Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

1801 L Street Suite 60
Sacramento, CA 95811

916.706.1738
gingerelizabeth.com
This isn’t a new discovery. I basically just used this blog,
along with their “Macaron Madness” event, as an excuse to go back. I see that
happening quite often with this new hobby of mine… At some point I’ll have to
start writing about vegan spots and low calorie desserts but for now, chocolate
that’s so good it transcends guilt.
First, the Truffles…
These are truly the star. It’s an unspoken rule in my house
that this little brown box should make an appearance every Valentine’s Day,
birthday, anniversary, and sometimes “just because”… So, I’ve tried nearly
every one. The new flavor I discovered this time that I absolutely fell for is
their “Caramelized Milk and Coffee.” This one is dangerously delicious,
especially for the espresso-obsessed like myself. A close second at the moment
is the “Grapefruit & Fennel Pollen Caramel,” and if you’re a purist you must try the “Palet D’Or,” bittersweet chocolate ganache enrobed in bittersweet chocolate.  These truffles are among the best, not just the best in Sacramento.

 

On to the cakes…

 

Gianduja Cake 

 

72% Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Biscuit with a Crunchy Hazelnut Bottom
 
This is one of two whole cakes you can order, or enjoy by
the slice at the store. Yes, it tastes every bit as delicious as it sounds.
Maybe a little more.

 

And finally, the Macarons…
A perfect Parisian macaron is truly a thing of beauty. They’re
adorable, come in playful enticing flavors, and when done right, they’re a melt-in-your-mouth
bit of whimsy and delight. And Ginger Elizabeth’s are amazing. I’ve yet to try
a flavor that didn’t put a smile on my face. Here are some stand outs to
get you salivating…
Basil Lime Ganache **FAVORITE**
Lemongrass Mixed Berry Jam
Rose Geranium Caramel
Nutmeg Nectarine Preserves
Caramelized Milk & Coffee
Ginger Plum
Earl Grey Berry Jam
Cookies & Cream
Spiced Muscovado Mango Jam
Salty Caramel
Coconut Strawberry Jam
GEC takes their macarons a bit further too, making larger traditional
cookie-sized versions with flavors like “Peanut Butter & Jelly” and pairs
them with their homemade ice cream for stunning ice cream sandwiches with
flavors like “Dolce de Leche Lime & Graham Cracker.” I haven’t tried these yet because something like this always stares me down when I walk in, distracting
me…
 

Dessert Macaron

 

Pistachio Mousseline layered with Ceylon Cinnamon Chocolate
Cream
and a Crunchy Pistachio Praline in a Chocolate Macaron
There are no words. It’s one of those desserts that just
stops you down at the first bite and shuts you up. Shockingly good. And that’s even
more impressive knowing that no one would ever bite into it with low
expectations, it’s beautiful!
If you’re not a Sacramentan – don’t fret! As soon as the weather cools down you can order chocolates online to ship. Start dropping
hints now to all of your loved ones!

 

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