Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'm huge fan of all things pomegranate. I love the antioxident goodness in Pom Wonderful. There's my favorite Gus Dry Pomegranate soda, and when I'm feeling really grown up, I reach for Pama liquor. So when I learned of their limited edition collab with Garrison Chocolates just imagine my excitement! All the chocolates are laced with Pama, but each with one of three flavor variations: Pama Tart-layered ganache and graham cracker crust--Pama Cosmo--chocolate, vodka, and lime juice and my favorite--Nutty Pama-roasted nuts.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hob Knob
Kohler, the people who make faucets, have set a very intriguing precedence with their luxury chocolate collection. It's obvious that their keen eye for design translates marvelously to chocolate as these are just about my favorite truffles-- aesthetically speaking. Such high gloss little works of art. They look like beautiful buttons or even knobs. At first I didn't know whether to play with them or eat them. Glad I caved as the coconut and hazelnut are amazingly yumtastic. I wonder what companies like Apple or BMW would do with chocolate?

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Check Mate 
This handsome chess set from Astor chocolate consists of 96 pieces of solid milk and dark chocolate. And while it will set you back $175 bucks, how much fun would it be to gobble up the opponents Queen? 

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Pop's Shop
During his travels to Champaign, IL my father encountered Rubens Chocolates and hasn't stopped raving since. So today I celebrate the man who I can thank for my healthy appreciation for chocolate by eating an entire box of what he considers the best handmade Belgian Chocolate available. This kind of endorsement means much coming from a highly opinionated Aquarius who to my amusement scoffs at most. Happy Birthday Dad!

Monday, February 02, 2009

The classic martini has its olive and apple martinis have their apple slice while chocolate martini lovers have pretty much been left out in the cold. Milwaukee based Cholives must of recognized the void as they've created the perfect garnish for our drink of choice. Their 55% dark chocolate is formed in the shape of a dimpled olive then filled with creamy ganache. The portable tin comes with your very own bunch of skewers. Rejoice!