Box Chocolate Review

Daily Chocolate

Info Details
Country USA   (Vergennes, VT)
Style Neo-Modern      
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Sound concept – Daily Chocolate - & better for mental health than the alarm clock or reading a newspaper every morning. Updated classics, in bold flavors, reinterpreted with a signature twist.
Presentation   4.2 / 5
old-money black ‘n grey pin-stripped box, sealed w/ paper ribbon; pieces enclosed inside fold-over sheet of rice paper w/ leaves embedded on it, evoking autumn in Vermont, & further underlining the organic, handcrafted tone; XL-sized truffles & rounds for the extra sweet-tooth
Aromas   4.4 / 5
chocolate, earthen, & sweet; combines well w/ scent of infusions
Textures/Melt   8.7 / 10
Shells: rigid snap
Centers: mostly smooth & toothsome; the thickness of biting into a soft bar of butter; caramels chewy, not sticky
Flavor   40.6 / 50
trend pretty forward, some a bit too strong; chocolate both deeply rich / earth-bound & high-fruit notes
Quality   25.4 / 30
Clean, organic, & innovative for way-upmarket candy
Selections
Couverture: Valrhona
Pear Truffle – chocolate portrait of nature’s creation; mimics a pear fromshape to texture to flavor, & catches its essence & perfume subtly; truffle rolled in cocoa powder; delicately infused; dense, stiff, yet creamy texture / feel unique to the fruit itself; among the best from the entire collection
Earl Grey Truffle - contrasts light earth / heavy fruit tones of medium-bodied Dark Choc, opens to early grey accented w/ chopped hazelnuts, ending up on even higher fruit notes of bergamot
Tangerine & Apricot - Dark Choc disk infused w/ industrial-strength cleaning detergent using tangerine for a solvent; overpowering
Chocolate Torte - grainy rustic / homemade vibe (chew your cake, damn it...); dense, nutty chocolate torte covered in more Dark Choc, pocked w/ stud-sized hazelnuts
Peppermint Patty – atypical; an all outside-in play; decoratively swirled atop large round of dark mint chocolate sits a more intense, frosting-like, peppermint cream that blows Patty’s breath out; sweet & overwhelming; for small nibbles only
Black Rum Caramel – toothy, chewy caramel, almost 2 sq. inches, & a sprinkling of salt on top, to draw out the savor of faint rum; on the sweet side but well within the realm of pirate booty
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