Taste test: This dark chocolate bar promised some sort of hot pepper element, plus Pop Rocks-like explosions, so that was easily enough to set it apart from the crowd of dark chocolate bars. The large bar was fairly thin and came with a 2x4 section grid, with no special markings atop each of the large sections. The surfaces of the bar were smooth, with no sign of ay hot peppers or explosive bits jutting out of the surfaces.
I bit in to find a nice good dark chocolate taste, but no particular heat. This was soon followed by a long period of stuff popping — not huge explosive pops, but tiny pops that felt like they were all over my head. There was some mild heat in the aftertaste, but not a lot. Since the wrapper said "a touch of heat," I don't think I can say that they oversold the heat. A good taste and a fun way to add some extra sensory interest to a chocolate bar!
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Smell test: Sweet dark chocolate smell.
From the package: “Rich dark chocolate with a touch of heat and a popping sensation that will ignite your senses” ... “Like any good romance, Trader Joe's Fireworks Chocolate bar is sweet and hot, with just enough explosive moments to keep things interesting. Share with your true love, or keep the Fireworks all to yourself!”
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Company: Trader Joe's
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Trader Joe's. Review published .