Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gosanko - Four-Leaf Clover - March 13, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Gosanko Chocolate Art
Four-Leaf Clover
Good - Good +
Weight: .75 oz. (21 g.) in 1 piece
Calories: 112.5 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $2.95
Purchased from: Draegers, San Mateo, CA

My expectations are not always high for molded chocolates, as there can be added paraffin, wax, or other additives that help preserve/hold the shape of objects, that can make chocolates less tasty.

However, this four-leaf clover from Gosanko Chocolate (Auburn, WA) exceeded my expectations. Wrapped in shiny green foil, this solid milk chocolate clover was smooth, almost creamy, with no waxy mouthfeel. The relatively thin thickness allowed the chocolate to melt easily in my mouth and to access flavor that tasted like quality milk chocolate.

Gosanko Chocolate specializes in what I call "chocsimiles," facsimiles of animals, objects and other novelty items, crafted in chocolate; both art and technical skills are required. Gosanko uses chocolate from Guittard Chocolate (Burlingame, CA). And using quality ingredients does make a difference.

Today was Day #8 of Chocolate and Green Theme Week.

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