Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hot Pink truffle - June 2, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

The Oakland Chocolate Company
Hot Pink truffle
Weight: .43 oz. (12.16 g.) (estimate) for 1 truffle
Calories: 64 calories (estimate) for 1 truffle
Cost: $2.00 for 1 piece
Purchased from: The Oakland Chocolate Company, Oakland, CA

It was a hot day outside today, on this fourth day of Chocolate and Spicy Theme Week. It seemed like the perfect occasion for a Hot Pink truffle from The Oakland Chocolate Company (Oakland, CA).

This round truffle made with rich and earthy Jamaican cacao beans was constructed in layers. Beneath a dark chocolate exterior was a dark chocolate ganache (creamy filling) flavored with a hint of cayenne pepper. At the very heart: a piece of strawberry. And a tiny pink flame of strawberry garnished the top.

Also radiating pink spiciness (flanking the Hot Pink truffle in the picture above right), were two Pink Peppercorn Caramels, that were quite nice. I will feature this caramel in the future. 

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