We're no stranger to master chocolatier Katrina Markoff and her awesome line of chocolate and baking products Vosges Haut-Chocolate. So of course we were excited to hear of Ms. Markoff's newest endeavor in the world of chocolate—an American inspired and sourced line of chocolates that features home-grown flavors like Southern peaches and Maine sea salt.
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What kind of battle pits an American against a Swede against an American sort of posing as a Swede? The battle of mass-market chocolate-covered almond-flavored toffee bars: Heath vs. Daim. vs. Skor.
I'm no stranger to Trader Joe's chocolate. Their 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars are a personal favorite—the bars feel substantial, have a pleasant snap, and though the chocolate isn't exactly Valrhona, it's way better than Hershey's. So when these three petite new bars showed up in the "What's New" bin at my local TJ's, I knew I wanted to give them a try. The bar stuffed with Speculoos cookie spread immediately drew my attention (let's be honest, I'd try a turkey stuffed with Speculoos cookie spread, it's that good) but at a modest $1 a pop, I figured I could splurge on all three.