Monday, September 12, 2005

Lake Champlain Five Star Bar

Name: Five Star Bar - Caramel
Brand: Lake Champlain Chocolates
Place Purchased: Whole Foods
Price: unknown
Size: 2.1 oz
Calories per ounce: unknown
Type: Chocolate/Caramel/Nuts

A few weeks ago I did a radio interview and on the show Steve Almond gave the host a Five Star Bar. Steve had also featured the bar in his book Candy Freak, so I was already aware of its virtues. Still, I’d not seen one in person. I did get a gift over the holidays though, of a little package of their milk and dark chocolate squares, which were very nice and smooth.

The bar has it all. It’s a hefty little log, about as wide as it is high and twice as long as that. At two ounces, it’s bigger than your normal candy bar, but smaller than a king-size. It’s not quite gourmet, but too good for the regular candy shelf.

Upon biting into it there’s an intense explosion of caramel. The first ingredient on the package is CREAM, so you know how fatty and smooth this bar has got to be. The caramel has a good carmelize sugar taste to it, without going too far into toffee land. It’s very sticky and smooth. Inside there are nuts and a few dark chocolate bits (not enough for me, but you know, who am I to quibble with something so positively reviewed).

One thing’s for sure, I’m going to try all their Five Star Bars. For the record, my husband also picked up the Java Truffle Bar and a Peppermint Bark (I don’t have the package in front of me and their website is down). The Java bar is really nice, with a good smokey coffee flavor to it and it’s not too sweet (and made with dark chocolate). The mint one is really smooth but not quite minty enough for me.

Interesting note - I give high marks to all candies with the word five in their name. Coincidence?

Rating - 9 out of 10 (they’re really expensive)

Related Candies

  1. Fairway NYC
  2. Lake Champlain Hazelnut Eggs

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:37 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyReviewLake ChamplainCaramelChocolatePeanuts9-YummyUnited States

Comments
  1. The hazelnut one isn’t half bad. Though maybe a bit rich, I couldn’t eat it in one sitting.

    Also I might recommend the German Milka bars. Though again, I find it a bit too sweet, but I have yet to find dark chocolate ones.

    Comment by Jamie on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    I’ll keep an eye out for the Milka bars. Thanks for the tip, Jamie!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. i forgot to say this.  check out zingermans.com.  They have some very expensive candy bars.  we bought one for 5 bucks.  It was supposed to be an upscale snickers, but I wasnt that impressed.

    Comment by Randi on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. I just had the Hazlenut yesterday, after a very exciting trip to Whole Foods.  I couldn’t believe that they carry them.  Unlike teh previous poster, I ate the WHOLE THING! I didn’t feel sick though.  The Hazlebut has a veeeeeeeeery thin coating of milk chocolate surrounding a block of choco. hazlenut paste filled with pieces of praline and hazlenuts.  I hope Whole Foods gets the caramel because the HAzlenut was amazing in and of itself.

    Comment by Kristen on 1/08/06 at 5:47 am #
  5. The Five Star Peanut bar is the best peanut/chocolate candy around. Take it from me; I am obsessed with peanut butter, and started making my own peanut butter truffles from scratch when I couldn’t find one on the market that was potent enough to satisfy my cravings. I stopped making them when I discovered this one; it trumps them all.

    Comment by Verjuice on 6/17/06 at 7:55 pm #
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    Comment by felicia on 7/02/06 at 4:51 am #

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