The first set of eight they sent me contained two melted ones. When Kirsty (their Marketing Maven) heard that, she said - "No way - melted is unacceptable" and sent out more. All of those were melted. But I told Kirsty it was okay, I could work with the first ones. Oh, no - she sent a third set!!! These people are not only passionate about chocolate, but passionate about customer service and getting it right. I am very, very impressed!!!
I love architecture, so these designs really appeal to me - look at how cool they are! Pyramids, deco skyscrapers - I LOVE these creative designs. I got to meet their chocolatier at the Fancy Food show - and he's so creative and awesome!! And excited about delicious chocolate creations. My kinda guy!
Think Mayan and Aztec temples - where chocolate originated - and gorgeous Art Deco skyscrapers as you look at these chocolate works of art.
This is Pura Vida Cafe:
This is Limoncello:
Wow! If you like lemon - this is for you! It contains a white chocolate ganache with lemon zest and fresh cream in a dark chocolate shell. This is a super creamy lemon filling - think lemon tart - offset by dark chocolate. Lemon lovers - this is your nirvana.
See the influence?
The Chrysler Building - one of my favorite buildings in all the world.
This is Cherry Praline:
I think this one could use a stronger cherry and pecan flavor - they were awfully subtle (the chocolate was stronger). I really love the idea of those two flavors together!!
This is Savory Hazelnut:
This is the Magma 65 Dark:
Billed as the line's signature truffle. It is pretty damn amazing. A flavorful, smooth dark chocolate with fruity notes. It's fantastic and dark chocolate lovers will do back flips. I usually am drawn to milk chocolate, but this one was so good it won me over.
This is my favorite of the shapes - so detailed and so deco! It's Creme Brulee:
This one is Creme 40 Milk:
This is a delicious creamy milk chocolate truffle. A great basic. But I actually prefer a truffle with nuts or caramel or some other flavor infusion. But for a plain milk chocolate - this is delicious.
Another art deco influence:
This is salt water caramel and it's the one I was most excited about:
HOLY SMOKES!!!! This truffle is a world rocker!! Chewy caramel - so so fresh and delicious with a dash of salt coated in delicious milk chocolate. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Overall I adore this new line - creative shapes - unlike any I've ever seen and delicious accessible flavors. Not that crazy weird stuff like lavender or bacon. Glacck! Think elegance and deliciousness. And passion - for chocolate and for people.