Always look forward to getting this chocolate. I shared it with a lot of people. All of them had great reviews!!!
Over the last two years I've made it my mission to taste as many dark chocolate bars as possible, especially small batch, single origin. That quest has so far included more than 150 different dark chocolate bars. The Madagascar Sambirano Dark 74% definitely rates as one of the top two or three bars I've tasted. I'm guessing it must be something about using the perfect amount of cocoa butter that makes Frutition bars so perfectly creamy. The chocolate coats your mouth and lets the flavor last a long time. The Madagascar Sambirano has a rich flavor and strong, complex fruity notes that change as it melts in your mouth. Also from this set, the Colombia Tumaco Dark 85% would also rate in my top five. Bolder and darker, it also has notes of fruit and a very pleasant, mild bitterness. The Bolivia Wild Forest 74% is different than the others in that it has a more butterscotch-y flavor, while still being complex and interesting. The Dominican Hispaniola Dark 68% is a nice bar as well; I taste a bit of a clove-like flavor, but mostly just very chocolaty. I prefer complexity, so this one is not my favorite, but it is still excellent. The Frutition combination of flavor and mouth-feel really can't be beat.
I first tried the Dark Chocolate Gift Set which ranges from 64% to 85% chocolate. I compared the 4 bars to offerings from other companies and found each of them superior. Then I added two 100% chocolates offered by Fruition. These focus entirely on chocolate and may not please some people, but to me it was a chance to focus just on the chocolate, without any sugar. I usually sample several with some sugar and then one with no sugar. These bars are extraordinary!!
This chocolate is incredibly rich and yet subtle at the same time. Nuances developed on my pallet as I continued to nosh my way through each bite, leaving me satisfied and with a smile on my face.
Every type and flavor of chocolate I’ve had from Fruition has been amazing. Dark, milk, flavored, you honestly can’t go wrong. It may seem a little expensive but after visiting their store and seeing how they literally handcraft (it’s not just a buzzword there) all of their chocolate, it’s totally worth it.
The person I spoke to said that delivery was sent back.She said that delivery would be sent out after heat wave
I got your name from the “50 best chocolatiers” in the NY Times. I chose your name at random thinking that if you made it to the top 50 you must be pretty good. So, I bought the Dark Chocolate Gift Set. Immediately, we tried all four selections. However, I think your product is average, at best. It isn’t innovative. No interesting flavors. Nothing special at all. Way too expensive for such a pedestrian product. We will probably not eat any more of it. We’ll use in in cooking, instead. Maybe not even that. My wife would prefer that we just throw it away. I have no idea how you made it to the top 50. Glenn
I love all Fruition chocolate. Their dark chocolates are to die for. Like really fine wines. I should say I get 2 of every bar they make every time my supply looks low.
Enjoyed this entire lineup. The 68% bar was a little too sweet for my liking. Of the lineup I liked the 85% Columbian and 77% bar. Look forward to the next batch.
I know and appreciate that Fruition wins international awards for its milk chocolates as well as its dark chocolates, but our household is a dark-chocolate-only one even after trying some of Fruition's milk chocolates. This gift set is a bit of a deal (Fruition usually offers a slight discount over the price of buying the bars separately) and it's a great gift or just a great way to sample all 4 single origin dark chocolate bars.
My son in college was delighted to receive these Fruition bars, a special taste from his Catskills home. His roommates had never had a chocolate experience like it and were over the moon!
The 85% was good, but the others were very average. Fruition was recommended to us during a chocolate tasting class with Dandelion Chocolate. Reality was short of expectation.
My daughter has been cooped up in NYC finishing her grad program. It was a perfect pick me up and she loved it all!
The Fruition small batch bars were the gateway for us, and now we love all of the Fruition chocolates and have gifted family and friends–they are also hooked. Looking forward to trying the passion fruit caramels.
Some of the most delicious dark chocolate bars I have ever tasted, and I have tasted a lot!
Whether it's from Madagascar or Colombia Fruition knows how to turn cacao into love. Alchemy never tasted so good.