Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

I was in Rochester, NY last week and came across a delightful little chocolate shop called Hedonist Artisan Chocolates. While there I struck up a nice conversation with one their chocolate makers (perhaps the proprietor?) and partook of their generous free samples of just-made rolled champagne truffles and some bits of chocolate bark. The great […]

Dark Chocolate Camembert Truffles

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates made a goat cheese collection that I really enjoyed. The tangy creaminess of goat cheese worked really well mixed with chocolate in truffles. The funky stank of camembert, on the other hand, does not sound like a natural fit for pairing with chocolate. But The Creative Pot thought they’d be a good […]

Chocolate for the New Year

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I don’t bother because I’m already perfect… That’s a total lie. I don’t bother because I’m lazy. Whatever your stance on New Year’s Resolution, Serious Eats has a nice round-up of appropriate chocolates for the determined/delusional and for the lazy/indulgent. Dagoba’s Superfruit bar is on the resolution makers’ list. […]

Meiji Meltykiss – Coffee and Black Sesame

These Meiji Meltykiss were picked up on my trip to China. They came in lots of different flavors, but I only picked up two varieties because they were pretty expensive for China (~$5-6 box). I went with coffee and black sesame because they sounded the most delicious and intriguing. The Meltykisses came in impressive packaging. […]

Haggis Chocolate – Just a Deceptive Headline

Via the Facebook page of Hedonist Artisan Chocolates comes a story of a Scottish chocolatier who is making haggis chocolates. Alas, the gross-out isn’t as gross as story’s headline would lead you to believe: “Ellingham does not use actual haggis in the chocolate truffles, but instead blends spices including nutmeg, mace and black pepper, as […]