Given that this week is National Chocolate Week and that I’ve been using this stupid excuse to stuff my face with chocolate this whole week (Thursday morning…) I thought the least I could do was to share my top 10 chocolate picks! It was very hard for me to compile this list and I’m sure it wouldn’t have been a struggle to write my top 100 chocolates, but that’s probably way too boring to read.
This list isn’t about the best chocolate in the world as I am no chocolate expert, but rather a list of the ones I enjoy the most! My taste buds don’t really care if it costs £0.50 or £50, it’s still chocolate and all the ones on this list taste freaking good.
1. Hotel Chocolat Slabs
One of their stores is dangerously situated in London Bridge Station, where I take my train to and from every day, and I try really hard not to go in every day. What I like the most about the slabs, besides their awesome taste of course, is that there are so many different flavors to chose from. My three favorites are Coffee & Walnut, Salted 70% and Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate.
2. Green & Black’s Anglesey Sea Salt Thin Dark Chocolate
Whilst I’m not the biggest fan of their core range, the this Sea Salt Thin chocolate is ah-mazing. I could even say that it’s my favorite salted dark chocolate out there.
3. Madécasse Espresso Bean
Tried Madecasse’s coffee flavored chocolate a few months ago because it was on sale at Whole Foods and OH MY. It had crunchy coffee bean bits. Yum.
4. Guylian’s Sea Shell’s
I said this list included some crappy, cheap chocolate. But come on, who doesn’t like Guylian’s sea shells? The whole box is only a pound. I mean, what’s NOT to love?
5. Lindor Truffles
Again, who doesn’t love these Lindt’s Lindor Milk Chocolate truffles?
Earlier this year, Simon went to stay at his friends house for a few days and she recommended he bought me chocolates from this luxury Belgian chocolate brand. Julie, if you’re reading this, THANK YOU.
7. Nom Nom Peanut Butter
I like anything with Peanut Butter so of course I had to include Nom Nom’s PB Chocolate in this list… Also the packaging is adorable.
8. Tirma’s Chocolate Cookies
These are technically cookies BUT they do have a whole chocolate bar attached to it, so I’m pretty sure I can add it to this list? Tirma is a chocolate brand from the Canary Islands and whilst their chocolate bars are pretty average, these cookies are something else. If you have the chance to ever go to any of the islands, please make sure you try these and buy 50 extra packs because or you’ll regret not doing so for the rest of your life.
9. Valor Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts are my number one favorite nut in chocolate, but only if the chocolate bar is very thick. Valor makes the best ones. I couldn’t find a link of where to buy it only, but if you live in London and are keen to try it, they sell it at R Garcia and Sons at Portobello Road. You’re welcome.
10. Nestle ‘Extra fino’
You know you’re Spanish when there’s always a bar of this chocolate at your grandparents house. Growing up, every time my sister and I visited our grandparents they would give us two bars each. The dream.