Thursday, February 9, 2006

Dagoba Hazelnut

I was searching for this bar for a while. I’ve only tried one other milk chocolate bar from Dagoba (the Chai), so I was curious to see what their plain milk chocolate was like without all the other embellishments. But I think that milk chocolate shines well with some textured interest like nuts, so this was next on my list of bars to try. However, I didn’t see it at Whole Foods or Wild Oats. This bar was given to me by Amy, the neighbor.

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This bar is milk chocolate (high cocoa solids content at 37%) with hazelnuts and crisped rice.

The Dagoba milk chocolate is insanely smooth. It’s very milky and has a slight floral note to it, maybe orange blossom, but it’s not soapy. It is, however, very sweet. The dairy part of the milk chocolate is a little sticky and tastes like powdered milk, though much better than a Cadbury. The crisps in the bar are fun, but few and far between. I counted three or four per “stick” of the bar. I’m not asking for them to be as dense as a Nestle Crunch, but a little more frequent would be nice. The hazelnuts were similarly scarce, though I think they imparted some of their nutty flavor to the rest of the bar nicely.

I think I wanted more nuts, or maybe something a little more from such an expensive bar. Don’t get me wrong, I love many of the other bars I’ve tried (Roseberry) but this one didn’t quite sing for me. It’s still a solid performer and I wouldn’t turn it down if someone offered it to me, but I doubt I’ll buy it again.

Name: Dagoba Hazelnut
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Dagoba
Place Purchased: gift
Price: usually $2.79
Size: 2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 157
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Nuts, Organic, United States, Dagoba, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:15 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I find that there just aren’t many nuts in any of the Dagoba bars that have them.  Same deal with the crispy bits and coconut.  It’s disappointing in such an otherwise great product.

    Comment by William on 2/09/06 at 4:24 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Good point, William. I’m beginning to think that when they called it Hazelnut ... they mean just one.

    Comment by Cybele on 2/09/06 at 4:41 pm #
  3. When I first saw the picture, I thought it was Dagoba, as in the planet Yoda lived on, but then realized that the planet’s name is spelled “Dagobah.”  Oh, my one track Star Wars mind.

    Comment by Marvo on 2/09/06 at 10:06 pm #
  4. Marvo, alone you are not. Nerds are we all. smile

    Comment by Bruce Anderson on 2/10/06 at 10:02 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Hah! I get that Weird Al song about Yoda going through my head every time I pick up a Dagoba bar.

    Comment by Cybele on 2/10/06 at 10:13 pm #
  6. Would you know if Dagoba makes chocolate for baking cookies and brownies?  I would like to use these premium chocolate in my homemade cookies. question

    http://www.cookies-in-motion.com/Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Recipes.html

    Comment by bestvnteas on 2/11/06 at 11:09 am #

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