does not is the increasing amount of poor Vosges reviews out there, all saying the same things: that the chocolate is either flavorless, or hit-and-miss flavor, or not what the packaging describes it to be. Lame, Vosges. Spend some more time sending me beautiful decorative emails filled with cursive purple script everyday, why don’t you? Maybe then I’ll buy your pancake mix?

    I think maybe they’ve gotten a bit big for their britches. However, I still like their chocolate – and prefer the darker percentage bars, by far;)

    1. CheezyK

      Please excuse me for butting in here but … you’ve been to the Tabasco factory?! You are officially my hero of the day (and I must remember to add that to the one day in the future planned trip to the US).

      1. Emma

        At the time, I’d never even really had Tabasco, cause I couldn’t stand anything spicier than ketchup. But it was a nice short tour, they gave out three mini bottles of Tabasco and its offspring, and offered the opportunity to buy endless Tabasco merchandise (including cola and ice cream)!

        I left with a serving tray and free bottle of Tabasco mustard. Score!!

  3. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I adore your flavor descriptions. Too bad about the lack of gingerbread flavor, though I do love anything salty and chocolate!

  4. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    I would marry the gingerbread bar before the creole, even thought I agree it didn’t taste like gingerbread.

    I mean, it’s like a guy who puts on a cover but opens up with just you…

  5. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    That harlot Rosaline, she maketh off with your gingerbread and cares not of your woe! I was just talking about New Orleans tonight as a matter of fact. It was fun when I was a teenager and found a White Russian Slushie to be a thing of wonder, and it was semi-fun as a young adult to take a better-than-expected vampire tour, but as a boring adult I just can’t hear When The Saints come Marching In on sax ten times a day and not lose it anymore. That Creole bar though, is one that I would have passed up by the package description, but now I must try it!

  6. Johanna GGG

    I had high hopes of the gingerbread chocolate too – well in my vicarious armchair way! But then I started to wonder what it was that made it a gingerbread chocolate rather than a spice chocolate if all it has is the spices of gingerbread – I had thought of little nuggets of gingerbread in it.

    And you can have the chicory coffee – though I only know i dislike coffee and am less sure about chicory which I don’t think I have tasted despite a friend wanting to do an honours thesis on chicory history before she gave up her honours altogether!

  7. Mike

    Fear not thou chocolate coated wayfarer. Rumour has it that a gingerbread man is hiding under your pillow tonight. Yes, tonight!

  8. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    This post really made me smile 🙂 I think you and the Creole chocolate make a great couple (for as long as you last 😉 ) and I share your disappointment in the gingerbread bar. So much so that I hope a Vosges representative reads this post and changes the recipe to make it really taste of gingerbread, because I now want gingerbread chocolate quite badly. I didn’t know it existed until 10 minutes ago, but now its existence seems of utmost importance. Utmost.

  9. Agnes

    Do chocolate and gingerbread belong together? I’m not sure they do. I guess we’ll never know since your chocolate bar was lacking the gingerbread part. 🙂

  10. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    that’s the worst… when you have your expectations high and the taste is mediocre. i’ve been meaning to ask you, do you have a go-to dark chocolate bar?

  11. theresa

    Lul at your sport metaphors.

    Reading your post makes me wonder how often (or even, if ever?) chocolate bars get put in the wrong wrapper. Like, maybe it was just salted chocolate and someone really stuffed up the label? I doubt it would really be the case, but fun to speculate.

  12. Lou

    Dude, I want that creole bar…. argh so bad. I want it to be my chocolate HUSBAND. Bummer on the gingerbread front, I too adore gingerbreag, love anything with that earthy molassey flavour 🙂

  13. Dienna

    I’ve tried Vosges’ Mo’s Chocolate Bacon Bar, but I’ve never had the flavors you’ve mentioned before. I need to try them, even the gingerbread one, since I’d rather try something for myself before writing it off.

    Thanks for the review!

  14. Three-Cookies

    I am just wondering why this happened. A lot of testing etc would have been done before the product was released. Bad batch? Or maybe the spices got mellow after sitting for too long? Or maybe you had spicy food just before and this muted the spices in the bar? Oops sounds like I am defending Vosges.

  15. Kath Lockett

    Never ever been to the US, let alone New Orleans and keep hoping that LC will get a work trip there that coincides with us having:
    * a healthy bank account
    * school holidays (so that Sapphire can come too).

    Gingerbread and chocolate is a divine pairing, so it seems out of character for Vosges to get that wrong.

  16. Silvia

    This bar sounds great! I have a soft spot for chocolate coffee bars anyway, and this sounds special.
    I’ve never been to New Orleans, the only places I’ve visited in the US so far were Denver and California.

    I’ve never ever had a Vosges bar to start with…

  17. muppy

    you have sold me on the creole, i want some NOW!!!

  18. Winston

    Oh wooow… I don’t think I’ve ever eaten even close to half the chocolates you have in my lifetime! Not just that, the chocolates you show are always so far-fetched and interesting. I need to stop loitering in just the choc section of Big W and look past that for far better options out there lol.

  19. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    I was in New Orleans briefly back in 07 or 08. I wasn’t a fan but the Gods were not working in my favor. Lost luggage started off the day….but to each their own, I know a ton of people who love the city!

  20. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    sadly we ran out of time during our recent US adventure and we didnt get to New Orleans

  21. Rach

    Yup, I’ve been to NOLA! Most recently this past August, but that was only for a day… before that we went 2 years ago and spent 4 days there. It was great!

  22. Ashley

    Chocolate boyfriends! Haha! I think I tend to go through them pretty quickly as well…better not till Brad….!

    I love the little imprints on the chocolate, tres cute. 🙂

  23. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Oh I would have been so disappointed by that gingerbread one – don’t lead a girl on with promises of gingerbread and not deliver!

    New Orleans is so on my list of places I must visit. One of these days maybe.

  24. Christine

    I was just blogging about how much I love Blue Bottle coffee. The coffee I most often get is New Orleans style with the chicory flavor. It is to die for. Now I must try the creole chocolate!!!

  25. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    GASP – no gingerbread to be tasted amongst all that chocolate! That’s disappointing.

    hahaha! Did you end up gettin some alone time with the 2nd bar? It does sound amazin…I’d likely need some alone time aswell.

  26. Catherine

    Have not been to New Orleans but when you tire of your new guy do wrap him up well and pop him on the plane to Venice please. Or does he have a big brother?

  27. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    *sob sob* I want my own Vosges stash (but maybe a version with more gingerbread please!).

  28. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Ohhh it’s a shame when the gingerbread chocolate 🙁 it’s always disappointing when they don’t meet your expectations.

    But I really want to get my hands on the second bar ~Where can you get Vosges chocolates in Australia? 😀

  29. Tammy

    I love the sound of the creole bar. I’ll be off later seeking it out!

  30. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    omg gingerbread toffee chocolate?! Be still my heart! And New Orleans is totally on my bucket list. I had plans to visit but then Hurricane Katrina hit 🙁 One day!

  31. Louise

    Sadly I didn’t make it to New Orleans on my trip to Houston last year. We planned to go for a weekend, but there was a stupid Hurricane in the way, and couldn’t go. I wish I had found that gingerbread toffee bar, even if it was a bit disappointing. Of course I have no interest at all in the creole.

  32. Camille

    Cedar! That’s that flavor I hate in low-quality cinnamon! Thank you for helping me figure that out. And yes, I have been o new Orleans, once. It was a marvelous two days of eating nothing but delicious food!

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