Ghirardelli has this new all natural line, but they don't beat you over the head with it. They aren't screaming about the evils of chemicals. Their other stuff has the chemicals, so I guess that wouldn't be very wise of them.
Ghirardelli's PR people sent me some coupons for free samples and I managed to find all the first three flavors (milk, almond and hazelnut), but couldn't find the crisp to save my life. I finally resorted to buying a combo bag that was on massive sale at Kohl's. (On sale because it was in a Christmas package - lucky me!)
I swear sale chocolate somehow tastes better. And if it's a really great deal, I feel I must buy it. Look to see me on an upcoming Hoarders episode. I'll be the crazy candy lady. They'll try to take my candy away and I'll claw their eyes out.
The first flavor is milk chocolate:
A nice, creamy and delish milk chocolate. If you've been looking for an all natural chocolate - here you go!
This is my favorite of the bunch - hazelnut:
Look at all those nuts!
I like the mix of the hazelnut with the milk chocolate - a great combo. The slightly bitter hazelnut sets off the sweet milk chocolate very well. Love this one!
It looks like a lot of nuts, but the almonds got lost in the chocolate - I would have liked more of them.
Here's my crazy assorted Christmas sale bag:
Seems to be a lot of rice crisps.
I gotta tell you, I've never been a big fan of the rice crisp. Nestle Crunch is lame to me. Why take up space that could be filled with about 1,000,000 better things? Nuts, caramel, fruit, peanut butter, even just chocolate. Yeah, yeah - they have an interesting texture. Whatever! They have zero taste.
Here's the bottom line - if you want a natural chocolate line - you've got it! Delicious, creamy Ghirardelli milk chcocolate in four flavors. It.s good - and with the hazelnut - possibly great.