Whenever I read other food blogs, not only am I interested in the delicious things bloggers are creating, I am also interested to see what chocolatey things are trendy or what others are sampling and I take notes.
For example, Paris Breakfasts' blog had Les Confitures a l'Ancienne's cocoa on her wishlist and had watercolored Pralus' Pyramide des Tropique. Chocolate Obsession's blog reviewed Dolfin and recently on Cream Puffs in Venice--a scrumptious tart using Amedei....yum!
On my way home from lunch today, I stopped in at the Honolulu Chocolate Company and got lucky--they had Les Confitures a l'Ancienne cocoa in individual packets--35% cacao, natural vanilla and unrefined brown cane sugar,
Pralus' mini Pyramide des Tropique--10-5g tastes of 75%cacao from places like Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania and Sao Tome, just to name a few...
a napolitan sampler from Dolfin--mostly dark chocolates--flavored with earl grey, anise, cumin & ginger. There was also some milk types flavored with cinnamon, orange and some 70% & 88% dark.
and Amedei napolitans--Chuao and 9....wow!
I think most of these may not be able to wait until I get back to Osaka to sample...