Feliz Navidad everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas Eve. Although I’ve been off work for the entire week, I feel like I’ve had little time to relax or to have some quality me time. But thankfully, I was able to take a few minutes to enjoy a little bit of chocolate – Barcelona style!
A few weeks ago, I stopped into our local gourmet market and saw a whole row dedicated to chocolate. And, it was not just any chocolate, but fancy chocolate from all over the world. One particular chocolate bar immediately caught my attention – Vosges Barcelona Bar. At nearly $8 per bar, I was a little leery about spending that much money on what was essentially a candy bar. But, my love for European things got the better of me!
Although Vosges is not a European company, they do specialize in haut chocolates. Plus, their chocolatiers get their inspiration from all over the world. The Barcelona Bar is reminiscent of the flavors of Spain, including sea salt, roasted almonds, and deep milk chocolate. With just one bite of the little chocolate square, I knew this candy was worth every penny. The salt combined with the chocolate was just heavenly and the almonds added great flavor and a bit of a crunch.
Plus, how cute is this imprint on the chocolate? So chic! A word of caution though, I thought I could eat one or two squares and put the remainder away for another day. I ended up eating more than 1/2 the bar! Now I understand why the chocolate is so expensive – it has to be or else I would be buying – and eating – this every week!
I highly recommend this chocolate, especially if you’re in the mood for something decadent. Just keep in mind, the price tag is not for the faint of heart.