September 11, 2004
chocolate with herb and love
Friday, September 10
I like most of mint chocolate. This one, by a Belgian chocolatier Dolfin, is not an usual kind of mint chocolate; it's dark chocolate with mint leaves.
You don't actually see mint leaves in the bar of chocolate, but you can instantly tell they're there - from the gentle scent of mint, not overpowering the delicate flavor of chocolate, but just a hint of it.
And another dark chocolate, but with lavender and blueberries. Lavender isn't really a herb of my favorite, or more precisely, I'd rather avoid it; commercially available products scented with lavender are usually too strong for me. Then how come I got this bar? Well, why not? I had never had chocolate with lavender, so I thought I could try at least once.
This one, by an American organic chocolate manufacturer DAGOBA, turned out to be very delicate; lavender is invisible, too (because it is flavored with lavender essence) and its aroma is very, very subtle and pleasant. Even I liked it.
At the end of the list of ingredients, following lavender essence and wild blueberries was Love.
I thought it was neat to include "love" in the official list of ingredients - why not?
posted by chika at: 9/11/2004 01:59:00 AM