Friday, February 14, 2014

day(s) of chocolates

IMG_5022 It's Valentine's Day today, I still don't know what I'm giving to Satoshi...

But, I have been doing "research"...

Belgium's Baru had a marshmallow covered with dark chocolate and toasted coconut sprinkles...more coconut please!

IMG_5054 A local mall had a contest to guess how many pieces of chocolate they used to make this...the Mona Lisa!

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IMG_5103 Spain's Bombon Cudie, caramelized marcona almonds covered with dark chocolate & cocoa powder.

IMG_5178 Cellar de Chocolat, a chocolatier in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto.

IMG_5179 This chocolatier has won awards and was recently at Salon du Chocolat.

This chocolate was what he won awards with an apricot ganache covered with milk chocolate & sprinkled with a little Dead Sea salt.

Sweet-salty combination...perfect!

IMG_5228 Dari K, a chocolatier from Kyoto, who uses Indonesia cacao.

IMG_5229 Top: Raja-roasted cacao bean covered with chocolate and topped with nibs
Kismis-homemade rum raisin
Bottom: Jeruk-lots of orange peel in the ganache
Ratu-plain chocolate truffle

My favorites were Raja & Jeruk

IMG_5262 How can you go wrong when something is called "chocolate covered cloud"?!...Baru's Fleur de sel caramel & Ginger Lime marshmallows.

IMG_5263 Fleur de sel caramel marshmallow.

IMG_5264 Ginger Lime marshmallow.

Love the list of ingredients on the back of the package too, "May contain soya, milk, nuts, tree nuts, wheat, gluten and traces of peanuts and lots of fluffy happiness"

Hope you enjoy this day with your special someone!

10 comments:

Wishful Thinker said...

They all look good to me!

Tamakikat said...

'Research':)

Kozue said...

Looks great! And I have some chocolates on my blog, too.
http://website-mk.blogspot.com/2014/02/my-chocolates-for-st-valentines-day.html
(And you'll know I'm following your blog!)

K and S said...

Thanks WT :)

definitely necessary TK ;)

lovely chocolates on your blog Kozue :)

Take care everyone!
Kat

KirkK said...

Research! What about testing the quality control?? Happy Valentine's Day!

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K said...

Mmm, so much chocolate - everythin looks great!

K and S said...

oh I did that too, Kirk :)

Thanks for stopping by Abdul

They were K :)

Take care everyone!
Kat

Rowena... said...

I am just envious!

K and S said...

I am jealous that you live so close to France, Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat