Monday, April 18, 2005

My Favorite Chocolate

Name: Wilbur Semisweet Chocolate
Brand: Wilbur
Place Purchased: Factory Store in Lititz, PA
Price: $1.49
Size: 2.25 oz
Calories per ounce: 160
Type: Chocolate

Not only is this one of the best domestic chocolates I’ve ever had, it’s really well priced. Of course it’s ridiculously hard to find so I usually go to the factory when I’m in Central Pennsylvania or order from them over the phone (nope, they don’t even have a web store).

Their dark chocolate is exceptionally buttery, not too bitter. It has no dry finish like most of the denser gourmet chocolates. I consider Wilbur more “eating” chocolate than “savoring” chocolate. The mouth feel is really wonderful and not at all grainy. It’s just tad sweet, maybe a little too sweet for my taste, but is great for melting and dipping things like strawberries or pretzels.

You can find the chocolate bars sometimes in east coast and midwest department stores in their gift departments but still the best way to get a hold of the freshest chocolate is to order from the factory.

Rating: 9 of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:02 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewWilburChocolate9-YummyUnited States

  1. Wilbur’s is the BEST!

    Comment by Will on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. I hear they are great for truffles too!

    Comment by crispin on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I’m very surprised by this.

    If your favorite only gets a nine, it may mean the scale needs adjusting. Perhaps it’s because “nothing can be perfect” ideas, which means there are only nine possible scores.

    I admit, though, this is better than those amateur rankings I see where everything gets a ten!

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

    I gave it a 9 because I prefer the Wilbur buds (the shape of the bar is not my favorite, it’s a little big, I think a 1 or 1.5 ounce bar is preferable). Also, it’s hard to get - the price is fine but it shouldn’t be so damn difficult. Also, I do find it slightly sweet, as I said. It’s my favorite, but that doesn’t make it perfect.

    Don’t get me wrong, Wilbur makes a very consistent and high-quality product.

    Sorry for not including that in the review. It would have become apparent when I did a later review of Wilbur Buds.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. They do have a website -
    You cannot purchase there, but there are several vendors that have Wilur’s products available. Just enter Wilbur’s Chocolate into your search. Beware, there is a Wilbur’ of Maine that also makes and sells Chocolate on the net.

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

    The headline “my favorite chocolate” is a link to their store ( The site is their corporate one and though it has lots of great info, it doesn’t list all the various gift items.

    I find that shopping on the site is pretty easy, just print off the order page and fax it or just call up their helpful order line. Their product line is small enough and the order-takers are knowledgable about their products so you don’t really need the product numbers. 

    But the best way to enjoy them is to hit their factory store if you’re in Central Pennsylvania. They have excellent deals and of course free samples!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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