Caramelized Lavender Flowers in Milk Chocolate with Star Anise bar
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2.47 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 152 calories (estimate) in 1 oz. (28.3 g.) of bar
Cost: $14.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: The Meadow (original Mississippi location), Portland, OR
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Flowers Theme Week.
I am delighted when I can travel the world through chocolate. Today's Caramelized Lavender Flowers in Milk Chocolate with Star Anise bar was made by Rozsavolgyi Csokolade (Budapest, Hungary).
This beautifully designed and packaged bar also employed a very effective fusion of flavors. The bar had a slightly floral and herbal aroma.
I bit into it and the creamy sweet 40% milk chocolate enabled a slow release of lavender. Not one to shy away from lavender, I threw in a two tiny, dried lavender buds of my own as a chaser. Even better I thought. However, amping up the pure lavender led me to realize there was something else...another flavor. Star anise!
I admit I'm normally not a fan of star anise. However, it blended very nicely with the lavender.
Koszonom (thank you) to the makers of this bar at Rozsavolgyi Csokolade in Hungary.
P.S. - I contacted the chocolate maker, to ask him about the molds (moulds) used for their bars. Zsolt's wife, Katalin, does the design and worked on creating the molds. His response is pasted below: