Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate Bars, Dark Chocolate, 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 6)
- A premium chocolate indulgence, perfect for the gourmet chocolate connoisseur
- Semisweet chocolate pairs well with sparkling wines
- 62% cacao
- Certified kosher and gluten free
- Includes 6 Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate Bars (3-ounce bars)
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Flavor: Semisweet Dark Chocolate (62% Cacao) | Size: 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 6)
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Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate Bars, 3-Ounce Bars
With soft notes of honey and citrus, this 62% cacao dark chocolate bar has a perfectly balanced flavor profile that makes it perfect for gift-giving. Look to Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate Bars any time you want to treat yourself or a friend to a high-quality, gourmet chocolate indulgence.
Tips for Enjoying Scharffen Berger Chocolate
Celebrate with the Best
For a fine chocolate and bubbly gift they’ll never forget, pair a few of these dark chocolate bars with a bottle of sparkling wine.
Show Off Your Good Taste
Want to make greeting cards extra-special? Tie Scharffen 62% Berger Semisweet Chocolate Bars to the envelopes with a pretty piece of ribbon.
Add Class to Coffee Breaks
Enjoy Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate Bars alongside Guatemalan coffee for a delicious mingling of delicate flavors.
About Scharffen Berger Chocolate
Chocolate connoisseur Robert Steinberg and winemaker John Scharffenberger founded Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker in 1977.
The pair tested multiple combinations in their San Francisco kitchen before perfecting a unique blend of beans that highlighted the true flavor of cacao. The result is an array of distinctive chocolates. Each one is characterized by complexity and balance, not unlike fine wines.
Today, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker travels the world to source the finest cacao from small sustainable farms. Of the more than 150 samples we taste each year, only a few are good enough to become Scharffen Berger Chocolate.
Why Pair Chocolate With Wine?
Both fine wine and premium chocolate have nuanced flavor profiles worthy of being savored. Enjoying chocolate and wine together elevates an already luxurious indulgence, creating a delicious harmony of tastes and textures. Try it and see! Reward yourself with the sensory pleasure of Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate Bars and sparkling wine, or better yet, gather some friends for a lively session of flavorful exploration.
Scharffen Berger Chocolate and Wine: The Perfect Pair
Before he became a chocolate maker, John Scharffenberger was one of California’s most respected wine makers. He approached his chocolate business with the same sophisticated palate and attention to detail—that’s why Scharffen Berger Chocolates are perfect for wine pairings. Each semisweet chocolate bar has a nuanced flavor profile that rivals those of the finest wines.
What to Pair with Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate Bars
Dry champagne and sparkling wines pair nicely with the delicate citrus and honey overtones of Scharffen Berger 62% Semisweet Chocolate.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is why Sharffen berger is the preferred chocolate of both home and professional bakers at this busy time of year. We know it will deliver to us a nice evenly noted Bittwersweet taste not too waxy nor overly creamy in texture and that this 70% Cacao bar can be easily incorporated into ganaches, used to melt and then coat dried fruits for Holiday platters, serve as the basis of a decadedent Southern Chocolate layer cake 6 layers high or, be snapped off into the scored triangles and enjoyed by the cook as a not-too-guilty indulgence full of flavinoids and anti-oxidants your store-bought candybar has long abandoned in the name of cheap, artificial vanillas and tropical fats to replace to Coco butter.
Some people I tried to tempt with a small serving of the bar, snapped off and offered as the perfect marriage of bitter and sweet just couldn't get over their love of rich Milk Chocolate but if you make sure the bar is warmed to at least 78 to 80 degrees, very gently on a plate, it melts a little eaiser in the mouth as it warms up to body temperature and loses the waxy sensation that people eating it at a colder 65 degrees tend to report. So if you plan to serve the bar or eat the bar on it's own, respect the coco butter's richeness and the fact that there is less of it in this dark bar.Read more ›
If you're so inclined this is a fantastic chocolate to end a tasting dinner or to pair with a good glass of Cabernet. You could also just, you know, eat it. It's delicious.
It is. And it's also yummy.
These bars are not as soft as the almond, so it's a little harder to break apart. The nibs are chewy, and not as sweet as the chocolate of course so it's a nice contrast. It's a little odd when you chew that last bit of nib and it almost feels like eating sand -- doesn't bother me, but texture-people might have a problem with that.
Each (3oz) bar is 41% cocoa, gluton-free. Service size is half a bar (hehe, right, I try), and it lists calories at 220 and total carb at 20g (per serving). Ingredients include milk, cacao beans nibs and butter, 2% or less of non-gmo soy lecithin, and whole vanilla beans.
I enjoy the soft saltiness of the almond bars better, though I like the Nibby. My sister thinks the almond ones aren't sweet enough, but she likes the nib bars.
The Scharffen Berger bars are nicely wrapped. The wrapping of mine was yellow, the current picture on this product is for the Dark Chocolate. See this product listing: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Bar Milk Nibby, 3-ounces, 41% Cacao (Pack of 6).
For something a bit different, and a delicious experience, I recommend the Chocolate Nibby.
As for the chocolate itself, I nibbled on one bar throughout the day, having some as a snack and most with meals. The chocolate itself is a little on the heavy, creamy side, with a strong peppery overtone and an unusual but pleasant after-taste. Fans of sweet chocolate will be let down somewhat, as the bars were not very sweet. However, this allowed the natural flavor of the chocolate to shine. The peppery taste was a little on the hot and spicy side, thus reminding me of some of the more adventurous south-east Asian or Central American food that I have consumed (with tearful, giddy glee) over the years. This immediately brought to mind pairings with some of the sweeter white wines- Riesling and Gerwurztraminer, for the best possible Epicurean experience, but I had resolved early on to sample the pairings across a broad and representative spectrum of wines. That said, here are the results of the pairing tests (a la Discovery Channel's Mythbusters style):
Pairings with reds: totally busted. As a group, the tannins of the reds, which impart the flavors to the red wine, generally over-powered the flavor of the chocolate. Possibly the only exception to this was one of Trader Joe's many versions of two-buck Chuck- white merlot; however, the after-effects of this combination (and even with the wine alone) were most unpleasant. Overall, the reds as a group imparted little in the way of sweetness and generally over-shadowed the inherent flavors of the chocolate.
Pairings with pinks: marginally busted.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Delicious chocolate. I hear this craft maker is now owned by Hershey's. Nevertheless, this bar tastes great. Only con is the price.Published 7 days ago by Anwar Malik
The chocolate I received is old and shows signs of blooming and lacks the crispiness, when breaking a piece, that a good chocolate bar should have. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Carl Fattal
Very good chocolate, somewhat expensive compared to similar bars from competitors.Published 19 days ago by Matt Schiffler
I'm not a chocolate person, I rarely eat candy unless it's around October 31 and I have leftovers, even then I usually just throw it away. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Mike
I love this brand of chocolate, but the 6 bars I received are not usable, due to all six bars smelling heavily of perfume or cologne. UGH! Read morePublished 29 days ago by A. Clark
This was my first time trying the Scharffen Berger chocolate. As part of our Christmas I purchased a few brands and different percentages of dark chocolate. Read morePublished 1 month ago by PD