Candy bars are a vital element to a functioning body, supplying it with antioxidants, calming stressful sweet teeth, and replenishing essential nougat stores lost during exercise. Nab an oft-overlooked nutritional need with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of custom-designed candy bars from Chocbite, an online designer confectionery.
Sating the creative yens of confectionery Picassos across the country, Chocbite allows dessert-design hounds to control their culinary destinies by inventing their own custom candy bars (starting at $10 each). Sugar sculptors flock to Chocbite's online studio, plotting out mouthwatering meal endings built upon their choice of a bittersweet-dark, semisweet-dark, milk, or white-chocolate base. Next, bar builders will bolster their creations with a choice of up to five toppings culled from a toothsome roster of more than 120, helpfully arranged into categories such as sweet, savory, nut, and un-vegetable. Give gourmet gullets an island-inspired reward by dotting a Chocmilk bar with dried banana chips, pineapple, and macadamia nuts ($11.91); escape to Thailand from the comfort of the couch with a curry, chipotle, and cayenne-infused Chocdark bar ($11.41); or recapture the bittersweet nostalgia of the Halloween St. Patrick successfully drove the trick-or-treaters out of Ireland by munching a Chocblack bar laden with candy corn, Pop Rocks, candy shamrocks, and mini M&Ms ($14.38).
Unlike some chocolate companies that craft their treats largely from sugar and Easter-bunny tears, Chocbite crafts its confections using high-quality couverture chocolate containing a superior quantity of cocoa butter. Once crafted, your personalized cocoa ingots are shipped directly to your front door, ready to be devoured immediately or safely stockpiled as leverage against the scheming neighborhood Slugworth.
- And the TASTE! Don't get me started. Soooooo good! These nuggets of chocolaty goodness are truly decadent. Yum! – Dr. Dan B., Yelp, 2/15/11