Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bundle of Bergamot
For the past week or so, New York was covered in snow. I thought it the perfect opportunity to hybernate with a warm cup of chocolate. If you like your hot cocoa dark and fragrant, then you'll totally dig this bar of imported, handmade, coldpressed chocolate from Casa Don Puglisi. Fashioned in the classic Aztec style, the bar is super brittle and laden with crunchy sugar crystals which makes it way too authentic to enjoy as is, yet when dissolved in a saucer of steaming milk, the flavor really comes to life. And although the cocoa somehow tastes slightly herbal, I can't honestly say that I tasted Bergamot, or anything citrusy for that matter.

4 comments:

K & S said...

this still sounds interesting.

GT said...

At first I thought by crunchy sugar crystals you meant nibs. those are pieces of cocoa embedded in the chocolate, a lot of fashionable chocolates have them.Those would be great with espresso...

Darlene said...

hmmm.. I think I have to experiment with drinking chocolate....I've only ever had it at Starbucks, but never attempted to melt it at home to drink. It sounds very rich.

The Chocolate Nerd said...

It's rich, pretty yummy. I often make my hot chocolate at home, it's way better than Starbucks because you have control of the quality. Although, if you're not careful, the pot will reach a boiling point and erupt into a stovetop mess! It always seems to occur as soon as you turn your back...