Sunday, October 16, 2022

Shekoh Confections - Saffron - Oct. 15, 2022

Chocolate(s) of the Day

Shekoh Confections
Weight: .49 oz. (11.32 g.) (estimate) in 1 piece
Calories: 75 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $4.45 for 1 piece ($22.25 for 5-piece box)
Purchased from: Shekoh Confections, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Botanicals Theme Week, that will feature cacao blended with flowers, leaves (herbs), spices, trees, and other plant-based inclusions.

Today's Saffron filled chocolate was from Shekoh Confections (Palo Alto, CA). Shekoh Moossavi, the company's chief chef and chocolate-maker, produces a variety of high-end chocolate confections. All her (Valrhona dark and white chocolate based) confections so far that I've tasted have been well-executed and wonderful.

I love saffron, in savory and sweet dishes. This spice is made up of tiny aromatic botanical threads (the vivid red-orange stamens harvested from purple crocus flowers) that contribute a unique flavor and sunny yellow color.

Aroma notes for this Saffron chocolate included: chocolate (dark chocolate with faint lemon herb (oxalis) and very faint earth), and soft, layered, floral spice (saffron).

An impossibly thin white chocolate (pale sky blue) shell covered a soft, creamy golden saffron infused white chocolate interior. The dark chocolate base layer formed the base of this angelic domed confection, providing just the right amount of chocolate grounding with true dark chocolate and very faint earth notes (without taking away from the lighter elements).

This chocolate had an architectural beauty to it with light blue sky above, the dark earth below, and a golden heaven of saffron sunshine in the middle.

No ingredients formally listed (or allergen information) on assortment "to go" box.

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