Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Trader Joe's Tuesday: Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar

I was debating for an unreasonably long time on whether I should do a post proclaiming my love for Trader Joe's. Here I am, raving about a grocery store, it makes me sound pretty dorky, right? I mean, grocery stores, in general, don't garner much interest, or any for that matter, being that it's such a common and entirely straightforward subject. But I thought I would try something different, and begin a special food series where I chat about my Trader Joe's finds. The specialty store is my favorite place to go for groceries and frozen treats, hands down. My snack pantry tends to be stocked with many of their delicious and quality food items. I couldn't just keep all the goods to myself, so allow me to give you peeks inside of my ongoing Trader Joe's obsession...let's start with CHOCOLATE! 

I was really craving chocolate the other day when I was in the store for a quick grocery run. And I guess the next logical thing was having this 72% Cacao Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar calling out to me in the check-out station. The packaging gives me Amazon Rainforest vibes even though I have no idea what it's truly like there. Having been a devoted milk chocolate fan ever since I could walk, I was surprised to realize that nowadays I actually prefer the bitter taste of dark chocolate. The 72% cacao content might look intimidating for those who aren't big on dark chocolate, but the flavor isn't as intense as it looks. The chocolate is only mildly bitter. Though it has a bold cacao taste upon the first bite, it melts into a rich and creamy pool of chocolate goodness. I don't think I would've liked it if the cacao percentage went any higher than 72%. It satisfies my craving for sweets, as I happily indulged away - I wasn't shy on eating the last piece of the bar. Due to the health benefits of dark chocolate, it lessens the guilt whenever I reach for seconds. Now if I could only stop myself from eyeing this delicious and exotic-looking chocolate bar every time I'm in the check-out area...

{ rating } 
5 out of 5

Look out for more Trader Joe's Tuesdays!


  1. I love chocolate so much! I crave and I buy myself different kind of bars! lol When I was in Prague, I visited a Belgian chocolate store and I must say they have one of the best chocolates! This looks so good!

     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

    1. what's your favorite kind?

      i bought an Ecuador chocolate bar from trader joe's the other day and it wasn't that great. definitely going to stick to Belgian!

  2. I absolutely LOVE dark chocolate! Anything between 70-75% is like heaven for me!