Dick Taylor Ginger Snaps
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Who had THE most fun and magical time taking pictures of this chocolate? I did! Seriously, I am SO ready to blare the Neil Diamond and Charlie Brown Christmas while drinking some hot chocolate by the fire.
Experience crumbled bits of handcrafted, spicy ginger snaps paired with Dick Taylor’s 70% Guatemala dark chocolate. Are you hungry yet?
Normally these holiday bars are amped up with sugar and candy toppings (which, don’t get me wrong, I like) but I appreciate that this one stays true to my original love, dark chocolate.
It has all the notes and bitterness of a dark chocolate with some texture and spice of the cookie and sugar crystals. I let it slowly melt in my mouth. First, I catch the espresso and fruit notes of the cacao and then comes the mild heat from the ginger and cayenne. I was expecting large chunks of cookie, but it seems mostly ground within the bar. Once the chocolate is melted away, I experience the ginger snap more fully. Molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla are then more present with a delightful cookie crumble texture. Of course, one can always just dive in and start chewing like any other inclusion bar, but I recommend the slow tasting method for this one.
It is worth mentioning that Dick Taylor used ginger snaps made by “Bunches & Bunches” from Portland, Oregon. Check them out! (@eatmoretreats)