Sunday, April 19, 2015

Coastal Mist Fine Chocolates - Caipirinha, Black Currant - April 18, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Coastal Mist Fine Chocolates and Desserts
Black Currant
Good - Good +
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) (estimate) in 1 piece
Calories: 75 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $17.00 + $15.64 (shipping) = $24.35 for a box of 8 chocolates 
Purchased from: Coastal Mist Fine Chocolates and Desserts, online order

Today was Day #11 of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Weeks.

Caipirinha is considered the national cocktail of Brazil. The drink is made with Brazilian sugar cane brandy, lime and cane sugar (or sugar cane juice).

So, I was excited to feature a Caipirinha-inspired chocolate as part of Chocolate and Brazil Theme Weeks.

I got close, but unfortunately, Coastal Mist was out of their Caipirinha confection -- filled with a "dark Belgian chocolate ganache mixed with muddled fresh limes and Brazilian cachaca."

Instead I was able to try two other filled Coastal Mist chocolates: a "Black and Gold" (six types of chocolate + nibs) and a "Black Currant." I had the latter today. I enjoyed the creamy milk chocolate ganache that was infused with a subtle black currant flavor.

And, as a consolation, I made my own version of a Caipirinha later in the day, with the ingredients I had on hand. (Rum, brandy, cane sugar, lime, and chocolate bitters.) Saude! (a salute to your health) to all.

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