One – Tcho – Three

I have always thought that I was among a small cohort of folks that loved dark chocolate. I knew my paternal grandmother liked it… but that was about all I knew in terms of folks that like this manna of the gods. It turns out a friend of mine from high school also enjoys this treat.

Two months ago (I started this post on 9/27/08), I invited the only other person (besides my grandmother) that I knew liked dark chocolate and we did a taste test. I pulled some tasting charts off the web and we sat down and tasted.

This was two months ago, the tasting notes are so well placed for safekeeping that I am unable to find them and have to resort to the notes he wrote when he posted the photos of our dark chocolate event!

This one was our favorite; though I will sadly have to find a way let TCHO know not to send chocolate to AZ in the summer.
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TCHO – Fruity, Peru, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

This one arrived as the weather was getting cooler and the delivery person handed it to a real person rather than leave it on the porch. This one was a close second and showed the potential palate pleasure if the first one had not bloomed. Tcho makes some awesome chocolate.
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TCHO – Nutty, Peru, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

Plus their packaging rocks.
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TCHO!, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

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TCHO!, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

This one had bloomed as well and while third in terms of which we liked, it was still a close call. All these chocolates are excellent!
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TCHO!, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

This chocolate, was not chocolate in my opinion – bleeeeah.
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Green and Black’s Dark, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

and the same goes for this…
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We did not even open these, but I know they are a great dark chocolate bar (especially for the price).
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Trader Joe’s, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

Chocolate truffles, from Hershey, that did not suck!
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Truffles, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

Now, maybe my friend will load up the pictures he took of the “youbars” samples we tested so I can write that review as well!

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