Do you remember the two children who were lured into the forest with the promise of un-ending candy? Don’t let this happen to you. Always carry your own candy!
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Raspberry and chocolate are a perfect pairing.
My friend Rebecca gave me a ceramic owl canister filled with these, and now I’m hooked.
They are much better than plain Lindor balls. The outside is a mild dark chocolate and the center is raspberry flavored milk chocolate, or maybe it’s dark chocolate, but it’s just plain good. They come wrapped in pink.
I don’t know if these are just made for Valentine’s day because they are really hard to locate. I’ve visited all of the local grocery stores and they are out of stock. Next I’ll check Bed, Bath and Beyond and TJ Maxx. Tip: Those are 2 good places to find seasonal candies. If you find them, treat yourself, and you’ll have a new favorite.
Epilog: My only complaint with Lindor balls, beside the word “balls”, is that they are a little too big. You can’t just pop one in your mouth, you’ll end up drooling, and looking silly.
Click here for a short lesson on the Lindt company.
The next 2 weeks will be a full assault of chocolate, and everywhere you look you’ll see hearts.
All holiday candies have their heroes and hobos, and Valentine’s Day has some of the best (and worst) of both kinds.
Let’s start with the GOOD ones…
My favorites are the simplest ones. The Red Foil wrapped chocolate hearts, and you can’t go wrong with See’s.
Any hand made, or artsy chocolate tastes better when it’s presented in a pretty box. Just look at these from Burdick’s, Sucre, and Norman Love. All are incredible on their own, and the packaging makes them even better if that was possible…
Do you like sickenly sweet syrup surrounded by sub-par chocolate. Do you like strange lumps in said syrup? Do you like the syrup to explode out of its center, and possibly squirt out of your mouth? Then these are for you…
So let’s round this tri-fecta out with the UGLY…
These boxes are sentimental, charming, and ugly. The tops of the boxes resemble casket lining and/or toddler beauty queen dresses. The candy inside is a weird assortment of cremes, nut clusters, and other stomach turning confections. To top it off, there is only one lonely caramel in the whole bunch. What gives?
However, the thought that goes along with the gift is very sweet, so we can give these boxes a pass.
So this Valentine’s Day treat your sweetie, or yourself to some outstanding chocolates and leave the Cherry Cordials for the grocery outlet.