I’ve been sampling lots of chocolate lately (for purely scientific reasons, of course), and I decided out of my sense of duty to you, lovely reader(s?), that I’d start giving you some of my reviews. You know, because I care and want only the best chocolate for you.
My source for chocolate is most often Whole Foods. The Whole Foods flagship store is right here in Austin and it is quite the shop. There is a snazzy chocolate department with a really impressive selection of weird and wonderful candy. And if it’s the right time of year you can ice skate on the roof as well!
Right off the bat I must admit something: I really don’t care for plain chocolate. No matter how superb the chocolate is, it just doesn’t float my boat unless it’s got something else to hold my interest. It’s got to have some sort of extra ingredient. Something with a different texture; crunchy, creamy, whatever. I’m also partial to milk chocolate. (I like my candy sweet–so sue me!) Sorry if that makes me completely bourgeois and you can no longer respect me.
To kick off my new blog feature–let’s call it Chocolate Awareness–I’m going to be a little unkind. That’s because what I’m about to show you is unavailable to mere mortals. It’s only available in central Texas. It’s called Miles of Chocolate. Nothing much to look at, is it? (Especially after I, uh, had a few bites.)
It appears to be a plain old brownie. But imagine if a brownie and a chocolate truffle had a baby; it would be Miles of Chocolate. The top is slightly crunchy and brownie-ish. The inside is dense and dark and fudgy. It comes refrigerated, but I like it warmed up when it’s got some gooeyness going on.
Miles of Chocolate is (are?) available at a few restaurants around town, as well as Central Market and the nicer HEBs (and Whole Foods). Or you can FedEx it, which costs a pretty penny.
Next week for Chocolate Awareness: Lake Champlain Five Star Bars. The candy that almost caused my divorce.