Oh, dear. I’ve been trying to cut back on chocolate (sacrilege, I know) and now I discover these little chunks of heaven. Lake Champlain calls them “Hazelnut Five Star Chocolate Bars,” but really they’re more like pralinés from a Swiss chocolatier. Biting through the thin milk chocolate exterior, one discovers a heavenly gianduja that’s alternately melt-in-your-mouth smooth and tantalizingly crispy. The bars may seem pricey at $3.99 for 1.9oz (at Whole Foods), but as a treat they’re worth every penny. Plus, someone with greater restraint than I could easily make two servings out of a bar. Okay, maybe not easily, but it might be possible if you read the nutrition facts first!
Lake Champlain Five Star Chocolate Bar—Hazelnut September 19, 2008