A few weeks ago I was looking at the Fork and Beans blog. Cara is an incredibly creative blogger and I love to look at her creations on her blog. I do definitely mean look at her creations. While I am beyond impressed with her creations I do not have the patience to actually recreate her masterpieces. Unfortunately I have no patience. Any type of painstakingly detailed work like hers is my idea of personal torture. A few weeks before Easter Cara posted these adorable Easter Almond Baby Chicks. She mentioned that she used white chocolate and linked over to the vegan white chocolate sold by Premium Chocolatiers. Trey has been asking me about white chocolate for a few years since he sees it in non-vegan foods. I tried another brand of vegan white chocolate chips last year, but I really hated the flavor. Once I saw Cara used these Polar Dream bars from Premium Chocolatiers I decided I needed to give them a try.
Of course once I got on their website and I was blown away by all of the other things I needed to try. I ended up ordering a 6 pack of their chocolate bars (white, milk and dark chocolate bars), a 3 pack of their Peanot No No’s and their chocolate covered pretzels. I was very impressed by the company. They advertise that they are vegan and allergy free. Their products are milk free, dairy free, peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, and egg free. They are also made in a nut and dairy free facility. Premium Chocolates is an incredible resource not just for vegans, but for anyone with allergies.
I tried the Peanot Butter No-No’s first and I have to say that I didn’t love them. Because I don’t have peanut allergies I eat peanut butter regularly. To me these just tasted like sugar, I didn’t pick up on the “nut” flavor. Trey however thought they were fantastic. He loved them and was very excited that he could take them to school for a treat.
Next up I tried the chocolate covered pretzels. I ordered these because Trey has asked for chocolate covered pretzels several times at the store. All of the dark chocolate varieties I have found say they “may contain traces of dairy“. Trey has a pretty significant dairy allergy, which as vegans doesn’t really matter since we don’t eat dairy. However I do have to make sure he doesn’t eat any food that has the “may contain traces of dairy” label. We both loved these chocolate covered pretzels from Premium Chocolatiers. It was a great balance of salty and sweet.
Finally I tried the chocolate bars. I didn’t enjoy just eating the bars by themselves. I think my taste buds have adjusted to eating super dark chocolate like Green & Black or Endangered Species. I decided to take the bars and make a few desserts with them. First up I chopped the “Milk” chocolate variety into chunks and made chocolate chunk bars. I used this recipe from Dreena Burton, but added the chocolate chunks to the batter. Instead of cooking the batter in individual cookies I added the batter to a greased 8×8 pan. I sprinkled flaked salt on top and baked them for 12 minutes. They were delicious and I loved the “milky”, less bitter, chocolate in the bar.
With the Polar White white chocolate bars I decided to make white chocolate covered pretzels. I chopped up 1 bar and melted the chocolate. Then I dipped the mini pretzels in the melted white chocolate. I placed them on parchment paper, topped them with sprinkles and let them harden in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. They were delicious and Trey loved them.