Chocolate of the Day
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Weight: .4 oz. (11.3 g.) in 1 piece
Calories: 62 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $4.40 ($22 for a 5-piece box)
Purchased from: Shekoh Confections, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #9 of Chocolate and Tea Theme Week.
Today's Lemon Verbena chocolate was created by Chef Shekoh Moossavi at Shekoh Confections (Palo Alto, CA).
Lemon Verbena is an aromatic, flowering shrub that originated in South America (Argentina, Chile). The leaves (and flowers) are edible; and it is enjoyed as an herbal tea/infusion in many cultures. It is used to flavor sweet desserts as well as savory meat dishes. (I wondered if it wasn't on the list of flowers and spices combined with cacao centuries ago in Central and South America.)
Aroma notes for today's pretty, yellow and spring green (colored/painted) chocolate included: subtle tart green herb (oxalis), faint lemon biscuit (cookie) and faint lemon curd.
The thin dark shell, once bitten into revealed wonderful layered flavors in a creamy, light ganache (filling)--with dark chocolate mousse and authentic lemon verbena notes.
This domed confection had just the right amount of confection sweetness, but not so much sugar that it obscured the wonderful flavors.
Ingredients: (Not listed on small box)
Allergen-related information: (Not listed on small box)