- Alpha Thyme. “Pure dark chocolate, fragrant thyme, and golden roasted flax seeds." Tasting notes: This was loaded with too much stuff, flax seeds, crispy rice bites. Rather than adding an interesting texture or crunch, it took away from the chocolate. I tasted this one blind, couldn’t quite determine what the spicing was, but knew there was something in there (it turned out to be the thyme).
- Belgian Biscuit Dark Chocolate: "The finest Latin American cacaos with traditional Belgian biscuits and golden flax seeds". Tasting notes: Didn't really taste the biscuits, just a strange gritty texture.
- Ginger Dark Chocolate Bar: "66% cacao, ginger flavor & shavings, guarana extract". Tasting notes: The ginger was spicy, the dark chocolate decent, but overall, not something I really loved.
- Lavender Chocolate Bar: "50% cacao, lavender flavor, lime blossom extract." Tasting notes: This was a milk chocolate, but a really nice one. Creamy, with interesting flavors going on. The lavender was subtle, but there. It wasn't in your face floral. Really, quite nice!
- Lime Granola, milk chocolate: "The finest Latin American cacao with crunchy granola, zesty lime and green tea extract". Tasting notes: Nice zing from lime, but the granola gives it a really strange crunch. Decent milk chocolate.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
New Tree Chocolates
I first discovered New Tree at the SF Chocolate Salon, sampling a slew of different chocolates. I've since run into them a few other places around town. Unfortunately, I lost most of my tasting notes from those events, but they just opened a chocolate shop and cafe in downtown San Francisco, so I'm hoping to stop in sometime and try out a bunch more of their chocolates, after which, I'll update this page!