Chocolove – going Southern and local for inspiration?

Last week’s news post was about regional American candies. Today, I’m sharing a Serious Eats post that suggests that Chocolove’s new bars, ¬†Peach & Pecan and Salted Peanut,¬†were crafted with a focus on the local specialties of Georgia. While the former definitely sounds Georgian (what’s more associated with Georgia than peaches, or more southern than…

Chocolove Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate

I recently attended the wedding of my boyfriend’s cousin. The wedding was held in Colorado, and the bride and groom chose to give their guests gift baskets with locally made treats and favors, including bars of Chocolove chocolate. That’s my kind of wedding! The back of the Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate bar described…

Chocolove Holiday Fruits and Nuts in Dark Chocolate

I bought this Chocolove Holiday bar on sale in January. Thus I think that it’s safe to assume that “holiday” is PC for Christmas. It’s described on the back as follows: “Sweet currants, tart cherries, zesty orange and spicy ginger compliment a mix of crunchy pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts enrobed in dark chocolate… This classic…

Master’s Tea with Judy Logback

A couple of weeks ago, on February 25th, I skipped my bootcamp class at the gym and went to a Master’s Tea with Judy Logback, the founder of Kallari chocolates, instead. After complaining about the Times Styles’ snarky chocolate review that fawned over Kallari a bit too much, how could I pass up the opportunity…

Snarky Chocolate Reviews from the NY Times

After the Times Dining article on cacao growers and Kallari, article author Jill Santopietro wrote a follow-up taste test of various other organic and fair trade chocolates. She was pretty disaparing and snarky. While I’ve reviewed most of the brands she’s tried (Endangered Species, Chocolove, Green and Black’s, Theo, and Dagoba) , the only bar…

Calhoun College Chocolate Tasting Notes, Round II

After the success of my first chocolate tasting (notes here), I held a second one with the extra bars. Unfortunately, by the time the second tasting rolled around, most of the bars had bloomed thanks to New Haven humidity and temperature fluctuations and a lack of air conditioning. The Vosges chocolate bars were the only…

Calhoun College Chocolate Tasting Notes

My tasting notes, as promised. I loved how I was able to notice the subtle differences between the bars by tasting them all together. For example, when I first tasted the Scharffen Berger Extra Rich Milk, I thought it was sweet and yogurty. Tasting it right after the Chocolove Milk and the Papua single origin…

Calhoun College Chocolate Tasting

Last Wednesday was further proof that my residential college, Calhoun, is the best residential college. After the success of my personal chocolate party, I asked my residential college Master if we could do one for the college. He said sure, if I was willing to plan it, and the gears were set in motion. A…