Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did I ever mention I love chocolate?? Chocolate.com review

Yes, I love chocolate. I love milk chocolate. I love dark chocolate. I even love white chocolate. So you can imagine that I jumped at the chance to taste and review some great selections from Chocolate.com.

Jembrana Hancrafted Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao Minimum by Amano Artisan Chocolate
I received my "happy package" on Monday and couldn't wait to see what was in the box. The first was an amazing bar of 70% Dark Chocolate from Amano. I will admit that even though I will eat any and all chocolate I do prefer milk chocolate and rarely buy dark. This bar has converted me. It is deep and rich, and so flavorful. This is the kind of chocolate that you eat slowly and savor. Let it melt on your tongue and enjoy the rich flavor. I would buy this candy bar to enjoy as an everyday treat.

Jennifer- Marzipan/Pistachio Truffles by Knipschildt Chocolatier

Next in the box were Marzipan/pistachio truffles from Knipschildt Chocolatier. My first reaction when I saw them was that I couldn't wait to try one. They are enrobed in dark chocolate and have a dusting of pistachios on top. So far, so good. I love pistachios. I love dark chocolate. But I have to say that these left me a little disappointed. They weren't bad, but they weren't that good either. The flavor of the filling was almost bland. The dark chocolate covering the truffle was great. A very strong and slightly sweet chocolate that would be great alone or with a stronger flavored filling, but it was just overwhelming with the pistachio filling.

Chocolate Truffle Bar from Chocolate.com

The last item in my box was the one that made me the happiest. Happy because of the description. Happy because it is beautifully hand-painted. Happy because of how wonderful it tastes. And Happy because there is enough of it to last me nearly a week. OK, let me explain. Imagine a 5 inch long truffle. Shaped into a long pyramid and hand painted. Filled with milk, dark, and white chocolate infused with hazelnut puree and caramel.

Are you drooling yet??

This is what the card on the package says "Double Hazelnut Caramel. A hand-painted truffle with contrasting tiers of milk chocolate flavored with hazelnut puree, white chocolate infused with caramel and dark chocolate with a hint of ground hazelnut. "
The directions say to cut slices off to enjoy. Enjoy.....yes I am! The inside of the truffle is nearly as pretty as the outside. It would be awesome for serving at a party. But way more important than looks is the taste. Soft, creamy and perfect. Hazelnuts and chocolate go together perfectly. There is no other way to describe it. And caramel....who doesn't like caramel?? This caramel melts in your mouth and isn't overly sweet like kiddy caramels. I am sure my kids would enjoy this if given the chance but NO.....this is mommy's chocolate and mommy ain't sharing!

Anyone looking for some new and interesting chocolates....go to Chocolate.com

Anyone looking for some great gift ideas....go to Chocolate.com

Anyone wanting to blog about chocolate.....go to Chocolate.com

Thank you Chocolate.com for making me one very happy woman this week. You are the Best!!


Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Beautiful candy!

Mommy of Two said...

Oooohhh I've been craving chocolate like crazy!

Rebecca Jo said...

I LOOOOOVVVVEEE Dark Chocolate. Its supposedly healthy for you too.. who knew!

The pyramid looking stuff looks so beautiful!

Amy said...

These look great. My chocolate craving is in hyperdrive.

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Mom said...

I can't imagine how hard that must be for you to do. What a hard job. LOL I love the packaging and the candy looks delish. Enjoy!

Amy said...

That's my kind of job! It all looks yummy! Think there would be a little of the pyramid left at our next GNI?

Alice in Wonderland said...

Chocolate IS good for you! I'm an expert in all things chocolate! The higher the cocoa content the better! So the 90 per cent stuff is really good for your heart, taken in small amounts for obvious reasons! But the best chocolate is the darkest chocolate that is not bitter, but has actually chilli powder in it!
Now that is delish!!!
Your photos and descriptions are really yummy too!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Ooooh what a fun review! Every womens fantasy box ;)

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Nana's Box


i love the striped chocolate the best - uber cool

Mimi said...

Jealous is this blogger! That last one looks amazing!

A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

Oh my, and here I thought I could only drool over men....wow that chocolate is amazing. And belated congrats on your seizure free year!

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