We got some organic dark chocolate bars today. From left to right we have Grenada 71%, Rapunzel 70%, and Equal Exchange 71%.
First let’s look at the packaging. The Rapunzel bar has an old-school foil inner wrapper, giving it a story-book Wonka bar sort of feel (never mind that real-world Wonka bars are horrific blocks of cheap sugar and artificial chocolatey flavor). Next, the Equal Exchange bar has a somewhat disappointing plastic inner wrapper. The Grenada bar has a fairly standard foil-covered paper inner wrapper.
Now let’s break off a chunk of each bar to check for texture. Really, they all had about the same texture in this test. Pretty satisfying all around. Now the fun part: the taste test!
First we tasted the Rapunzel bar. Pretty good, with fruity undertones, but a bit tart for my palette. It’s hard to eat more than a few squares at a time.
Next, the Equal Exchange bar. Yum! Â This is what chocolate tastes like. I could eat the whole thing right now.
Finally, the Grenada bar. Again, pretty good (after all, it’s chocolate) but it doesn’t balance out quite right.
Conclusion? Â Despite the somewhat lame wrapper, the Equal Exchange bar comes out on top. It was the first one to disappear completely in our chocolate eating test kitchen.