Gail Ambrosius Interview

Serious Eats has a great interview with Wisconsin chocolatier Gail Ambrosius. I reviewed her chocolates last May and absolutely adored them, so it was nice to hear more about the lady behind the magic. Come back tomorrow for my review of her new Parisian Praline Collection!

Valentine Dots

I am the queen of buying things on sale, hence this post on Valentine candy over a month after Valentine’s Day. I bought the Dots in a post-holiday sale, of course! The box calls them “cherry, vanilla, and passion fruit flavored gumdrops”. They had translucent pink or red tops with white bases. All of them…

Homemade Raspberry Liqueur Chocolates

Valentine’s Day was over a month ago, but it’s still not too late to try out this Serious Eats recipe for raspberry liqueur chocolates! The recipe looks a little complicated – if you start practicing now, they’ll be perfect for your sweetheart for next Valentine’s Day!

Tom and Sally’s Organic Skinny Bars

I bought two Tom and Sally’s 100% Organic Skinny Bars at a little chocolate shop near the Berkshires in Massachusetts. I tried to look up more about them, but Google seems to think there’s something scary about their website. First up, a Belgian 41% milk chocolate infused with cocoa nibs. The chocolate was dark for…

Chinese Bai Nuo

I bought these Bai Nuo chocolate bars while I was in China last fall. Bai Nuo Foods is located in Shanghai… and that’s about all that I know about them. The picture of the treat on the wrapper is absolutely luscious: a dripping liquid chocolate center surrounded by a crispy cookie/wafer roll, all covered in…

American Chocolate Week Giveaway

Did you know that this week (March 20-26) is American Chocolate Week? To help us celebrate, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) is sponsoring a giveaway on ZOMG, Candy!* They’ve just launched a new website, which looks like a good resource to learn more about how chocolate is made, where it comes from, and how to…

Vosges Bapchi’s Caramel Toffee Bar

I bought this Vosges Bapchi’s Caramel Toffee Bar along with the Organic Enchanted Mushroom that I reviewed on Monday. It’s made of 45% deep milk chocolate, sweet butter toffee, walnuts, and pecans. The first, immediately noticeable thing about this bar was the toffee. Holy cow was it delicious! The toffee cleaved cleanly with a great,…

More for my Paris bucket list

Oh David Lebovitz, I love your blog so much, but I hate how it makes me want to frivolously empty my savings account, jet to Paris, and eat everything in sight. If I ever make it back there, I’m totally hitting up Un Dimanche à Paris. David made it sound too delectable to skip.

Vosges Organic Enchanted Mushroom

It’s not every day that you run into chocolate with mushrooms, so I just had to pick up this Vosges Organic Enchanted Mushroom. Even if it did cost a bit more than regular Vosges bars (already expensive) because of its organic-ness. This bar was comprised of Reishi mushrooms, walnuts, and 66% dark chocolate. Its texture was lightly gritty,…

Kinder Surprise

After writing about the illegality of Kinder Surprises, I realized that I should review them. If customs asks, all Kinder Surprise consumption for the sake of this review was conducted outside of U.S. borders. The Kinder Surprise was a thin-shelled hollow egg. Inside the egg was a sealed yellow cylinder containing a toy. That combination…