We Tried the New Rosé Chocolate Bar

It’s the latest treat inspired by summer’s hottest drink.

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Photo by compartes.com

There’s no question it’s the summer of rosé—and we’re not just talking about the bottle of wine. The popular beverage has inspired a number of sips and treats, from refreshing frosé (frozen rosé) to Sugarfina’s rosé gummy bears, which sold out in two hours and crashed the company’s website, according to TODAY.

The latest way to get in on the trend? Rosé chocolate, which is just as tasty (and beautiful!) as it sounds. The bar, made by chic Los Angeles-based chocolate shop Compartés, is made by infusing their signature white chocolate with rosé wine, and adding crystalized rose petals for a surprisingly pleasant crunch. The company isn’t new to unique and of-the-moment flavors: others in their lineup include a matcha tea and quinoa bar, a biscuits and honey bar, and a donuts and coffee milk bar.

Our staff greatly enjoyed the summery rosé bar, with most people concluding that while it tastes primarily of white chocolate, they could pick out the rose and rosé flavors. “You can smell and taste a hint of the actual roses in it,” one staffer said. “As for the rosé, it’s not very prevalent until the aftertaste, which tastes a little bit like wine.” Everyone enjoyed the crunch of the petals, and many could tell that the chocolate was high quality. “It definitely did not feel like eating a waxy Hershey’s bar,” another staffer concluded. “[It was] clean and delicate.”

So, while not exactly the same as drinking a glass of wine, we’re pretty smitten with the bar (which would make a great gift for wine-lovers!).