These Nathan Miller bars are courtesy of my sister who managed to raise eyebrows at the checkout counter when she bought these chocolate bars for me 🙂
Nathan Miller seemed to always have a fascination with food and mixing various ingredients, like creating the perfect chocolate sauce. It wasn’t until he was in high school that he decided his heart was set on food. After attending culinary school, he traveled and worked as a pastry chef in Germany, New York and Colorado. His pastry background led him to chocolate, and from there he decided to start his own chocolate company in 2010. In 2013, he relocated to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where he now has his own bakery and café.
The wrappers are made of paper and are soft to the touch. They seem to “fluff” and fall apart easily, though. This hasn’t been the first time that I’ve found fluff stuck to the chocolate itself. The designs on the wrappers are simple and easy on the eyes.
Dark Mint Bar
I could definitely smell and taste the mint in this bar. The nibs gave a nice crunch and texture. The chocolate itself was a little earthy in flavor, but subtle.
Just as its name suggests, the chocolate had a buttery scent and subtle, butter-like and lightly salted flavor. The chocolate itself was creamy with a touch of earthiness.
Pretzel and Cherry
I first tasted pretzel and salt. It wasn’t until my bite halfway melted that I was able to taste the cherry. I think this was the first time I’ve tasted salt mixed with fruity flavors, but the combination was delicious and pleasant. The bar had light crunchy texture from the pretzels. There weren’t too many pretzels or too much salt, which was nice compared to other pretzel bars I’ve had before.
Rum and Raisin
The rum scent was definitely noticeable and I was able to taste both the rum and raisin flavors. Since I don’t like rum, I’m glad this was a buttermilk bar because if it were a dark chocolate bar, I don’t think I’d be able to tolerate this.
My favorite out of the four bars was the Pretzel and Cherry bar because it feeds that part of my appetite when I’m craving a creamier chocolate and I always love fruity bits in my chocolate as well. It was nice to try a different combination of salt + fruit as well. I’ll be polishing that bar off first 😉
Nathan Miller: Made in Chambersburg, PA