Mountain Mint Wild Bars
Mountain Mint Wild Bars and I first crossed paths a few months ago in New York City. But part of me wishes we’d never met. Is this because Wild Bars don’t taste good? Heck no! It’s because they taste so incredibly over-the-moon, turn-your-world-upside-down delicious that my poor wallet is having apoplexy trying to figure out how to support this new addiction. Wild Bars, you see, are $5 each! (Foolishly, I neglected to look at the price when I purchased my first bar.) Is there a certain product that—due to its high cost—you wish you’d never discovered?
I can think of quite a few… like Chocolate Coconut Butter!
Back to the story: Just one unassuming green package combines velvety, bitter chocolate, intense, cooling mint and rich, chewy macadamia nuts for a truly-tantalizing flavor explosion. They’re heaven if you’re a hard-core chocolate or mint lover. (I happen to be one of both.) And if you heat them up in the microwave for a few seconds? There are no words.
All that flavor and a healthy dose of fiber (14g per bar), Omega 3s, vitamins such as B12 and Phosphorous, and antioxidants—it’d be pretty darn perfect, if one could only solve the nagging problem of that high price. Apparently, the bars are so expensive thanks to one of their ingredients: blue green algae. Wha??? Are you kidding me? Algae, as in the algae that grows at the bottom of my pool??? (CCK’s mind is going a hundred miles a minute right now, trying to figure out how she can market the crap in her pool…)
If you’re Donald Trump and you are reading this post, go out right now and buy caseloads of these bars. (And send some to me, please!). Otherwise, stay far, far away so as not to get addicted to the wildly-delicious, wildly-pricy Mountain Mint Wild Bars. (I wasn’t keen on the orange-flavored bars, hence their absence from this post.) To the chagrin of my tummy and delight of my aforementioned wallet, I can’t find Wild Bars in Texas. But you can bet your (tempeh) bacon that I stock up every time I go to NYC. *Sigh* What else is a chocolate-addicted girl to do?
To summarize: If money is no object, get thee to a grocery store to buy up some Wild Bars! And please don’t forget your favorite chocoholic, whose birthday is September 6th. 😉
I’m working on homemade Wild bars, based on this recipe: 3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars.