Krakatoa Bar: There's a bit of crunch to the bar, as if the black pepper was ground coarsely, which adds a textual element we appreciate and often miss in infused bars. The pepper notes return at the end to leave a toasted, warming finish. It's an almost savory approach to sweet, which delivers a refreshing flavor out of the normal spectrum in chocolate
The Mahal Bar's three flavors recalls the heat of the spices dried out by the tropical sun. Fong's chocolates reflect a deep understanding of the flavors endemic to the Philippines. I found myself missing home with each bite.