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Day 218 – Epic day

Today was a day of all days… I finally went to Vero Chocolates on Fenwick pier!! It’s not the easiest place to get to, a little out of the way, but even after a long day I was happy to just walk into this place. Though, it wasn’t quite what I expected, I know know what I had pictured it to be… but that’s ok, I wasn’t disappointed.

Wooden floors, dark brown furnishings with white walls and a huge kitchen displaying a preparation area through large windows allowing us privy to the chocolate making… there were chocolate displays in glass cabinets and floor to ceilings windows showing the beautiful harbour and of course, the construction/reclamation (but we just looked over that).

In addition, there was the room. The temperature controlled closed glass room with displays of all sorts of chocolates. When you walk in, you’re engulfed in a thick heavenly chocolate fragrance. It was divine and I was giddy on a high, so much so, that I had to step out for a breather.

THEN came the actual ordering. I was a so unsure about what to get… it all looked goooood. Eventually I settled on the After 8 – 70% dark mint hot chocolate:

The chocolate was melting, and I quickly stirred it in and took a sip. It was dark and thick. Seriously, there was not much else but chocolate in this. A-mazing. You had to stir it every so often as it thicken up if left alone for too long, but also, it was one to just slip slowly and enjoy. I was grateful for the glass of cold water on the side to help cleanse the palate and allow my taste buds to enjoy the rich flavour a new after each sip. I’m seriously going back. The 70% dark raspberry has my name on it.

Rating: off the scale!

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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in chocolate, dark, hot chocolate, mint

 

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Day 128 – After eight

Besides being dark chocolate and mint, I have a delightful memory with After Eight chocolates:)

A dear friend at uni, knowing my love for chocolate decided to make me a special treat during exam time.. a box of After Eights, but she had used my computer and printer while I was out to print “XAMS” in different sizes and when she presented it to me, she had actually coloured in the printed pieces and stuck it on the box so it said “After Exams”!!! Super cute and I adored every piece. So every time I have After Eights it brings back lots of fond memories.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2011 in chocolate, dark, mint

 

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Day 98 – Chocolate beauty

Sensation Chocolat Paris is a chocolate brand that creates cocoa based treatments for beauty and well-being. With fondant o chocolat face cream, soothing makeup remover with cocoa butter, exfoliating body scrubs, bubble baths with cocoa bean extract, dark & milk chocolate moisturising body milk and massage oils and candles – you’ll be a walking chocolate bar by the end of your treatment!

I was quite excited to see a chocolate and orange shower gel, and a mint chocolate version, which smelt heavenly! They’d make great gifts.. hint hint.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2011 in chocolate, mint, orange

 

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Day 92 – Fortune cookies

Managed to get the last one of these and I know they’re christmas cookies, but it doesn’t really matter when you eat them, now does it?

Emily’s Dark Chocolate peppermint fortune cookies are a wonderful little treat during the festive season, with warm fuzzy sayings and encouragements inside.

The dark mint chocolate coating was laid on thick to my delight and with the crunchy cookies, made it hard to break, but it was quite satisfying opening it!

My message –

Aww very sweet, and I guess since Christmas has passed and the decorations all down, it still stands!

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2011 in chocolate, dark, mint

 

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Day 68 – What’s in the name

There are so many wonderful mint chocolates to enjoy, and this is one of them…

Andes dark chocolate sandwiched between two mint layers, it’s the inside out of an After Eight! Having the chocolate in this manner makes it sweeter and minter than it’s counterparts, but it’s still pretty good.

Hmm have you ever wondered how chocolates get their names? Andes isn’t from South America as one would have thought, nor does it boast anything to do with reaching heights of mountain tops, though the imagery does allude to snow capped peaks. It was originally named after the “Andy’s Candies” shop owner, Andrew Kanelos but he soon realised that men didn’t like giving their wives, girlfriends, lady friends chocolates with another guy’s name on it, so it was changed to Andes. Noted for future chocolate naming purposes.

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in chocolate, dark, mint

 

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Day 63 – Feel the bubbles

In my attempt to cure a week long headache I turn to a dear old friend

Nestle’s Aero peppermint bar was rarely found in shops here, but now most of the larger international stores import them from the UK! Yay for us.

Sweet, pepperminty and bubbly, it’s a delight to eat… though it hasn’t helped to ease my suffering head so I might just have a lie down instead.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in chocolate, milk, mint

 

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Day 47 – Quattro squares

Ghirardelli is a famous American chocolate brand that has produced chocolates for the past 150 years. Something that makes these chocolate a little more special is that they roast their own cocoa beans before transforming them into smooth creamy chocolate – impressive!

These little bars were taken from a gift set of four of their square chocolates and I’ll rate them separately (does this count as 4 days then!?). They had been travelling in my bag for a while, so they got a little mushed… but that didn’t stop me from enjoying them ha

Milk chocolate with caramel filling
Hmm this was pretty scrumptious despite being melted and a bit messy! It gave me quite a toothache, but being a small square the sticky sweet caramel and milk chocolate was really good. It made me think of a caramel milk chocolate egg, yum:)

Rating: 5/5

Dark chocolate with white mint filling
Always the dark mint lover, this was on par with an After Eight (a definite favourite), though the chocolate was thicker and the mint cream softer and runnier, which may have been a result of the heat we were experiencing. Again it was quite a sweet square, maybe a little too sweet for my minty liking.

Rating: 4/5

Dark chocolate with raspberry filling
I’m starting to realise how sweet these little guys are! The raspberry filling was a little too sickly, nevertheless I ate it easily but did have to have a gulp of water to clear the palate.

Rating: 3/5

Dark 60% chocolate with caramel filling
Hmm I do like them dark… this was my favourite by far. The caramel and dark chocolate just work so well together, definitely better than the milk one above.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2010 in chocolate, dark, milk, mint, raspberry

 

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