I went to the Meadow and purchased a lot of chocolate for Leila's birthday a while back, and I gave it to her. Then I ate it. Anyways, I'll let her tell you about that.
Between the time I gave it to her and the time I ate it, I was feeling pretty jealous, so I went right back to the Meadow and bought some chocolate for myself:
The Claudio Corallo 100% was nice. It fit in with my not minding Peruvian fruitiness on 100% bars, because it masks the bitterness. It didn't stand out too much, but I enjoyed it.
Similarly, the Slitti 90% had a good, chocolatey taste, but it didn't jump out at me among other 90% bars. I think I prefer Lindt's 90% bar, which is cheaper and more readily available. I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
The French Broad 81% was a real winner, though. It used raw sugar thick-grained enough to make the whole bar taste stone ground. Nice! I'm definitely interested in trying a broader selection of their products.
I think the best of the bunch, though, might have been the "Love Bar Patanemo Straight Up," whatever that could possibly mean, by Atlanta-based chocolatier Cacao. It was just one of those instant, perfectly chocolatey moments. Then, like all good things, it was gone.
Bottom Line: The Meadow's still got it, and here are four good examples.