Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Choccreate Chocolate Review


 
I don't know if you have heard about this company or not but you are in for a treat if you haven't! Choccreate lets you pick out what kind of chocolate you would like and then you get to add as many ingrediants as you want to the candy bar! It was really awesome trying to figure out what flavors would go with which kind of chocolate. I changed my mind many times before I finally settled on three bars that I wanted and what I wanted in them. Oh, I had to make the bars smaller to get all the images on here so they are alot bigger than what the pictures look like they are. Here is what I chose:

1. Milk Chocolate with ground expresso, cocoa nibs & crispy pearls

 
2. Milk Chocolate with hazelnuts, hazelnut brittle and mini marshmallows

 
3. Milk Chocolate with pistachios, toffee bits and cocoa nibs

 
I have to tell you all three of them were awesome but my personal favorite was the first one with the ground expresso, cocoa nibs and crispy pearls. It was like a crunch bar with a nice coffee flavor! I really loved that one and hubby let me have the whole bar! Each bar is 3.5 ozs. so they really are bigger than the pictures. I just didn't want it to take up so much space so I shortened them some.

You are gonna love the idea of making your own chocolates. There is milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate to choose from as your base. And this chocolate is gourmet German chocolate so it is all good and I almost got one made with white chocolate but knew my hubby would not be too crazy about the idea and I wanted him to enjoy it also so I stuck with milk chocolate on all three. I even toyed with the dark chocolate, but again, knew he wouldn't touch it so I was nice and got all three in milk chocolate.

Then you get to choose from all sorts of nuts, fruits, flavors, herbs & spices and even decorations but I wanted to be able to savor the chocolate with just a little bit of flavor and not get all crazy so I stuck to some basics. You can have Get Well, Thank You, I Love You, etc. put on there as your decorations but then it takes away from the chocolate so I just could not do it. The Herbs & Spices was the same concept. I did not want to add something I wasn't sure of so I erred on the caution side with those. I almost added coconut to one but hubby doesn't like it so I stayed true to form and made candy bars I knew he would try with me.

You can also get them already made if you would rather not choose all your own ingredients. They have the Healthy Choice which is the dark chocolate with all the fruits and nuts. And then there is Zora's Favorites which some were a little on the exotic side for me, but some of you might like them. If you can't decide on which ingredients you want in your candy bar they have the Special Offer where you just tell them which chocolate to start with and then they surprise you with what's in it when you get it! That could be slightly dangerous if you don't like alot of things so I would make sure you at least tell them the things you don't like or are allergic to!

Lastly, they have the Best Sellers which looked even more totally out there! I guess I am more old fashioned than I thought because I really did not see any of the pre-made ones that I would touch with a ten foot pole other than maybe the Banana Split one. And even that one is kinda iffy. But, you know, that is the beauty of Choccreate, we are all different and have different tastes and one chocolate does not fit all of us! So, it's a good thing or we would all be dull and boring!

I love this story! Please read all of it. I could not copy all of it but it warmed my heart to find someone from Germany who remembers the chocolates! My dad was in the Army and I spent 8 years of my childhood in Germany and would often go to the bakeries and candy stores and use all my babysitting money to buy those confections. I had a favorite that was pure sugar I am sure, it was a white fluffy thing that melted in your mouth but boy did I love them and the french horns filled with white cream!

But anyway, I found this information under About Us so please read the rest of the story:
My Mother, every Christmas Eve, and sometimes around Easter, would melt & temper her own chocolate, adding her favorite ingredients, dried fruits & nuts, and then decorate the chocolate bars, for the season, whether it be Christmas, New Year's Eve or Easter. My Mothers favorite time of the year was Christmas. In Germany, the Christmas season, and the opening of the Christmas Markets (a public open air market, a german tradition during the christmas season), starts promptly at the end of November, in every town and city, across Germany. Similar to "the States" where the Christmas Season commences with "Black Friday" in November after Thanks Giving.  
In the region where I grew up, the Black Forest Region in Southern Germany, we would ride the trains, with my Mother, to the various neighbouring towns, every Friday & Saturday, during the crisp cold merry winter evenings of December, exploring the Local Traditional Markets, dining on Schupfnudeln with Sauerkraut, (Schupfnudeln is a type of dumplings like gnocchi, made from wheat flour & egg), and German Bratwurst on a bun (German version of a hotdog), and exploring the multitudes of unique temporary stores, for thoughtful gifts, savouring the sights and sounds, with other joyous & festive people, and the smells.  
Oh! the smells, from the dozens of fresh & hot food stores, cooking up delightfully fresh & popular treats for the hungry shoppers & browsers, as we often were, from bratwurst & bockwurst on the grill, to crepes fresh from the pan, and chocolate stores, lots of chocolate stores, with fresh fruit dipped in various types chocolate, to chocolate molded and topped with assorted nut combinations.
Connect with Choccreate several ways:

E-mail: CustomerService@choccreate.com

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

45 comments:

Gail Gray said...

I would start with dark, rich chocolate and then ... let my imagination run wild. :)

snowbear74 said...

I would start with this Milk Chocolate with pistachios, toffee bits and cocoa nibs

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Laura Lane said...

Milk Chocolate with pistachios, toffee bits and cocoa nibs

Amy N said...

I would start with Chocolate plus pistachios :-)
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Maryea said...

I'd start with milk chocolate.
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Jennifer Haile said...

I'd start with white chocolate and add pistachios and butterscotch chips.

sandy1955 said...

I liked the MILK CHOCOLATE with Rice Crispies, M&M's, Marshmallows
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Jackie said...

I'd start with milk chocolate, and add raspberries and almonds.
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Marti Parks said...

I'd start with dark chocolate. This review made me hungry.
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Darlene said...

I would start with the dark chocolate, it is better for you.

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Andrea said...

Milk chocolate - always milk chocolate! :) Thanks for the giveaway

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cupcake mama said...

White! I love wite chocolate and so do my kids.
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Ledford Land said...

Definitely milk chocolate!!

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Alacransita84 said...

WHITE CHOCOLATE with Pistachios, Craisins, Pepitas

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kima86 said...

I'd start with dark chocolate, then add cocoa nibs, ground espresso & toffee bits. That's what I call a chocolate creation! Thanks for the giveaway.

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steffie said...

i would do the MILK CHOCOLATE with Blueberries, Craisins, Pecans, but with dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. yummy!!

Krystle said...

Milk chocolate with mini M and Ms

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MamaMunky said...

I would start with a nice soft milk chocolate, then go nuts! (Maybe literally)

June M. said...

I would most likely start with milk chocolate, then add some tropical flavors such as coconut, pineapple, maybe some caramel drops.

Tina S said...

I would start with Milk Chocolate. Yum! :)

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chels said...

I'd love to try dark chocolate with candied lilac flowers!
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Kristen said...

I'd start with milk chocolate.

lisagee1234 said...

white chocolate and strawberries

Catie said...

White Chocolate would be my base!

Jennifer said...

I'd start with white chocolate

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Ron Casteel said...

would have to be milk chocolate

Yona Williams said...

Id start with milk chocolate and add some sort of dried fruit - like cherries. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Sarah said...

I would start with the Milk Chocolate with hazelnuts, hazelnut brittle and mini marshmallows

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BlackAsphodel said...

I'd love to taste the MILK CHOCOLATE with Rice Crispies, M&M's, Marshmallows!

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Terra H. said...

Milk chocolate with corn flakes and sunflower seeds. Thanks.
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texasangel said...

I would most definitly start with white chocolate.

Devona Fryer said...

I would start with milk chocolate and then add caramel and cashews! Yummmmmmy!

Kristi said...

I would start with dark chocolate and there would definitely be peanuts in it.

Diane said...

I woudl start with the Milk Chocolate with hazelnuts, hazelnut brittle and mini marshmallows

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Diane said...

I woudl start with the Milk Chocolate with hazelnuts, hazelnut brittle and mini marshmallows

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mysons said...

I'd start with the Milk Chocolate with pistachios, toffee bits and cocoa nibs.
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Suchaproudmama said...

Milk Chocolate with M&Ms & Reeses Pieces!
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Billie Hester said...

I would begin with Dark Chocolate! Billie Hester res0yadt@verizon.net

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Christine Jessamine said...

i would do white chocolate with dried apricots! yum

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