Taza Chocolate Review

Today I’m going to break all the rules about blogging:

  • I’m not going to write a 1500-word informative article.
  • It’s not likely that my article is going to help anyone.
  • I’m not going to look for appropriate keywords and
  • I’m not going to go back and change the “I’m not’s” in this paragraph to something less repetitive.
  • I am probably going to use way too many images which will cause my page to load slowly.

Sorry folks.

Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow. I’m a better writer when I break the rules and ramble about what I know.

I know chocolate. 🙂

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I grew up in the era of the “4 Basic Food Groups”. Raise your hand if you remember. Perhaps you need a refresher or maybe you are more familiar with recent updates on nutritional guidelines.

Four Basic Food Groups Basics
After that, the food pyramid came along, followed by “my plate”. Both of these inspired additional versions to support a myriad of dietary requirements.

Food Pyramid Basics

My Plate Basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although I am not into dieting, I have been searching for the right food plan for my needs. I think I have finally found what works for me. It looks something like this:

  • Coffee – 5%
  • Chocolate – 15%
  • Coffee and chocolate mixed together – 10%
  • Fruits, veggies and other real food – 60%
  • Processed junk – 10%
  • HAPPINESS with the result – 100%

If you are a visual learner, it looks like this:

Bowl of ChocolateCoffee and ChocolateFresh Fruit

Before you gasp in disbelief, understand that aside from a bit of a struggle with osteoarthritis and sciatica which I write about here, I am healthier and happier than I have ever been in my life. My weight is considered “normal”. My brain fog has diminished and I have plenty of energy. Since I started taking CBD oil, I am also sleeping better than ever.

The exception to that rule is when I go to Starbucks in the afternoon and order a decaf coffee like I did yesterday. That keeps me up late and causes me to wake up several times throughout the night. This leads to excessive rambling rather than thoughtful research in blogging. Sorry.

Okay, enough rambling. I said all of that to say this:

Taza chocolate is AMAZING!

In a recent article, I wrote about the best dark chocolate. I tried really hard to do the right thing with research and keywords and all but in the end, I wasn’t happy with the article. It was lame. Sorry if you liked it. If you read it and thought, “I could do better than that”, please feel free to rewrite it. I’ll link to your article or post it on my site with a link to your site.

So, anyhow, I actually did research to write that article. It wasn’t fun and it took me several days because I’m just not all that organized about writing sometimes. I have too many things going on at the same time and I flit around doing a mediocre job at a variety of things.

(Am I rambling too much? I think I’m rambling too much.)

While searching for a way to answer the keyword-rich question, “What is the best dark chocolate?”, I started looking into the ingredients of various products that are labeled “dark chocolate”.

Good dark chocolate does not have a bunch of ingredients. Look for cocoa and sugar.

My “go to” resource for product information is Amazon. I love reading their reviews, even if I am shopping elsewhere. That’s how I found Taza Chocolate and I was intrigued by what I read.

Taza chocolate is made differently from most chocolate on the market and here’s how.

Taza Chocolate Does Not Contain Unnecessary Ingredients

Here’s what’s inside the wrapper:

  • Wicked Dark – 95% dark – Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar.
  • Sea Salt and Almond – 80% dark – Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic almonds, organic cocoa butter, sea salt, organic vanilla beans.
  • Raspberry Crunch – 70% dark – Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, puffed quinoa, organic cocoa butter, organic raspberry oil (organic vegetable oil and natural flavors), organic vanilla beans.
  • Espresso Buzz – 70% dark – Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic coffee beans, organic cocoa butter, natural coffee flavor, organic vanilla beans.

At this point, I should be deeply ashamed that I am transferring this information off of empty chocolate bar wrappers, but I am not. I am blissfully happy. I will, however, now go to my unopened stash, as follows.

  • Deliciously Dark – 70% dark – Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla beans.
  • Chocolate Mexicano Super Dark (disc) – 85% dark – Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar.

I thought I had one with coconut. Where’s my bar with coconut? Oh, I remember. That’s the one I’m working on now. Hang on. I’ll go get it.

  • Wicked Dark with Toasted Coconut – 95% dark – Organic cacao beans, organic coconut, organic cane sugar.

After completing my “research” about the ingredients in chocolate on Amazon, I was impressed with Taza so I went to their website to have a look around. This is what I learned.

Taza Chocolate is Stone Ground

When my kids were little, we made frequent trips to Chocolate World in Hershey, PA, where there’s a fun & free “factory tour” ride.

“Follow cocoa beans on a delicious journey in this immersive and FREE chocolate making tour. See, feel, hear and smell the transformation of cocoa beans to HERSHEY’S famous chocolate on this fun tour. Then, enjoy a complimentary Hershey’s product sample at the end!”

I assumed all chocolate was made that way.

Taza Chocolate is different. It’s stone ground, which means that it is less processed and has more flavor. The texture is completely different from any other chocolate I have ever tried. Instead of being “melt in your mouth creamy”, it has a more “gritty”, “crunchy” texture. It’s so GOOD! This is food, people. Flavorful, antioxidant-packed, mood-lifting FOOD.

Taza Chocolate is Direct Trade Certified

You have heard of “Fair Trade” products, I assume. Taza has taken this a step farther (further?) with their Direct Trade program. In their own words, “We have real, face-to-face relationships with growers who respect the environment and fair labor practices. They provide us with the best organic cacao, and we pay them prices significantly higher than Fair Trade.”

This, too, makes me happy.

Taza Chocolate has Factory Tours!

They give out free samples!!!

Side note: I refrain from accepting free Hershey samples. It’s not hard.

Someday, when I get rich from rambling about chocolate, I am going to meet up with my friend Cheri and we are going to drive there and check it out. (Right, Cheri? Say “yes”. I NEED you to come with me because you have so much more self-control than I have and maybe you can keep me in line. Please take my credit card away before we get to the door. Caution: I may have more than one. Take them all.)

One final thought: I think I may be able to use my chocolate wrappers as free wallpaper. See? Taza Chocolate is even environmentally friendly.

Taza Chocolate Wrappers

As I sign off, I will leave you with one final thing: a link to Taza Chocolate’s Website. They have an email list and if you sign up and are lucky like me, they will offer you a discount on your first order. I love discounts! If you spend $25+, you’ll get free shipping, too! After that, they send you emails with more offers that are hard to resist. Seriously. I had to conjure up my “inner Cheri” to resist the discount they just offered on their extra dark choices. Man, that was hard!

Oh, yeah. One more final thing.

I am not an affiliate with Taza Chocolate.

I would be if they had an affiliate program but they do not. I share this because I really think that they provide the best dark chocolate and I want my readers to have the best.

Taza Chocolate is also available from Amazon, where I am an affiliate. If you order from there, you’ll miss out on the discounts and emails but you will still get to try the best dark chocolate. Don’t worry. I’ll be happy either way, knowing you are happy and healthy because you are experiencing the best.


My Personal Guarantee

If for any reason you buy Taza Chocolate and you do not love it, feel free to send it to me. I guarantee I will be completely satisfied!

Have you tried Taza Chocolate? If yes, what did you think? If no, what’s your favorite chocolate? Get in on the conversation by commenting below.

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20 Replies to “Taza Chocolate Review”

  1. I love dark chocolate but haven’t seen or tasted Taza yet. Maybe it is not in South Africa yet.

    Even though you failed to follow all the blogging rules, your article still made me drool, and it is great to know that even if you are on a diet, you don’t need to completely get rid of treats like chocolate and coffee.

  2. Hi Theresa, 

    I thoroughly enjoyed your ramblings. It’s great to just relax and learn. And it was a fun learning experience reading your review on Taza Chocolate.

    Of all the forms Taza Chocolate comes, the Wicked Dark with Toasted Coconut seems like the one that fits my taste best. I love the taste of toasted coconut and also love dark chocolate. The synergy me both of them will be the definition of pure heaven. 

  3. Cheri says “Yes!” Of course Cheri says YES!!!

    I’m not sure about the taking your credit cards away from you part, though. Friends don’t prohibit friends from buying chocolate to their heart’s content! 😉

    Oh my gosh, Theresa, you have my laughing my head off! Like you, I know all the “blogging rules,” but I also know that the bloggers I follow closest and love the mostest (yes, that’s a word; I insist it’s a word!) share their personality just like you’ve done here.

    I LOVE THIS POST!!!

    Are you with me in thinking sometimes that Google has just a little too much authority over our content?! (Now I will probably be banned from their search engine results forever for my blasphemy…)

    I have not tried Taza chocolate. It sounds very enticing. And very healthy. My only “but…..” is that, well, I love creamy, melt-in-the-mouth-velvety chocolate. Yet I also like crunchy peanut butter. I even like extra crunchy peanut butter. So perhaps I will like the texture of Taza chocolate more than I think I will. There is definitely no harm in trying, regardless, since I know to whom I can send it if I am not 100% satisfied (you are such a good sport to accept unwanted chocolate!).

    What I’m curious about, though, is how many wrappers it will take to wallpaper our little cabin. Inquiring minds want to know!! (I suppose you could send me the dimensions of a wrapper and I could do some math. HAHAJOKING…I’m an English major; I don’t do math).

    Truly, your Taza Chocolate Review has been a bright spot in my rainy Monday. Thank you for the great insights on the Taza Chocolates, but thanks even more for making it so much fun to read.

    1. Hahaha… you crack me up! That was a fun post to write and made even more fun because it gave me an opportunity to indulge in a few moments of daydreaming about our “someday” road trip.

      Thank you for making me feel better about defying Google. 🙂

      I figure if we both just eat all the chocolate we can without splitting our jeans, well have enough wrappers to wallpaper your cabin and my tiny house.

      No math required!

      1. I wonder if we started a website called DefyGoogle dotcom we’d get any traffic? Probably top rank at Bing and Yahoo, right?! ha!

        I like the no math idea…just keep eating until we have enough wrappers.

        But then I would definitely need new jeans. 😉

        Let’s be Daydream Believers!

        1. Okay, so last night you sent me to bed laughing and tonight singing Daydream Believers.

          DefyGoogle, I like that. Let’s wait and make sure. They may be nicer than we give them credit for. 🙂

  4. This is the second time I’ve visited your website, and the second time i’ve found something new I want to try! Not to mention, I absolutely love chocolate so I’m always looking for a reason to buy it, especially dark chocolate. Thanks so much for sharing, I will need to go get me some of that Taza chocolate now!

  5. Hey, forget Cheri, I”ll go with you TOMORROW if you want! And we can use MY credit card. (limit? shut-up, husband, there’s no limit on our credit card and that means I can spend all the money I want. It’s like in the old days, I can’t be out of money, I still have checks. )
    Let’s bag this sleepy little town and be on our way! Look out Taza chocolate world you may have met your match

    1. Oh no…you cannot forget Cheri! She still has checks left, too! 😉

      I think it’s decided…Group Trip to Taza Chocolate with new friends. As long as we all love chocolate, we’re off to a great start!

  6. Oh please continue rambling! I don’t know what I loved most: the way you brought me with you on your journey to chocolate or the taste of chocolate that I’ll be dreaming of tonight. (drooling sound)
    I have never heard of Taza chocolate nor is it available in my country. Is it a good reason to migrate?

  7. Taza Chocolate sounds much better than your average chocolate. The average chocolate tastes ‘very chemically’ to me. Now that I know they sell Taza Chocolate online I can get my hands on it. Thank you for sharing. Be Blessed.

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