Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Are you a Chocoiste?
The Godiva street team was deployed in Flatiron yesterday handing out free clutch sized candy bars and related Chocoiste campaign paraphernalia to people leaving their 9-5s. I've never been much of a fan but I can't deny that their bitter sweet dark chocolate candy bar fillled with creamy chocolate ganache ain't half bad for a freebie.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Give Me Guava
Post Tropical stress disorder may have crept in had it not been for Cafe Britt's Guayabitas. Just one dose of the sweet guava jelly drops rolled in sunkissed Costa Rican dark chocolate was enough to make sunning in Long Beach more palatable.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Spread It On
For when you're feeling frisky or just inspired. This Lover's Paint Box Set
in dark, white and milk chocolate is quite an interesting way to get creative. Less fumes than oil, less permanent than acrylics, and you get to eat it when it's all said and done. Yum.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Chocolate Dispatch
This week The Chocolate Nerd is a bit overzealous as we just received yet another customized chocolate message! This time from Jersey based ABChocolates. I stumbled upon their website during my search for the Chocotelegram. And while I hate to break the news-- they claim their product is "the only fully customizable chocolate message product of its kind"-- the p
ackaging, down to the slide-lid wooden box and the vintage telegram stamped label looks strikingly farmilliar. While I must say that I do prefer the white chocolate contrast in their Scrabble-inspired letters (which come in milk or dark), it makes the message really pop! and go down a tad bit sweeter.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I awoke this morning to quite an exciting surprise: The Chocolate Nerd had received a Chocotelegram. For those of us who weren't around during the glorious days of the telegram, yet always romantisized about receiving a very important long distance communication from a well dressed messenger announcing it's arrival, this is a very exciting moment. And while the Fedex guy declined to scream "Telegram!" I'm still siked that my first ever telegram was delivered in Belgian milk chocolate. How sweet is that?

Monday, June 04, 2007

I was so excited to find these chocolate covered
Spanish olives online. I remember really enjoying Chuao's rendition of the chocolate olive at a NYC Chocolate Meetup that was suprisingly yum. Turns out, these beauties from Spain based Pancracio are really just hazelnuts bathed in white and dark chocolate. That doesn't take away from the fact that they're beautifully presented. Would love to get my hands on a box, only seemingly they're just shipping to Europe. Frown.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Raising The Bar
This brilliant new line of designer chocolate from LaGrange 34 re-imagines the chocolate bar from a contemporary design approach. The line which features six different designs-the one laying flat is sculpted in the fashion of Turin's landscape- is born of an inspired collaboration between the old school Pasticceria Gertosio and the very current minds of the Jjuice Design studio. Props to those who can bring themselves to actually take a bite.