While tasting two of Newfoundland Chocolate Company's products the other day, I decided to visit the website. What I happened upon was a good laugh. On the Home Page, there was a picture of a chocolate bar wrapper that said 'Stunned as Me Arse'. Now being Canadian (although not from Newfoundland), 'arse' is a word that I grew up hearing. And it has always made me laugh whenever I hear it, no matter what the context. But certainly, it was never said before in the context of chocolate.
According to the website, for a limited time you can buy the company's Milk Chocolate with Caramel and Sea Salt chocolate bar in a variety of wrappings that have phrases commonly heard in Newfoundland. The bars are 50 grams each and cost $5.00 on the website. I have not tried this yet, but I am tempted because, well for starters, who doesn't love caramel, milk chocolate and sea salt? Plus, the word 'arse' is in print, which is just plain fun.
What I have tried from Newfoundland Chocolate Company is their Low Sugar Milk chocolate bar and their Dark Mint chocolate. These little bars are great for portion control and the flavour balance is very nice. The 'Low Sugar Milk' is actually made with maltitol, so it is favourable to diabetics or those wanting to reduce their cane sugar intake. It tastes like regular, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate with no difference in taste from the usual stuff made with sugar.
The Dark Mint bar has 54% cocoa solids, which is a little sweet for my extra-dark chocolate taste buds, but the sweetness does balance well with the mint flavour. All too often I open a mint chocolate bar and the mint is overwhelming, but that is not the case here. Newfoundland's mint chocolate has the perfect amount of, well, minty-ness. The overall flavour reminds me of an After Eight, a childhood favourite of mine. So if you like After Eights, you will probably like this chocolate bar.
These two chocolate bars, packaged with designs of the brightly coloured houses in St. John's, were picked up at JoJo Coco on Hazeldean Road in Ottawa. However, you can buy Newfoundland Chocolate Company's products in their flagship store on Duckworth Street in St. John's, Newfoundland, and in a variety of retailers, or you can buy online.
This was not sponsored in any way by Newfoundland Chocolate Company. As with many of my articles, the producers had no idea I was writing this post. I paid for the chocolate and since I am a true Canadian, and I want to share with you a very Canadian chocolate company.