The C-word

It was dirty, dirty work, but someone had to taste copious amounts of chocolate to recommend to chocoholics for this column. This particular search focused on lighter rice-milk chocolate instead of the semisweet dark stuff. Go Max Go Foods has already proved its competence with recreating classic candy bars, so it was no surprise that its Snap! with crisped rice (like a Nestlé Crunch) is excellent. Just as enjoyable is Enjoy Life’s Boom Choco Boom Ricemilk (both available at Whole Foods Market). Also sampled: Eli’s Earth Bars (available at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op), which are certainly tasty and aren’t trying to be knockoffs like Go Max Go’s, although they aren’t quite as impressively executed.