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Day 391 – Chocolate thief

I had been called into my boss’ office for a meeting and saw a bright pink box on her desk. Fauchon Paris Gout No5 Noir Fruite. It had been there while she was away on a business trip but I never ventured in to explore its contents.. But today I was feeling bold and as she was searching for something on her computer I leaned over and flipped it open (great packaging design) and popped one in my mouth.*

Smooth dark chocolate covered almonds and hazelnuts, and they always say nuts are moreish… I couldn’t stop with these!! I kept flipping the little door open to help myself to another, saying to my boss ‘these are really good!’ She agreed, without turning and continued doing her thing.

Someone else walked into the room for a quick meeting so I quietly made my escape with a chocolate almond for the road.

House Fauchon Paris has been around since 1886 when it opened it’s first store in Paris. During the Second World War they had an agreement with Air France to import gourmet products and exotic fineries from all over the world. From bakeries, restaurants, wine stores, tea houses, chocolates and macaroons, Fauchon eludes luxury in everything that bears it’s name. Following a traditional French collection style, the House has created their range of chocolates under 6 numbers, 6 identities, 6 designer brands. I have actually tried another one of their products a while ago No.2.

*I do not recommend trying this on your boss or superior, I work for a friend’s family so I do get a little leeway.

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Posted by on December 4, 2012 in chocolate, dark, nuts

 

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Day 54 – The dark side

I was absolutely craving the death star today, so much so that I was salivating (seriously).. and went on a mission to find some. Unfortunately I had done some christmas shopping before hand, and it was more of a hinderance as I had to lug everything around whilst trying to find a store. Watson’s surprisingly didn’t have any of the 3packs and 7-11 was not convenient at all so found a supermarket and weaved my way through the aisles to the confectionery section.

Clocking the beautiful red box I noticed the black one next to it – Lindor Dark. Yes. That is the one.

After quickly paying and exiting the store, I opened the box for some sweet indulgence. It’s strangely not like the death star ones but more like something else, which I won’t mention as I completely demolished the first two in succession.

These ones have a harder coating, of course being darker and the creamy center was firmer but definitely still delectable! I’m not sure which one I prefer, I might need to get them all lined up for a taste test.. hmmm that’s a good idea. After reading the Lindor story it really is a good idea for Christmas, as the balls were made especially!

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in chocolate, dark

 

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Day 43 – Tropical mint

As I’ve said before, I have a soft spot for mint chocolate and this one is no exception – Tropical Source Mint Crunch Dark Chocolate. I could eat bars of these in one sitting. The dark chocolate is smooth and the crunchy mint is fresh and the texture is wonderful. Also we had a few bars of these given the suitability of this chocolate for my friend’s dietary requirements.

It’s vegan, dairy free, gluten free, kosher OU and made in Israel. The dark chocolate is deliciously smooth and the fresh mint pieces are crunchy and evenly distributed throughout the bar which is always nice. The flavour isn’t overpowering so it’s an easy bar to eat and consume a lot of so becareful!

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2010 in chocolate, dark, mint

 

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Day 38 – Pinch of salt

I’m still skeptical about salty chocolate, but some swear by it and was recommended to try Lindt’s sea salt chocolate, which is yet to be found. I came across this cute little bar in Just Green, a lovely organic shop in SoHo.

Montezuma’s Peruvian 70% dark looks to be a winner. It had been in the fridge and so when I came to eat it it was pretty hard to break, but when I managed to gt 2 pieces free and into my mouth, the effort was totally worth it! Wow. You don’t even notice the salt, but the flavour and richness was evident and I wanted to savour every bite. Being a dark 70%  it was intense, but as also very smooth and creamy. This was only a small bar, so it was quickly finished. Next time I will definitely get the bigger one!

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2010 in chocolate, dark, organic

 

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Day 22 – Longing for the land of long white clouds

How did “National Chocolate Day” manage to escape me?! It was yesterday (or currently today in the States)… why would you even have a national chocolate day? A day set aside to celebrate chocolate gods and indulge in chocolate goodies without feeling guilt?! Wevs. I celebrate and indulge in chocolate every day, with no guilt so I’m not too phased to have missed it, and wikipedia doesn’t seem to care much either.

Ok, so on to today’s chocolate. Unfortunately I can only reminisce about this one as sadly there’s none on hand, but with today’s crisp New Zealand-esque air and blue skies, I can’t help but long for a Whittaker’s Dark Sante Bar to dip into my coffee and mooch around the windy Wellington harbourfront.

Of course it’s by my favourite NZ chocolatier’s Whittaker & Sons, which featured on day 8, my reliable and trustworthy rock of chocolates. The dark creamy bar patiently melts at the right pace so you can savour every last bite of chocolate and sip of coffee. It’s genius really. All the good cafes in NZ have these bars by the counter so you can add them to your takeaway purchase and delight in at your own pleasure.

Really wish I was there, sigh… good coffee, good chocolate, beautiful scenery – what more do you need?

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2010 in chocolate, dark

 

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Day 12 – Zenku lollipop… it POPS

The other night I had dinner at this new modern Japanese restaurant – Zenku. You really must go as the food is innovative and fun, and incredibly good! This isn’t a food blog, but the ‘guilt free foie gras’ with cold soba noodles was light and scrumptious, and I’m still dreaming about the melt-in-your-mouth beef tempura. Go check it out, your taste buds are in for a treat…  especially with this little beauty:

 

The centerpiece, a raspberry dark chocolate lollipop – an original Zenku creation (well, everything is). This seriously puts the pop back into lollipop! Smooth and creamy dark chocolate covered in raspberry powder and pop rocks!! Yes snap, crackle and pop (yes, I know that’s Rice Krispies). It totally brought back the childhood sugar high memories, and I enjoyed every single moment of devouring this and the pop rocks caught me off guard, every single time. Love it.

Rating: 5/5

 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2010 in chocolate, dark, raspberry

 

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