The last of the items from HS Chocolate Co. is from their collection of Candy Bars, which are designed to have an adult and gourmet theme. Rather than being a version of an existing bar, this one is its own composition. The Figgy Blue comes in wrapping similar to the kind on the filled chocolates, this time in a shade of blue just darker than that in the logo.
As with those, the chocolate here is of a refreshing degree of quality. Its deep, rich, and earthy aroma expresses itself right away. The bar is layered in a way not so unlike a Snickers bar, with a fluffy white nougat on the bottom, then walnuts, and then a fig ganache. Inside the nougat is the interesting ingredient Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese. Apart from the layering, all of these add up to something very different indeed from both a candy and an average chocolate. The taste from the cheese isn’t strong, but it is noticeable. Taken from fig preserves, the fig is also not the most frequently found flavor in chocolate. Enter the gourmet scene.
Imagine a fruit and cheese plate with a creamy dip, a few walnuts, and some thin slices of chocolate or fudge. Place all of those individual effects together into one 3 oz. chocolate bar and you have the Figgy Blue. It isn’t a bar to be eaten quickly, but one to take in slowly in order to give time and attention to the four elements. It took me a moment to get used to this bar; however, it has proved itself to me with the fresh, tasteful ingredients that I now associate with HS Chocolate. This one also shows that HS Chocolate is capable of doing more than just ordinary confections, maintaining a creativity that keeps the products exciting while still familiar.