Chocopologie Bars, are made by Knipschildt Chocolatier, located in Fairfield County, CT. The bars are named after Cafe Chocopologie, the cafe/retail store started by founder and maître chocolatier, Fritz Knipschildt. (Who was once on Throwdown! with Bobby Flay). Designed to capture the "essence" of the cafe, there are three other bars; Mocha Coffee, Fresh Mint and Rosewater. They all looked and sounded good, but I had to buy this one because it features "Rich 71% Ecuadorian Single Bean Dark Chocolate filled with Burnt Caramel and Hawaiian Sea Salt."
How was it? This is a delicious and high quality chocolate bar. It is beautifully made with the 12 individual squares of dark chocolate, and a burnt orange color towards the center. The chocolate is dark and smooth and has that pleasing snap to it that good chocolate has. There was a very thin layer of soft caramel, and the salt was sprinkled throughout. There was a bit less caramel and a bit more salt than I expected but the flavors came together well. It is definitely a bar for the salt/sweet lovers. The bars sell for about $10.00, ($9.00 on their website). It is pricey, but a "splurge-worthy" buy. With the quality of the chocolate and the rich combination of flavors, it is a bar to be savored and a little bit at a time will satisfy.
Incidentally, Knipschildt Chocolatier makes what has to be one of the most indulgent and expensive truffles in the world, La Madeline au Truffe, where a rare French Perigord truffle is in the center of Valrhona chocolate and creamy ganache and each one is nestled on a bed of sugar pearls in a silver box tied with a ribbon. It will set you back $250.00 for ONE! Even being a chocolate lover, I find that one hard to justify.
Max, lurking on top of the pillows on the back of the couch, picks tuna rather than chocolate as his snack of choice.