About a week or so ago, I received six bars of chocolate from Ghirardelli.
There were two flavors of each: Sea Salt Escape™, Coconut Rendezvous™, and Creamy Devotion™.
My original idea was to try the three different flavors and give the remaining three away.
Well, things didn’t quite work out as planned.
Sea Salt Escape
Remember when sea salt was only popular amongst vegan hippies? I mean, exactly what is their beef with iodized salt?
Even though I keep my pantry stocked with a 5 year old carton of Morton table salt, over the last year or so, I’ve taken a liking to sea salt. Now I’m cooking with the stuff. One of my favorite desserts is sea salt gelato. I’m at the point where I’ll try almost anything that has sea salt in it.
You know what else I like? Nutsssss! They’re a staple in my household. Which is a shame because they’re so darn expensive.
Imagine my excitement when I discovered Sea Salt Escape – milk chocolate with sea salt AND almonds.
That first bar didn’t stand a chance. I demolished it in less than 24 hours.
Within the next 24 hour period, I ate the other bar of Sea Salt Escape.
A few days later, I went to Target to replace the second bar so that I had one to include in the giveaway.
As I write this, there is no Sea Salt Escape in my apartment.
Nevertheless, I will make sure the winner receives one.
I don’t like coconut.
I don’t like the flavor.
I don’t like the way it feels in my mouth.
But surprisingly, Coconut Rendezvous worked for this coconut hater. I expected chewy flakes of coconut, but what I got was more of a crisped rice, sugar crystal like texture.
There’s no way I’d ever choose it over Sea Salt Escape, but it’s good.
Personally, chocolate by itself isn’t my favorite. There’s something about a smooth, creamy substance combined with hard, crunchy goodness that I find disturbingly satisfying.
What I’m trying to saying about Creamy Devotion is…I’ll eat it.
If you missed it, check out my post on how to make homemade chocolate covered strawberries. For those, I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate morsels. (Ew! I said “morsels.” What a dirty sounding word.)
- U.S. residents only. You know I’m not paying international postage rates.
- I will notify the winner via email. You have 48 hours to respond before I move on to the next person.
- The submission deadline is Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.
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