I saw this confection at Wal-Mart the other day, and I was intrigued. I was also impressed that Wal-Mart was selling something so trendy and chic… in the world of chocolate anyway. The bar is made by Chuao Chocolatier.
Online this bar goes for $6.00 a piece. I got mine at Wal-Mart for $4.00! Anyway, I was not expecting to like this combination of dark chocolate, chipotle, salt and popping candy…aka Pop Rocks! Pop Rocks? Even if I didn’t like it, I didn’t care. How could someone not at least try something with Pop Rocks in it? I hadn’t had Pop Rocks in a while, and I knew there was no better time than now to have them as an adult. This is an “adult” candy bar. The dark 60 % cacao chocolate, spicy chipotle and salt would not appeal to many kids.
The flavor of the bar was actaully very nice. The bittersweet chocolate was complemented well by the subtle spice of the chipotle and salt. The pop rocks don’t hit you at first. You can sense the crunch immediately. The popping begins as the candy melts and the carbon dioxide gas inside the pop rocks is released creating an audible pop and a bubbling sensation in your mouth. So fun! I liked this candy bar. I wouldn’t have one everyday, but it would make a fun little gift or a candy bar to share with a few people. I will probably try some of the other Chuao flavors now. They have a new Panko Bar coming this fall, and a Spicy Maya being sold online and maybe at Wal-Mart…so, go get yourself one.