Ruth Lafler has loved chocolates from Byrne & Carlson for years, but its Venezuelan 72 percent cacao Smoky Chipotle Palets (small rounded disks) are the best yet, she says. They’re made of “smooth, intense dark chocolate sprinkled with smoked sea salt and then a nice chili afterburn.” At about two grams apiece, they’re perfect if you just want a little burst of chocolate. “Not cheap (I paid $9.95 for 100 grams),” says Ruth Lafler, “but since there are over 40 little pieces in the box, they go a long way.”

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