Justine and Cat join in for a special episode at SXSW 2010. Two favourite brands of the show, Vosges Haut Chocolat and Lindt & Sprüngli, are tasted by all three of us. Some SXSW attendees passing by even stop in for some free candy.
Vosges Peanut Butter Bonbon Bar contains organic peanut butter and 45% cocoa. It’s saltier than one might expect.
I had quite a bit of trouble researching information about Lindt’s Peach-Apricot Yogurt chocolate block. At the time of writing (February 2011 — I know, it has taken me a while to post these episodes) I couldn’t find much information at all about this product. Surprisingly, I didn’t keep the wrapper (I usually do for exotic products) and I’m unable to find an image of the rear of the wrapper.
Helen Goodman, creator of the blog Chocolates I Have Known, also discovered it was difficult to find information about the Peach-Apricot Yogurt block. However, she did write a good post about it with a photo of the front attached.
After finding very little information online, I decided to call Lindt USA. They knew nothing about the product. Then, I called the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney, Australia. The girl who answered the phone recalled seeing the product, but suggested I call Lindt Australia Headquarters. I did so, and they didn’t have any recollection of the product, but that they would get back to me via email if they found anything. Less than a day later the nice lady replied to me with a scanned image of a Lindt ‘Yogurt’ Block. Not the same thing as we reviewed in this episode, but close.
Gosh. What an ordeal. Companies need to have information about past/discontinued products. Especially when they’re as tasty as the Peach-Apricot Yogurt chocolate featured in this episode. If you see that product anywhere in the world, then please let me know!
- Vosges Chocolate Guides:
- Caring and Keeping Chocolate
- How to Eat Chocolate
- Pairing Wines with Chocolate – See more on WLTV #587
- Yoga and Chocolate
Vosges Peanut Butter Bonbon Exotic Candy Bar – Purchased from Hubbell and Hudson in The Woodlands, Texas
Lindt Peach-Apricot Yogurt – Purchased from Lindt Chocolat Café at Cockle Bay Wharf in Sydney, Australia
- Product currently discontinued worldwide (as far as I can tell).
This episode was recorded in the Artist’s Lounge on level 3 of the Austin Convention Center during SXSW 2010.
Recorded, edited, and exported in 720p @ 30fps.
Audio sync’d (albeit poorly; Mikey audio kept getting ahead of video)