Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Seattle Chocolates Perfect Peanut Butter

Seattle Chocolates Perfect Peanut ButterSeattle Chocolates is probably known best for their line of affordable truffles, but they also have a line of Truffle Bars with inventive and unique combinations that make gourmet easy to take along.

I’ve been sampling their entire line so here’s the first and probably most approachable of the bunch: Perfect Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar with Roasted Peanuts.

The packaging is bold. I’ve had their bars before in the old look and honestly they didn’t impress me much. While some may not like the graphics, color combos and geometric patterns, I love them. They remind me of silk ties and scarves.

While the packaging has changed and the line has expanded, the format is the same.

Seattle Chocolates Perfect Peanut Butter

The bars are a simple molding with four distinct segments. This makes portioning easy and for me half of the bar (two segments) was about 1.25 ounces and a satisfying amount. The dark chocolate is shiny and though I scuffed my bars a bit when bringing them back from the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, they were pristine in the flavor department.

A grown up version of a childhood favorite, this new truffle bar boasts all-natural ingredients, a smooth meltaway center and a dark chocolate shell. Roasted peanuts and creamy peanut butter in rich dark chocolate. Kosher. 2.5 oz.

Seattle Chocolates Perfect Peanut Butter

The dark chocolate is rich and buttery with a quick and slick melt on the tongue. The roasted notes of the peanuts bleed through and add to the dark and slightly burnt flavors of the cocoa. It’s mostly a woodsy and earthy bar. The center has a snap to it, but it melts pretty readily. It’s studded with peanut chunks but the base is a peanut butter meltaway. It’s salty and crunchy and basically peanutty.

I enjoyed it thoroughly. It doesn’t satisfy me the same way that a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup does, but the crunches and the far superior chocolate experience makes it something else. Now, if all this sounds a little familiar, you might recognize the bar format as something that Target has in the Choxie line. So if you’re having trouble finding Seattle Chocolates, you can always try some Choxie Truffle Bars, which are about the same price.

Related Candies

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis
  2. Fannie May Mint Meltaway
  3. Dove Peanut Butter Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate
  4. Koeze Cream-Nut Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cluster
  5. Frangos Dark (62%)


Name: Perfect Peanut Butter Bar
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Seattle Chocolates
Place Purchased: sample from Fancy Food Show
Price: $3.00 retail
Size: 2.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 160
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Chocolate, Kosher, Peanuts, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:52 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandySeattle ChocolatesChocolateKosherPeanuts7-Worth ItUnited States

Comments
  1. I believe their sister company makes the dark chocolate ramen noodle bar that I reviewed on my noodle blog.

    You should review it sometime. They have three flavors total.

    Comment by Cam on 6/24/10 at 4:21 pm #
  2. Target used to sell these for $.88!  Then they stopped selling them and I believe after doing some digging that Seattle Chocolate makes the private label Choxie for Target??

    I really like this brand, decent chocolate and it used to be sold at a great price, not sure if I’d spend $3.00 for these.

    Comment by Mark D. (sugarpressure) on 6/25/10 at 7:36 am #
  3. This looks delicious!  Is it actually the same as a Choxie bar?

    Comment by Pam on 6/26/10 at 8:58 am #

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