A Few of Your Favorite Things


Bean to Bar, Favorites, Regional Bar Collection / Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Not surprisingly, one of the most common questions we get here at the store is “What’s your most popular bar?” (right after “What’s your favorite bar?” which can be difficult to answer and thus a question for another time). With a wall of artisan chocolate that boasts over 200 bars from more than 20 countries, choosing which one you want to try can be difficult for even the most seasoned chocolate lover. After all, they are all delicious!

Arranged by Origin
Chocolopolis Wall of Bars

Some take a systematic approach and work from one side of the wall to the other, trying each bar at least once. Some pick a bar they love and stick with it. Some go for what’s new. While others steer clear of the whole problem entirely and choose to simply mainline their chocolate in the form of our delectable drinks.

For those of you who haven’t settled on a system of chocolate eating I’ve compiled a list of our most popular bars this year to help guide your decision making.

Top 10 Bars 2012 (so far)

1Francois Pralus Le 100% Dark Chocolate Francois Pralus Le 100% Dark Chocolate
 
2. Chocolopolis Dark Orchard Bar Chocolopolis Dark Orchard Bar

3. Dandelion Madagascar 70% Dark Chocolate Dandelion Madagascar 70% Dark Chocolate

4.Chocolopolis Salty Dark Bar Chocolopolis Salty Dark Bar
 
5. Rogue Sambirano 70% Dark Chocolate Rogue Sambirano 70% Dark Chocolate
 
6. Chocolopolis Spicy Aztec Dark Bar Chocolopolis Spicy Aztec Dark Bar
 
7. E. Guittard Nocturne 91% Dark Chocolate E. Guittard Nocturne 91% Dark Chocolate
 
8. Chocolat Moderne Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar Chocolat Moderne Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar
 
9. Rogue Hispaniola 70% Dark Chocolate Rogue Hispaniola 70% Dark Chocolate
 
10. Valrhona Palmira 64% Dark Chocolate Valrhona Palmira 64% Dark Chocolate

It may come as a surprise to some that a 100% bar would be our most popular but don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it. While this is no means a guarantee you will love all of the bars on our list, you may feel emboldened to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. For full descriptions and online buying click the links.

What are your favorites? Did we hit them on this list or is there something just spectacular that you think everyone should try? Tell me, what is your favorite bar and why?

Cheers!
Emily

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P.P.S. Don’t forget to get your tickets for Arcade Lights this Friday. We’d love to see you there! 

2 Replies to “A Few of Your Favorite Things”

  1. Surprisingly, the Pralus 100% is also the best seller at the store in Washington D.C. that may have the best selection of chocolate bars on the East Coast. I was amazed to hear that. I wonder if people are using them to cook with? It's one of the best 100% bars I've tasted, but I prefer bars in the 70-78% range much more.

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