While in Chicago last weekend, I went to the World Market. Beside the fact that I could have spent all day in there… the place is very unique with its mostly organic food, specialty cookware, rare home décor, etc.
When I found the tea section, I was a little disappointed to see nothing out of the ordinary – the usual brands of tea that can be found in big name grocery stores. However, I did find some tea-infused chocolate in which I found interesting.
Green Earl Grey Dark Chocolate
The title is self explanatory. The ingredients are 90% organic. When I finally opened the package (it was a little hard to get into) it smelled like chocolate more than anything. I couldn’t smell the tea or bergamot oil at all.
It was like a battle of sweet and bitter and I’m not really sure who won. Since dark chocolate is both bitter and sweet and tea is both bitter and sweet… I know I made a weird combination of facial expressions while tasting the candy – kind of like “What the holy hell did I just put in my mouth?”
Nonetheless, it was rather good. After eating three little squares I have made the conclusion that although it was good, the dark chocolate ends up taking over… I think milk chocolate would have been a better match for this type of tea.
Organic Masala Chai Milk Chocolate
This chocolate bar includes milk chocolate (duh), black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and cloves. I could smell the spices and then the milk chocolate as I opened the package. It smelled a lot like pumpkin pie.
The cinnamon was the spice I tasted the most, but the milk chocolate was front and center. The cloves were close behind. It seriously tasted like pumpkin pie in candy bar form. I really liked this one.
I wish I would have bought more than one bar of this kind (I only bought one of each) but each of these bars was $2.99. The only other tea-infused bar that they had at this particular store was white chocolate infused with chamomile. I am not a fan of white chocolate so I passed on that one.
You can find more information about tea-infused chocolate at The Tea Room.