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Candy Bar

So, I’m having no luck finding single-bean dark chocolate here in Amman, Jordan. I have found some other interesting chocolate in the meantime, though. Below is a bar we found in a shop down the street from our apartment. I love seeing how the English language is represented here, especially in official signs and food labels. You’ll notice that this bar, the humble “Candy Bar,” contains peanuts, cream, and biscuits (cookies); it is also chocolate “covared.”

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Chocolate in Cairo, Egypt

I knew when we went abroad to the Middle East it would likely be more difficult to find single-bean dark chocolate bars. I thought I’d still take a chocolate adventure or two while here, though. I was elated to find a beautiful chocolatier in Cairo. When we entered the shop, it was actually warmer than outside, which is rare for chocolate shops. They often keep a very specific temperature to avoid damaging their chocolate. The displays were beautiful but there were several flies buzzing around. Also, when Robert asked in Arabic whether they make they’re own chocolate or not, they said that they order the chocolates from Belguim and then wrap them in their own packaging. Not a surprise. The chocolate was tasty all the same. This gold square had a metal edge, which was a nice touch. It had a sesame honey filling, which was tasty with good texture. The other two pieces were raspberry chocolate and strawberry chocolate–a little sweet.

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