Ramen, French Toast and Tortilla flavored chocolates

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Wednesday 9 November 2011

More than a year ago, we asked all of you readers out there to muster your courage and take a step outside your chocolate comfort zone. Remember how much fun that was? Well, now we’re here to suggest you do it again. That’s because the imaginative folks over at Komforte Chokolate in Southern California have dreamed up two new types of delicious, boundary-pushing flavors of chocolate – and both varieties knocked our socks off.

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Designer chocolates from Barcelona

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 23 August 2011

It’s true. Xavier Mor’s packaging does look a bit like cough drops. But Ricola’s got nothing on these chocolate beauties. Hailing from Barcelona, this ‘designer chocolate‘ is the quintessential marriage of superb chocolate making meets graphic arts.

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Potato Chips in Chocolate Bar

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By Zolton in New Food and Packaging on Friday 29 July 2011

The latest, greatest flavour from Chuao Chocolatier, as unveiled at the 57th annual Summer Fancy Food Show, is, wait for it, Potato Chips in Chocolate Bar. That’s right: pure, unadulterated hedonism, a ‘blend of ultra premium milk chocolate and all-natural potato chips’. Oh man. May we have a pack? Now!

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Le Carré des Chocolatiers

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 3 December 2010

What do you get when the finest chocolate makers of Switzerland are given free rein to unleash their creativity? Le Carré des Chocolatiers, that’s what. And one bite of their tasty inventions and you’ll agree that it was a damn fine idea.

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Luxury vegan chocolate truffles

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 10 November 2010

If the word ‘vegan’ makes you think of raw broccoli and bland tofu-shakes, then you might not believe your taste buds when you bite into one of Hipo Hyfryd’s luxury vegan chocolate truffles. The little Cardiff-based company with a funny name (it means ‘lovely hippo’ in Welsh) has concocted ten varietiesof luscious organic chocolate morsels — from bold salt and pepper to delicately sweet lavender — all of them 100 per cent dairy free.

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Lucky’s Chocolate

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 13 October 2010

The Queen of Hearts is coming for tea, and you’re worried about losing your head if your sweets aren’t up to par. Enter Lucky’s, a London confectioner with the ticket to keeping you and your noggin united. Their Alice in Wonderland-inspired treats are Valrhona chocolate-coated nods to Lewis Carroll’s characters.

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Mindy’s HotChocolate

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By The Urban Grocer in New Design on Tuesday 28 September 2010

Anyone who’s had the pleasure of tucking into a sumptuous 72 percent dark French chocolate or zippy cinnamon hot cocoa at Mindy’s HotChocolate’s dark wood-paneled bar can attest to the Chicago eatery’s sensuous spin on the beverage. Now, designer Kyle Tezak’s soon-to-be-rolled-out interactive pinup gal packaging makes it easier to harness its libidinous energy in […]

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Abstract art chocolate packaging

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 17 August 2010

We’re loving this newly launched packaging from Russian-based designer Peter Zharnov. Each wrapper and the chocolate bar within have been created based on infamous abstract works. Here, art and food become one. Dipped in chocolate, that is.

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Delicaseys Chocolates

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 27 May 2010

Delicaseys Chocolates boasts simple packaging, handmade labels, and natural sweets made of quality chocolates, fruits, and nuts. Together, innovative combinations of fresh flavors steep dark chocolate to produce harmonious, artisanal treats.

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Komforte Chockolate

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 April 2010

Just about everything is better with chocolate, right? Well how about ramen noodles, French toast, or lime-flavored tortilla chips? You still with us? The folks over at Komforte Chockolate who dreamed up these, um, slightly odd flavors are all about combining chocolate with familiar comfort foods to pry you out of your plain chocolate bar rut.

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Thomas Haas

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 17 July 2009

Thomas Haas seems to be equally known for his handmade chocolates, truffles, and pastries, as he is for the packages that wrap-up these mouth-watering sweets. German-born, Vancouver-based Haas produces gorgeous — and addictive — chocolates, cakes, and cookies using high-quality ingredients sourced from around the world.

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