Chocolate Heart Story: A Celebration

Every one of my tastings are blind. When I purchase the chocolate, I know the name and type but make no judgment on the bar. I pay no attention to what’s on the package. I want the chocolate to speak to me. I want it to tell me a story. I want to feel the heart and soul of the chocolate maker.

My experience with these bars could be 100% different than what the chocolate maker had in mind, but it doesn’t make it wrong. Everyone who tastes a chocolate bar will have a unique opportunity to taste the magic in each bar.

I found this bar to be incredibly interesting. The longer I let it melt on my tongue, the more I liked it. I felt like we were developing a relationship. The flavors drew me in, and I wanted to know more.

When tasting chocolate, I have only a pen and paper. I focus on the flavor and write down the story the chocolate shares with me.

This poem is inspired by Maverick Chocolate Co, Prohibition Milk Chocolate with Bourbon Nibs.

Aroma and tasting notes: Brownies, thick, rich chocolate cake, dark sugar, Milk chocolate, creamy, smooth, sweet, nutty.

A celebration

A celebration
An anniversary

Another year of
and accomplishments

Thick, rich chocolaty cake
A creamy cup of cocoa
with marshmallows

Your best friend
Your secret keeper
The calm in your storm

Safe haven
True love

Together you are

Amberley Charlotte © 6.10.22

This bar inspired by Maverick Prohibition Milk Chocolate with Bourbon Nibs

Chocolate Heart Story: Love, Kindness, Friendship, and Harmony

This is one of my favorite bars. I can’t help but feel happy when I taste it. The aromas and flavor profiles I found are Butterscotch, Marshmallow, Salted Caramel, Cream, Sweet Vanilla, Smooth, Cool, and Buttery. This poem is inspired by Goldie Chocolates Gold Bar.

Love, Kindness, Friendship, and Harmony

The sun is shining
The neighborhood is alive
Children are riding bikes
jumping rope
and sharing secrets

The ice cream truck plays music
as kids line up for a cool treat
She’s new to the neighborhood
small for her age

She sits alone

Then a hand
reaches for her

Another little girl
full of energy
tall for her age
do you want to play hopscotch?

Hand in hand
they run off
not a care in the world
their only job
is to be children


Look into the eyes of a child
and you will see
Love, Kindness, Friendship, and Harmony

Amberley Charlotte ©6.9.2022
This poem inspired by Goldie Chocolates Gold Bar

Chocolate Heart Story: I’m Soaring

This poem inspired by the MillCreek Cacao Roasters 70% Dark Chocolate Raspberry bar. When we accept the beauty in what makes us different, we soar.

I’m Soaring

Blue skies
White fluffy clouds

The air is clean
I can breathe

I’m soaring
My spirit is free
My heart is warm
I taste the possibilities

Rich dark brownies
layered with whipped cream
plump juicy raspberries
sprinkled with dark Muscovado sugar

This is Freedom
This is peace
I never want to leave

Amberley Charlotte ©2022
This poem inspired by the MillCreek Cacao Roasters 70% Dark Chocolate Raspberry bar. Arriba National Hacienda Limon Farm Ecuador

Chocolate Heart Story: Could This Be Real?

Our second date
You’re familiar
Yet new

Candlelight dessert by the fire
The room is full of people
I see only you

I order sweet raspberries and cream
You order a caramel mocha latte
The aroma of coffee, berries, and rich cream fills the room

Staring into your eyes
You intrigue me
You see me
I want to know more

Where did you come from?
How did you find me?
Could this be real?

Amberley Charlotte ©6.5.2022
This poem was inspired by Letterpress Chocolate Ucayali 70% Dark Chocolate

Chocolate Heart Story: Our Last Summertime Carnival

Our last summertime carnival

She’s my best friend
We’ve grown up together

She knows everything about me
Every secret, every fear
and every dream I’m afraid to share
She’s the sister I always wanted

Next week we leave for college
and will be separated by 3000 miles

But today we’re making memories
Getting friendship tattoos
Riding roller coasters
Screaming on the Ferris wheel
and eating our favorite orange Creamsicle’s

I’m going to miss her
but these memories
will stay with me forever

She’s my best friend
and I know everything about her
every secret, every fear
and every dream she’s afraid to share
She’s the sister I always wanted

AmberleyCharlotte © 6.5.2022
This poem inspired by: Chocolarder 68% Dark Chocolate Smooth Orange Peel

Chocolate Heart Story: It’s a beautiful day!

This poem is inspired by Letterpress Chocolate Kokoa Kamili Tanzania Raspberry 36% White Chocolate.

I believe if you listen, Chocolate will speak to you. You may taste amazing flavors or become overwhelmed with emotions. But if you’re ready to explore what’s in your heart, the Chocolate will always speak to you.

This is synesthesia. This is what happens when I taste chocolate. Feelings, colors, stories, and poems. This is how Chocolate speaks to me.

I’ve never been on a hike, nor would I EVER enjoy it! But through amazing chocolate bars like this one, we all have the opportunity to be transported to beautiful places. I hope you enjoy this poem, and I hope you love this bar.

It’s a beautiful day!

Walking through the fields
Berries everywhere

Lush hills
blue skies
the sun waves hello

Children playing with the dog

Sweet kisses
He loves me
He loves me not

Family hikes

Ice cream sundaes
Sweet cream
Raspberry sauce

It’s a beautiful day!

Amberley Charlotte ©5.29.2022

This poem is inspired by Letterpress Chocolate Kokoa Kamili Tanzania Raspberry 36% White Chocolate.

Chocolate Heart Story: Flying High

This poem is inspired by Letterpress Chocolates Tranquilidad 70% dark chocolate.
I did not expect this experience! This bar took me on a ride through the heavens.
What a gift to my senses and my emotions. I hope you enjoy this poem and this bar.

Flying High

Flying high above the clouds
I can see the heavens

I’m soaring on a mountain
of dark sweet chocolate cream

I feel light up here


I’m free
I’m calm
I’m peaceful

This sweet, creamy chocolate
is bathing my worries away

This is a ride
and I don’t want to get off

Amberley Charlotte ©5.29.2022
This poem is inspired by Letterpress Chocolate Tranquilidad, 70% dark chocolate

Chocolate Heart Story: He has a secret

This poem was inspired by @Solkiki Chocolate: Samphire 67 % Dark Chocolate Bar.
This one took me on an emotional roller coaster. I hope you enjoy the bar and the poem.

He has a secret

The air is salty
yet sweet

The smoke from neighboring chimneys
bring memories of happier times

The lake shimmers as the sun sets
It’s almost perfect

He has a secret
Is there someone else?

I’m scared

Hand in Hand
we walk
in silence
stopping at the gazebo

My heart pounds
Is this the end?

No, it’s just the beginning
I said yes!

Amberley Charlotte ©5.29.2022

This poem was inspired by @Solkiki Chocolate: Samphire 67 % Dark Chocolate Bar

Chocolate Heart Story: Can life really be this good?

Today I had the blessing of tasting the Solkiki Raspberry White Chocolate bar.
From the moment I placed it on my tongue, fresh sweet tangy raspberry brought joy to my heart, immediately a rush of sweet cream mixed with the raspberry, and I couldn’t get enough. I’m amazed at the flavors’ strength, boldness, and balance. I didn’t expect it.
Seriously, this bar is a mood stabilizer!

The story below is my experience tasting this bar.
Thank you Solkiki, it was an absolute pleasure!

Can life really be this good?

Sun is shining
Waves crashing
Roller skating at the beach

Picnics in the sand
Burgers, fries, and milkshakes

Friends you trust
Summer is here

Young love
She lays her head on his lap 
He can’t take his eyes off her
She takes his breath away

No airs or graces
No inhibitions
Just authentically themselves 
Content in each other’s arms
Nothing else matters

Dogs bark in the distance
Frisbees flying
The beach is alive with laughter 

This is what it’s all about
No Judgement
Everyone’s invited to the party

Can life really be this good?

Amberley Charlotte ©2022
This poem inspired my Solkiki Raspberry White Chocolate

Chocolate Heart Story: Dear Madame Fruitcake

This post is inspired by Map Chocolates Dear Madame Fruitcake chocolate bar.

Do you ever feel like a fruitcake in the middle of a lettuce patch?

We are so busy trying to be the lettuce that if we let go and embrace our creativity, we would find that we are more fruitcake than lettuce. We can let our creativity out and see where it flows. In this case, it came from MacKenzie from Map Chocolate.

When I tasted Dear Madame Fruitcake, I found myself on a roller coaster going through a rainbow explosion of sweet, nutty, salty, spiced flavors. This bar is breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You will want to eat it all day!

There is a cool craziness to the textures. From smooth to chunky, a sweet fruity flavor enveloped my mouth, and behind it came chunks of nuts and chocolate. Do I let it melt in my mouth? If I chew it, it will be gone; I wanted more!

I felt this bar screaming, “Run and be free!”
It’s one of a kind. It’s like that cool kid in school you wanted to emulate. It teaches us to be our own person, and I think that’s what the world needs now. The chunks of flavor are unapologetically unique. The sweetness is balanced, not heightened because of the fruit, and if you are quiet enough you just might taste a hint of beer. 

Mackenzie thinks outside the wrapper. She doesn’t care if people think she’s doing something out of the norm. She values and protects her creativity. She creates masterpieces because she trusts her gut, and she’s not influenced by outside sources who don’t understand her thought process, and that’s inspiring.

I believe in the healing properties of chocolate. I believe it teaches us about ourselves. But we can also learn so much from these chocolate makers who have a vision and put so much into their creations.

With each bar being different and each chocolate maker having their own style, we are certain to be blessed with a multitude of flavors, colors, aromas, shapes, and emotions when we sample the talent that comes out of their kitchens.

Dear Madame Fruitcake has a soul, and I can feel its heartbeat!

Amberley Charlotte ©2022
This post is inspired by Map Chocolates Dear Madame Fruitcake chocolate bar.