I’m always on the lookout for new chocolates to taste. Every once in a while I find one that makes me swoon. Madre Chocolate’s Likao Kula Farm 70% bar, made with Kona cacao beans from Hawaii, has a wonderfully full chocolate taste and a smooth texture. It’s pricey: I paid $12.99 for a 1.5 oz. bar at Fastachi in Watertown, MA—does that really add up to $138/pound?—but I would buy it again in a second. (It costs $11.00 on Madre’s website.) My daughter, usually more of a milk chocolate fan, loved the taste of this bar too.

I was surprised that I didn’t like Madre’s Triple Cacao bar, which combines cacao fruit pulp, roasted cocao nibs, and Dominican dark chocolate. How can three kinds of chocolate not taste like three kinds of deliciousness?