Why am I writing about this? Because I've tasted almost every type of chocolate I've ever had access to, and none actually slowed me down while I consumed it. With this bar, I took small bites, savoring them. It took me three entire evenings to actually finish one bar. I usually gulp chocolate in some vacuum-like frenzy, tasting little and consuming much in record time; I feel silly afterwards, a bit guilty, and vow to slow down next foray. With the Dagoba, I felt reflective. I smelled the chocolate slowly and noticed that the lavender aroma was so strong, yet the taste of it was barely there.
I could go on.
It's dark chocolate infused with lavender essence througout. It is subtle, thought-provoking. Sense-provoking is probably more accurate. Wild blueberries peppered throughout the chocolate round out this unusual, delicious combination.
Dagoba talks of its research into the "alchemy of chocolate." Alchemy is chemistry, but, as importantly, it is also magic. And in small type on the back of its wrapper, they mention their philosophy: "You can deprive the body, but the soul needs chocolate." Enough said.
Whole Foods Markets, seeming to spring up most everywhere lately, carry the entire Dagoba Chocolate Bar line, judging from the shelf space I saw it occupy. Go to the online source to see even more: www.dagobachocolates.com
I didn't plan to write food or product reviews on this blog, but I wish I'd bought more.