The Hunger Game: Catching Fire

IMG_0548

This exclusive line of chocolate bars was created to represent each of the 12 districts of Panem. Wild Ophelia has worked with American farmers and food artisans to ensure that ingredients are all natural and of the finest quality.

Let me talk about the chocolate now!

District 4 – Fishing
sea salt + coconut + 70% cacao dark chocolate
The delicate sea salt compliments the deep, dark chocolate. This bar is gluten free. However, I did expect it to taste a tad more coconuty than it did. However, the dark chocolate was awesome. If you love dark chocolate, you will love this bar.

District 5 – Power
crispy crunchy carmel corn + 70% cacao dark chocolate
Before biting into this deep, dark chocolate bar look at the back of the bar and break it in half to observe the pieces of carmel popcorn throughout. As you take a bite and feel the crunch, notice the buttery aroma of burnt sugar tickling your taste buds. This too is gluten free. There is just a hint of carmel corn and you definitely can taste the crunchiness. However, this is a must get for dark chocolate lovers.

District 10 – Livestock
beef jerky + smoked mesquite + 41% cacao milk chocolate
Break off a bite of the chocolate bar, lift it to your nose and inhale deeply. You will first notice the smokey aroma. Take a bite and enjoy the salt juxtaposed to the sweet, milk chocolate and discover the chewy and smoky beef jerky sprinked throughout. There is definitely a woody aftertaste to this chocolate bar. Overall, it is a great bar.

District 12 – Mined Salt and Chocolate
Mined salt + 41% cacao milk chocolate
Savor the sweet, milk chocolate with a touch of mined pink Himalayan salt. This is a salt lovers delight! This bar is also gluten free.

So much great chocolate to choose from with these new The Hunger Game: Catching Fire bars! Which one would you like to try?

Wild Ophelia Chocolate

IMG_0550

Wild Ophelia is a chocolate brand that features all natural and often organic ingredients sourced from small farms and food artisans. Their chocolate bars tell the American story. Wild Ophelia’s goal is to bring unconventional American inspired chocolate creations mainstream and revolutize the chocolate aisle. Their motto is “respect oneself, one’s food, and others, while relishing in the chocolate tasting experience.”

So onto the chocolate:

Southern Hibiscus Peach – is made from 41% cacao.  These fragrant, tangy peaches and puckering, tart hibicus flowers mingle in the southern tradition of tart and sweet.  There is definitely a peach zing aftertaste.  I found it light, airy, and sweet.

Peanut Butter & Banana – is a sweet, mild flavored banana with a honeyed smell, blended with peanut butter and milk chocolate.  If you love peanut butter, you will love this milk chocolate bar.  It also gluten free!

Beef Jerky – is natural smoked fruit woods and peppered spices perfectly matched to their rich, milk chocolate.  We found this definitely had a jerky in it!  We also thought it was very smoky flavored also.   This too is gluten free!

New Orleans Chili – is dark chocolate with a warm, zinging hot spice and underlying tones of earthy red pepper.  This is gluten free.  However, this chocolate is HOT, HOT, HOT.  I was shocked that my mouth was on fire after eating chocolate.  LOL

We totally loved all these uniquly flavored chocolate here!

Funley’s Stix in the Mud

funley

Funley’s is launching their Stix in the Mud in Walgreens stores throughout Chicago. They are whole grain cookie bits covered in pure milk chocolate or a milk/dark chocolate blend and come in Original, Caramel and Peanut Butter. These candy pieces have the taste kids love and benefits moms feel good about- the perfect better-for-you chocolate for Halloween!

The original Stix in the Mud is a homemade recipe and 100% Natural. These cookie clusters are a blend of pure milk & dark chocolate with crunchy, savory whole grain flour cookie bits inside giving you a salty-sweet delicious treat! It’s a better-for-you choice than other chocolate candy. Individually wrapped for portion control.

The Peanut Butter Stix in the Mud is another homemade recipe and 100% Natural. These cookie clusters are made of creamy natural peanut butter mixed with crunchy, savory whole grain flour cookie bits covered in pure milk chocolate giving you a salty-sweet delicious treat! It’s a better-for-you choice than other chocolate candy on the market. It is also individually wrapped for self control! This one is my favorite one!

Lastly, there is the Caramel Stix in the Mud. These cookie clusters are made of chewy caramel mixed with crunchy, savory whole grain flour cookie bits covered in pure milk chocolate giving you a delicious treat! The one is Bill’s favorite.

My kids loved all 3. These are a great way to curb your chocolate craving in a bite size bite! We really liked these, so I can only highly recommend!