Moonstruck Animal Truffles a la Serious Eats

Moonstruck Chocolates makes pretty good chocolates (see past reviews here) that are, unfortunately, also pretty pricey. I’ve long coveted their adorable little animal-shaped truffles, but I always found them too expensive and felt like the extra cost was more for the cute factor than the taste factor. Fortunately, Serious Eats gave them all four of…

Moonstruck Chocolates

I bought these Moonstruck truffles at a posh gift shop in Rochester. They cost a pretty penny, so I limited myself to three: Peppercorn and Sesame (it was on sale; half off), Ocumarian, and Chocolate Malted Cream Cone. Peppercorn and Sesame was a dark chocolate square prettily decorated with a pink speckled white chocolate topper….

Beacon Hill Chocolates – Part I

My boyfriend recently treated me to a lovely box of truffles from Beacon Hill Chocolates (hereafter referred to as BHC). I will review 2 of them today and 3 more on Friday. BHC doesn’t make their own truffles. Instead, they sell truffles made by other chocolatiers. Alas, they don’t credit the chocolatiers in their shop…

Cacao Bean Discovery

From the NY Times, a story of the discovery of a supply of rare Nacional cacao pods that yield especially mellow and minimally bitter chocolate. It sure sounds delicious and intriguing, but at $12 for a 2 ounce bar and $12 for 3.5 of Nacional chocolate-covered Nacional beans, it ain’t going to be cheap. I…