Better Than Chocolate by Nomi Tang

I don't know about you, but to me, nothing can be better than chocolate. No orgasm, flogger, crop or—well, maybe a crop could be better than chocolate. But truly, when I saw this little vibrator's name, I was very skeptical. Can a clitoral vibrator really be better than chocolate? Can anything be better than chocolate? Now I'm reminding myself of the Geico commercials. To answer the question, I say...

You'll just have to read the entire review to get the answer to that one! (Or scroll down, sneaky.)

Nomi Tang's vibrator is a cute little thing, shaped like a sort of like a vagina, that cups the user's pubic mound to give extreme stimulation on the clitoris. It's almost like a boomerang, its center folding out to two little wings where it will actually sit on the sensitive part of the body. It's 5" in total length, about 2½" at its widest part, and 1" at the tip. I received the purple Better Than Chocolate, which is almost a magenta shade of purple. Better Than Chocolate also comes in a deep blue, a lovely choice as well.


I enjoyed the packaging to this vibrator; it's very sleek, clean, and nice for storage. The Better Than Chocolate comes in a white cardboard box, with cardboard wrapping around it that has a picture of the vibrator, and it sits in a little bed made just for it. Inside of the box is also a well-made drawstring bag, great for traveling, and two booklets about the Better Than Chocolate. It's a presentation that's very pleasing to the eye.


The vibrator is made of nonporous TPE-coated plastic, TEP standing for thermoplastic elastomer and polycarbonate. The booklet says that this is a skin-friendly material and it's used in "many medical applications." This makes the vibrator hard, firm, but velvety. In comparison to velvety plastics, like those from Evolved, it has a more scratchy texture, giving it a lot of drag in use. It's definitely not a texture that's good for people who prefer their vibrators to slide against their skin, as this one will stay firmly in place. The Better Than Chocolate vibrator can be used with silicone- and water-based lubricants.

Obviously, before using a vibrator, it either needs to be charged or have batteries placed. So I tried to open the battery compartment. And I tried to open the battery compartment. And I kept trying to open the battery compartment. It really gave me a difficult time! It was stuck on there like nothing I've ever felt. When I finally got it off, it flew across my room and I had to go searching for it. Then it came time, after inserting two AAAs, to put the cap back on the Better Than Chocolate. This was even more difficult that taking it off! I had to twist and turn it, and finally, it snapped into place. (The directions that come with the vibrator give instructions on how to take the cap off, but I found that they really were not helpful at all.)


When you turn the vibrator on by pressing the little button on the battery case, the touch pad has a dot that lights up in blue, telling you "I'm on, now!" I found that controlling the Better Than Chocolate was a hit-and-miss sort of thing; it would sometimes give me a hard time, other times it was easier. I read the directions thoroughly before using this vibrator, as just looking at it made me a bit confused. The Better Than Chocolate has this new, "innovative" control system that works by use of a touch pad; you swipe your finger across it to make the vibrations higher, and swipe it the other way to make them lower. There are also pulsations, two, that you can flip through by holding your finger over the red dot on the touch pad.

The vibrations resonate throughout the entire vibrator, but are strongest in the tip, the part that really matters. They range from a low rumble to a high buzz, which is actually a bit annoying in my opinion. The pulsations are interesting, and I actually like the customization that's possible with them. One is an escalating buzz, and the other is a regular pulsation. Both, with the touch pad, can be either made faster or slower, meaning that the escalating buzz will escalate faster, and the pulsation can also go faster, or slower, depending on your mood.

There is a lock feature to lock what pattern you're using. You remember how the light turns blue when you turn it on? Well, if you hold your finger on the opposite end for a few seconds, the vibrator's light will turn red, telling you that it's locked in that one setting. To change the setting, hold your finger over the opposite end for another three seconds, and change to whatever setting you like.

When you're done using the toy, what do you use to clean it? With the material that this is made out of, you should take a warm, soapy cloth and clean it well, making sure that there are no batteries in the vibrator when you're cleaning it and that the battery compartment itself is closed securely. I do not recommend sharing this between partners, as it cannot be sanitized properly.

Let's talk about whether this vibrator is travel-friendly or not. In my opinion, yes, it is. But you cannot take it out and use it without fumbling around; there is no lock feature on this vibrator. None whatsoever. The only way to keep it from buzzing around your purse or your briefcase is to take the batteries out and, when you're ready to use the vibrator, put them back in.

So, Sir, you've kept us waiting long enough. Is it really better than chocolate?! I, sadly, have to say no. This little vibrator really is not better than chocolate. But what it is better than is many other clitoral vibrators on the market. I did expect better, however, from a vibrator that is priced at $80. It should be rechargeable. The touch pad could be better. Overall, I feel that there could be a lot of improvements made on this little vibrator. I wish that I loved it, but I really just do not.

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Clitoral vibrator by Nomi Tang
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This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.

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