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Review: Dagoba Lavender Blueberry
Dagoba Lavender Blueberry
Posted: 14 October 2010
Dagoba describes the blend as a "divine, calming experience with antioxidants." When a bar contains 17 grams of sugar for every 40 grams of bar, like this one does, you'll be getting something more like a diabetic, hyperactive experience with antioxidants.
price/gram: USD 0.045
Cocoa %: 59
When you look over Dagoba's
chocolate range, the ones that catch your eye are the
unorthodox combinations founder Frederick Schilling loved
creating. For instance, Dagoba won't manufacture a standard fruit
& nut combo the nations of the British Commonwealth are conditioned to lust
for. Dagoba has their Superfruit 74%, containing acai,
goji, and currants. No Brazil nut for Dagoba.
They do a Brasilia 37% with coconut and Brazil nuts.
Their best selling bar used to be (and maybe still is) the
Xocolatl 74%, a spicy chocolate containing chilies, cacao
nibs, maca, nutmeg, and vanilla.
In my past reviews, however,
I didn't get to taste the unusual combos. I tried the
very basic Milk and
chocolates did not redefine the genre. The Lavender
Blueberry, containing the same dark base I tasted in the
Mint, was the only one of the three Dagobas brought over by
the bro's girlfriend to feature anything bordering on the
It's a good combo I'd like to see more often. Dagoba blends
lavender essence with the blueberries. Lavender is known to calm and
blueberries are considered one of the healthiest berries.
Putting the two into a bar is a marketer's dream. Dagoba describes the
blend as a "divine, calming experience with antioxidants." When a bar
contains 17 grams of sugar for every 40 grams of bar, like this one does,
you'll be getting something more like a diabetic, hyperactive experience
I was not bowled over with this bar either, but it was the best of the
Dagoba lot I tried and left me open to the idea of sampling their other
unique combos in the future. I consider Dagoba a great example of what
a chocolate company can do for the environment and for cocoa farmers.
Now I'd like to see another company take those same values and actually
manufacture consistently superb chocolates.
USA is home to some great goddam chocolate. American chocolate can be good, mates. Dagoba based in Oregon
loves to make lavender blueberry chocolate, organic style. Founder Frederick Schilling enjoys dark chocolate and organic
chocolate. Come visit the Chocolate Republic with Doug of Doug's Republic and taste a bar of lavender blueberry chocolate