Friday, April 8, 2011

ChocolateBet: April 8, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
2 eggs
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .89 oz. (25.3 g.) / 6.5 oz. (184 g.) total package
Calories: 126 calories (2 eggs)
Cost: $11.99 for total package
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

Egg madness (Day #10 of Chocolate and Egg Appreciation Theme Week) continued today with Dark Chocolate Raspberry Eggs from Lake Champlain Chocolates (Burlington, VT).

Molded chocolates tend to be a little thicker and waxier than their truffle counterparts. And if molded chocolates are filled, then the "walls" of the chocolate often need to be thicker and more durable to survive shipping and handling. (No one likes to buy broken eggs.) The only down side to this fact is that despite high-quality ingredients, it's tough to create molded, filled chocolates that reach the same delicate, tasty heights as their truffle counterparts. That said, the dark chocolate, raspberry flavored filling in these eggs was quite nice and natural tasting.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...