If there is one thing I have learned in growing my blog it is that you should never be afraid to reach out to people. What’s the worst thing that can happen? They will say no, exactly. Nothing to fear. So when Vosges Haut Chocolat agreed to send me some chocolate samples, I was over the moon. Actually I don’t want to be over the moon, I don’t think there is too much chocolate in outer space. But I was pretty happy. When I received 12 different Vosges Haut Chocolat bars, I was even more ecstatic.
The first one I tried was their reishi mushroom and walnut bar. Don’t worry, I was kind of skeptical of the whole mushroom/chocolate concept too, but fear not, the combination works! Because the chocolate is relatively dark, the mushroom acts to enhance its earthy qualities. If it was milk chocolate I’m not sure I could say the same. The walnut pieces also added a bit of texture without being so big that they took over the entire bar. Also, this is totally aesthetic but I love the little lady with her purse that they etch into some of the squares. 5/5 for design Vosges Haut Chocolat!
I am really looking forward to trying all of the other bars. Some of the combinations are pretty wild, that’s for sure! I love Matcha green tea so I am thinking I will like it even more in chocolate. As for the Vosges Haut Chocolat Super Dark coconut ash and banana bar, I think it will be perfect melted on top of some nanaimo bars, considering that they already contain coconut in the crust.
They also sent me some bars from their sister company Wild Ophelia and things get even crazier. Why put mushrooms in a chocolate bar when you can throw beef jerky in there instead? Or bbq potato chips, depending on your salty cravings. Personally I am looking forward to trying the Southern hibiscus peach bar. An icebox cookie with the sweet cherry pecan bar is also in the works. Looks like I’ve got a lot of chocolate consumption ahead of me!