We’re calling all chocolate lovers.
The sweet-tooth, satiating cocoa-cravers who read the words ‘dessert for breakfast’ and don’t even blink an eye.
Our confectionary cohorts who know that any day is a good day for chocolate, and that no, there doesn’t need to be a reason to indulge.
This, our friends, is for you. This… is the best chocolate in the world.
Think we’re hyperbolising? Think again. Mink Chocolates doesn’t just boast a tantalising fondue bar, a line of 30+ chocolate bars, roast-them-yourself s’mores and a delectable coffee menu packed with frothy, mouthwatering creations. Mink Chocolates is also home to The Best Chocolate Bar In The World.
The bar, named Mermaid’s Choice won the title of ‘Top Chocolate Bar’ at the 2014 International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco, California, beating out entries from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Mermaid’s Choice, which tied for first place with New South Wales’s Zokoko – Tranquilidad Bolivia 72%, also earned awards in other categories, winning gold in the Best Ingredient Combinations and Best Texture. It earned silver for Best Mixed Chocolate Bar and Best Taste and bronze for Most Unique.
“This is a big deal,” said Marc Lieberman, president and founder of Mink Chocolates. “It’s a validation that you can stand up with all of the big players, all of the creative people (and there are lots of them out there) and really make something that speaks to the quality, to a wide range of taste profiles, and people’s opinions on that sort of thing.”
There were fourteen (lucky) judges in total whose job it was to rank the chocolate bars. We don’t think there are any current vacancies for official chocolate tasters, but there’s nothing stopping you from visiting Mink and judging for yourself.
What can you expect? Mermaid’s Choice is a blend of burnt caramel, fleur de sel and a hint of rosemary. It is 70 per cent cacao and is roughly the size of a first-generation iPod. It retails for $7.00 and contains 200 calories. You know what that means, right? You can feast on up to ten a day without exceeding the recommended daily calorie intake.