For a holiday gift from a vendor, my husband received a box of mini chocolate bars from Vosges Haut-Chocolat last week. Normally, I’m not one to get excited about chocolate. I like it and all, but can go either way. This is an exception.
Each bar is filled with spices, flavors, ingredients – even flowers – from around the world. In this box of mini exotic bars we had a wide-range of flavors, including the Macha, with Macha green tea and deep milk chocolate; the Naga, with sweet Indian curry powder and cocunut flakes; the Oaxaca, with guajillo and pasilla chillies; and the Woolloomooloo, with roasted and salted macadamia nuts. The only one we didn’t care for was the mini Creole. Some spices just don’t blend well with cholocalte and this was one of them.
Each day we tried a new flavor. I was a bit surprised by just how much we enjoyed these chocolates. When I looked up the Web site, I realized we must have walked past their Chicago storefront a dozen times and never realized it. Now I’ll be sure to stop in next time. Based on the site, it looks like they offer a lot of fun goodies, in addition to the chocolates.