With Easter coming up, the smell of chocolate is definitely in the air. Luckily, our friends at BurdaStyle turned us on to Chocri, a German chocolate maker that offers people the chance to design your own high-quality, just-for-you bar.
We were delighted to try the process, and came up with some delicious creations. And naming our creations was almost as fun as picking out the ingredients from an extensive list of goodness. The fact that Chocri uses organic, fair-trade chocolate from Belgium was an added bonus, both for our guilt levels and our taste buds.
The favorite was the aptly named Salt-n-Pepa Spicy Bling Bling, a sultry mix of dark chocolate, fleur de sel, multi-colored pepper, coffee, and real gold flakes. It’s amazing how well pepper and chocolate go together.
To sooth the palate, the milk chocolate-based Apricot Spice was a perfect choice, although still offering a bit of a kick. Dried apricots, peppercorns, cardamon, and bourbon vanilla blended surprisingly well.
Salted Toffee Decadence was indeed decadent, with toffee, hazelnut brittle, and fleur de sel wrapped in dark chocolate. Yum!
The bars come wrapped in a personalized wrapper, displaying the name of the bar an the ingredients. Depending on the ingredients, the bars range in price from about $8 to $12 (real gold!), but the portion is generous, and getting a delicious, personalized chocolate bar from Germany is a novel (and yummy) gift idea “with more than 10 billion possible combinations.” They also have a Buy 5, Get 1 Free offer, which makes these even more affordable — I’m thinking of stuffing a few Easter baskets with my own chocolately flair.
Check it out for yourself at CreateMyChocolate.com.
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