I am so very excited! My exotic chocolates have arrived. I couldn’t help myself and in all honesty, I sort of knew I wouldn’t be able to help myself. After visiting the Vosges store in Vegas and t hen writing about it and then going to their website, I had to have some. Sure, I know this comes right smack dab in the middle of my diet, but it doesn’t matter. As odd as this sounds, I am notorious for making sweet, milky, delicious truffles last for a very, very long time. I still have an entire tray (10 truffles) left from the box my husband bought me for my birthday nearly two months ago (there were only three trays to begin with). I once bought myself a two pound heart shaped box of chocolates the day after Valentine’s Day from Fannie May (they were insanely cheap and I’d broken up with my S.O. a few months before, so I was depressed and vowed for once I’d get my damn heart shaped box of chocolates) and they lasted me until mid-June. I like my chocolate, but I also like to savour it and make it last.
Anyway, my new chocolates are from the milk collection. I paid an obscene amount (you can go to the website and look it up if you want to see just how decadent I really am) for “16 exotic milk chocolate truffles.” They include “Field Songs”–with roasted yams + maple syrup + African grains of paradise, “Woolloomooloo”–Australian macadamia nut + coconut, “Funk & Disco”–buttermilk banana pudding + vanilla, “Wink of the Rabbit”–soft caramel + organic New Mexican pecan, “Naga”–sweet Indian curry + coconut, “Viola”–candied violet flower, and one I am slightly terrified of, “Blues”–free-range applewood smoked bacon + bacon morsels.
I cannot wait to try them all! I also got a tiny box of exotic caramels with Argentine dulce de leche + Costa Rican cashews + milk chocolate caramel, Canadian maple sugar + walnuts + dark chocolate caramel, Blood oranges + Campari + dark chocolate + hibiscus powder caramel and Tupelo honey + milk chocolate + bee pollen caramel.
It might be an odd compulsion or maybe even a sickness, but I can’t wait to try them all…even the bacon chocolate.