Sunday, July 24, 2011

ChocolateBet: July 24, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1 piece
L.A. Burdick Chocolate
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: .39 oz. (11 g.) (estimate) for 1 piece (part of an assortment box)
Calories: 58 calories (estimate)
Cost: $ part of previous assortment 
Purchased from: L.A. Burdick Chocolate, online order

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Cherries Theme Week.

Fortunately, I was able to reach into my chocolate vault to pluck out a Richelieu -- an "amuse bouche" (small, bite-sized truffle) from an L.A. Burdick Chocolate assortment box. Burdick's description of the Richelieu follows: "...a milk and dark chocolate interior with cherry liquor, cherries and cumin seeds."

The chocolate ganache was creamy and smooth. My favorite part of the tasting experience: the cherry on top and cherry elements in the truffle -- which added complex bursts of concentrated natural cherry throughout. I wanted to taste the cumin seeds mentioned above, but while I thought I detected some seed texture, any cumin flavor escaped me. Either it was lost in an artful seamless merger of ingredients, or perhaps this tiny truffle missed having its full allotment of cumin.
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