A close second were the Smoky Chipotle chocolates.
After eating the three spicy hearts (one serving) my mouth was all tingly. I'll chalk it up to dancing tastebuds - while the spiciness was definitely strong enough (my mouth tingled for a good five to ten minutes after eating) it wasn't overpowering and it wasn't too extreme. My mouth tingled but it wasn't on fire, so the chocolates struck the perfect balance.
The other varieties were very good, too, and also struck the right balance between embracing each flavor (ie: Espresso, Hawaiian Sea Salt) and allowing the creamy dark chocolate to shine.
While these candy bars aren't Hershey's Milk Chocolate sweet (which I was glad of, as I find that a bit too sweet for my tastes) they are sweet enough. The fact that they're a little bit less sweet allows the richness of the chocolate to take the forefront more.
The flavors are all so individual and well-crafted, with layers of complexity, that this is certainly the kind of chocolate that you really must sit down to savor. Perhaps with some candles and (only if you're over 21, of course) a glass of red wine?
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