Theo Chocolate Clusters – Now Sold in Hy-Vee Stores

Free product was provided by Theo to facilitate this review.   The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Theo Chocolate. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!   What would this holiday be without some incredibly good chocolate?  I can’t think of a single person {besides my husband} that doesn’t love the taste of chocolate. Personally, I am more of a dark chocolate fan vs. milk chocolate fan. So when given the opportunity to try these dark chocolates from Theo Chocolate, I immediately agreed to the taste test.  

Theo Chocolate started in 2006 in the United States, and was the first organic chocolate in the country.  On their website, Theo Chocolate states that they “thrive to be the most progressive chocolate maker in the country.”  I definitely admire their goals to provide a quality product using ethical business practices.

While they offer several different types of chocolate, caramels, as well as specialty items and gift collections, I tried three of their chocolate clusters– Salted Almond, Coconut Turmeric and Lemon Hemp.   

These chocolate clusters are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Fair Trade

The chocolate clusters are also a source of cocoa flavanols.  These contribute to heart health by supporting healthy blood flow.   They are convenient– packaged in a slim, resealable bag.  You can carry them in your purse or bag, so you can just take a quick bite when you need that chocolate fix and re-seal the bag.

Each bag contains 10 chocolate clusters, and the total bag is between 2.3-3 ounces.  Retail price on their website is $5.99 per bag, so this will not be an item that is sold at the grocery store checkout next to the Butterfinger bars.  While these chocolates just debuted in Hy-Vee Stores this month, you will probably find them in the Health Market versus the candy section.  I have been to a few Hy-Vee stores in my area to check them out, and I have seen them located in both areas.  

So, the burning question… how do they taste?

Theo Chocolate Salted AlmondsThe first bag I tried was the Salted Almond, and this one was by far my favorite.  These chocolates aren’t sugary like eating a Hershey bar.  They are small, but definitely something you can take your time and nibble on to savor the dark chocolate flavor.  I kept myself to only one of these clusters per night, which was tough to do, as they tasted so good!  I’ll admit when I saw all the claims on the packaging such as “gluten free!” and “Kosher”, I assumed that might equate to “No flavor” but I was wrong.  

Theo Chocolate Coconut TurmericThe second flavor I tried was the Coconut Turmeric.  This reminded me a lot of a Mounds Candy bar. Dark Chocolate and coconut, but less sugary and just tasted more decadent.   A much stronger cocoa flavor, and the coconut wasn’t overwhelming.  I would definitely purchase the Salted Almond or the Coconut Turmeric at Hy-Vee during my next grocery shopping trip.

Theo Chocolates Lemon Hemp ClustersFinally, I tried the Lemon Hemp flavor.   While it was ok, I can’t say that I would buy it again.  I just wasn’t a fan of the lemon mixed with dark chocolate.   That being said, we still managed to finish all three bags of these chocolates within a week.  🙂

If you’d like to give these a try, make sure to pay a visit to your local Hy-Vee and grab a bag (or two or three) of these while you can! 



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