I fell in love with Vosges at O’Hare Airport years ago. It’s the most
exciting chocolate I’ve ever come across.
They have no boundaries when it comes to flavors – wasabi,
peppercorns, curry, hemp seeds, paprika, and yams are among the ingredients
you’ll find in their inventive truffles and chocolate bars. If you’re thinking
this isn’t for you, I’d like to try to change your mind by introducing you to
the truffle that made me believe anything’s possible in the world of chocolate.
His name is “Rooster.”
cheese + organic walnuts + Tahitian vanilla bean + bittersweet dark chocolate
Yes, you read that right. CHEESE. It’s in their Italiana
Nouvelle collection and it’s the BEST truffle in the box! Try it and you’ll
never look back.
Their most popular bars are carried in stores like Whole
Foods but to get their full selection you have to go to one of their boutiques
(Chicago, New York, Vegas, LA) or like I just did, order online.
Here’s what arrived at my office to spice up my Wednesday…
cacao dark chocolate
almost tastes like bacon, but the sweet banana caramel balances it out. Very
bold, I love it.
interesting milk chocolate toffee bar. I’m not really a milk chocolate fan so
it wasn’t my favorite but it’s one of those things you just have to try because
who puts carrots in chocolate? Brilliant.
|Mash Bill Truffle Collection|
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte scotch + 45% deep milk chocolate
bourbon + 45% deep milk chocolate
tobacco + 62% cacao dark chocolate
my hands-down favorite. I don’t know much about whiskey but I do know an
aficionado, and Templeton Rye is on his shortlist. He also happens to be a
smoker. I’m not sure how he feels about cherries but if there were some weird
connection there this would be him in a truffle. This of course led me to
wonder, what would a Tiffany truffle taste like? They create perfumes for
celebrities all the time, why not design a truffle around a person? Humor me
for a bit…
of your hometown, your personality (Are you spicy, sweet or both?), favorite activities (Athletes
might have something to give them a physical boost, Mathletes might have
something for brainpower!), your style (What would a hipster truffle look like?),
possibly your job (Popcorn for people in the film industry? Apples for
teachers?), and of course your likes and dislikes (Can you imagine hating your
own truffle?). And the chocolatier would determine, based on all the info above, if you’re dark, milk, bittersweet, etc.
highly impractical, but what if instead of having your own truffle made a
company gave you a recipe? Would you pay for the directions to create
the chocolate version of you? I would.
dream. And in my dream, Tiffany truffles are wildly imaginative and they arrive
at my front door in a purple box from Vosges.