Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lillie Belle Farms - Poppy Flower Buttercream - July 10, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Lillie Belle Farms
Poppy Flower Buttercream
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .6 oz. (16.98 g.) in two pieces
Calories: 90 calories (estimate) in two pieces
Cost: $4.00 (estimate) for 2 pieces
Purchased from: Lillie Belle Farms, Central Point, OR

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Southern Oregon Theme Week.

This Poppy Flower Buttercream chocolate from Lillie Belle Farms (Central Point, OR) is one of the reasons why I've continued my quest for new chocolates.

I also love flowers in food. So this "poppy" chocolate caught my eye when I spotted it in Lillie Belle's glass display case at their store in Central Point, OR, this past week.

The white, creamy ganache inside this cacao pod-shaped chocolate was infused with coquelicot* preserves from France, made with a confit of red poppy petals.

The resulting lovely, subtle floral flavor was intriguing, and difficult to pinpoint if I'd not received a kind response (to an email) from Jeff (Sheperd) at Lillie Belle Farms, answering my question about its origin.

*Coquelicot is also the name of a shade of red in France; and this chocolate was daubed with tiny red spots -- not unlike the colors one might see on ripe cacao fruit/pods.

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