Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ticket Chocolate - French Truffle - Mar. 15, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Ticket Chocolate
French Truffle
Good - Good +
Weight: 3 oz. (85 g.) / 6 oz. (170 g.) total package
Calories: 450 calories (estimate) in 2 servings
Cost: N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - sample

Today was Day #1 of Chocolate Surprise Week.

Each year I look forward to having a week like this, a time when I can feature items might be unique, whimsical, new, or involve something unexpected.

I first spotted today's Hot Chocolate on a Stick offerings from Ticket Chocolate (San Francisco, CA) at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, earlier this year. The company produces single-serving "blocks of fine couverture chocolate" on a stick (or vintage silverplate spoons), that can be stirred into hot water or milk of your choice.

Thank you to Ticket Chocolate for allowing me to try their 6 oz. (170 g.) sized bag of 4 individual servings of their French Truffle flavor. It did not disappoint.

It has been a cold winter on the East Coast, with plenty of snow. And, thinking of them, I made hot chocolate from one serving, stirring the chocolate on a stick into hot water; it dissolved completely after a minute or two.

However, California has skipped winter altoghter it seems. It was a warm day today and I didn't necessarily need any more hot chocolate, but still wanted more chocolate. So, I also ate a second serving, right off the stick, lollipop style and liked that very much too.

A chocolate (or any food) tasting is enhanced by presentation and what I'll call the experiential component. Ticket Chocolate scores high marks on both.

Other Ticket Chocolate flavors include Belgian Milk, Salted Caramel, Peppermint, Three Chili, Chai, Peanut Butter Cup and Vanilla Mint.

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