Sunday, August 15, 2010

chocolate finds

Some chocolate finds...Most of them were from R. Field which is a gourmet shop located inside of some of the Foodland supermarkets.

This time home, I was surprised to find a lot of American made chocolates.

Which is nice because when in the U.S. we should try to buy more "American" if possible, right??

One brand in particular, TCHO which makes their chocolate "from scratch" (the cocoa beans), had an excellent selection.

Hagensborg's Dark Truffle Pig is made in Canada and is very silky. (How cute are the piggies?)

Mari's NYC caramel sea salt brownies.

Apparently she is from Hawaii...these were sweet, salty and gooey...delicious.

John Kelly's Fudge Truffles...dark chocolate, some have walnuts, one had peanut butter, another had caramel...decadent! (Thanks Wen!)

Frango's dark chocolates.

I have tried their dark chocolate covered mints before and these were just as delicious.

B.T. McElrath's salty dog bites.

Bits of toffee, sea salt and dark chocolate...yum!

Figamajigs are a cocoa and fig mixture covered with dark chocolate.

These were good but I wish they were more "figgy".

The TCHO dark chocolate drenched cashews were really delicious.

The pieces of cashew were HUGE and coated with a salty/sweet glaze matching nicely with the dark chocolate.

I also bought a Vosges Organic Peanut Butter Bonbon bar. This is delicious, like a peanut butter cup only with more peanut butter in it.

I also received a nice Lindt dark with sea salt from Deb, which I'm sure my parents and I will devour in a couple of days. (Thanks Deb!)

Also amazing was that with all this humidity and heat most of these didn't melt.

What are you enjoying?

20 comments:

Kathy YL Chan said...

Oh wow! I see and talk with Mari all the time at her NYC shop...but had no clue she was from Hawai'i!! Will have to bring that up the next time I see her, crazy!

Hagensborg's Dark Truffle Pig looks so good - will put that on my "to try" list :)

K and S said...

That's what the lady at the chocolate counter of Neiman said Kathy :) Hope you like the Truffle Pig!

Take care.
Kat

Jude said...

Heehee, I love the little piggies! Chocolate of course is one of my favorite indulgences :) I'm actually craving See's chocolates these days (not easy to find outside HI/West Coast)!

K and S said...

I guess if you aren't coming back this way for awhile, you need to go to Tokyo Jude, they actually have 2 shops there (which I didn't know about until I googled) :)

Take care.
Kat

Pocky said...

That's a nice chocolate haul you made out with! I have to try the Peanut Butter Bonbon bar from Vosges. Peanut Butter and chocolate! Mmmm!

K and S said...

Let me know how you like it Pocky :)

Take care.
Kat

Tamakikat said...

You totally trumped my 'chokoblok'! LOL.

TK

K and S said...

LOL TK :)

Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

No No No, you are evil!! AND you included a link to your chocolate-dipped pretzels to boot!

Debinhawaii said...

I got some of those brownies as a gift and they are really good. Also loved the truffle pig (the mint was my favorite) and the bon bon bar. You are getting your chocolate fix this trip. ;-)

K and S said...

ha ha, was thinking what link?, Jalna, then I spotted them at the bottom of the post :P

ooh mint, will have to remember that when I go to R.Field, Debinhawaii ;)

Take care you two.
Kat

Jude said...

P.S. Just saw this again, thank you for the Tokyo info re: See's! I think Tokyo needs to be on my next few to-do trips :)

K and S said...

ooh if you go to Tokyo Jude, you can also check out their Laduree in Ginza :)

Take care.
Kat

Paz said...

Lately, I've had a strong (very strong) craving for chocolate. I was never a chocolate lover but all of a sudden....

Paz ;-)

K said...

Haha, I love the piggies too! Looks like you got lots of tasty and varied chocolates, nice!

K and S said...

I hope you get your chocolate fix Paz :)

Thanks K! I love those piggies too :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Yes, we should always buy local, which reminds me....I came across a box of assort Majani Fiat chocolates and had to really think hard about what to buy....chocolate or assorted tuscan cheeses? Even though the chocolates were 21€ (fair enough to me and the box was big enough), the cheese won out because MotH does not like milk chocolate. Next time it'll be my turn to spend the 20 odd something euros! I immediately thought of your post too!!

K and S said...

yeah I probably would've gone with the cheese too Rowena, not a big milk chocolate fan.

Take care.
Kat

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Well, I'm sure that I was going to make a really profound comment here... but my brain is now consumed with the need for chocolate!

K and S said...

I hope you get some chocolate Melanie :)

Take care.
Kat