Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hot Chili Truffle - June 1, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Chocolat Lily
Hot Chili truffle
Good - Good +
Weight: .4 oz. (11.32 g.) (estimate) in 1 truffle
Calories: 60 calories (estimate) in 1 truffle
Cost: N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - from Chocolat Lily, Portland, OR

Today was the third day of Spicy Chocolate Theme Week.

Different chile peppers yield different results when combined with chocolate, ranging from a blast of heat to a whisper of warmth.

Today's Hot Chili truffle from Chocolat Lily* (Portland, OR) was filled with a creamy dark chocolate ganache that was infused with just the right amount of chili mystery -- not too hot, but enough to offer some subtle yet complex flavor and finish.

*Chocolat Lily was named for a chocolate-colored flower (Frittilaria lanceolata) that grows in the Columbia Gorge area of Oregon.

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