Since Taza chocolate comes in small, sturdy disks, we find them good to chuck into a backpack (just not in the summer!).
Each paper-wrapped disk is divided into breakable sections to share it with friends (or keep all for your greedy little self – we won’t tell!). It also makes a fun gift or stocking stuffer.
The stone-ground process gives the chocolate an interesting texture – dry, not quite crumbly, not exactly “gritty” – with a strong, pure taste of chocolate that is not too overbearingly sweet.
When I stumbled upon Taza’s chocolate awhile back, I was intrigued with some of their more unusual flavors like chipotle chili.
While that one is tasty, it does have a kick to it. I lean more toward the cacao puro, coffee, salted almond, and orange flavors.
The Chocolate Mexicano Sampler (cacao puro, chipotle chili, cinnamon, ginger, Guajillo chili, orange, salt & pepper, vanilla bean) and the Classic Collection (Guajillo chili, cinnamon, vanilla bean, salt and pepper, coffee, and salted almond) are a good way to try a bunch of flavors and makes for a fun gift (and the package design is nice which is always a big plus).
However, it is hard to keep the chocolate around long enough to actually make it into our packs on the weekend.