Who doesn’t like chocolate ?
I find chocolate hard to resist and when I read Shilpa of Metanoia ‘s post about the benefits of chocolate on #FlavoursomeTuesdays , I couldn’t help drooling . FlavoursomeTuesdays is a blog hop that the both of us co-host on the first Tuesday of every month.
Little did I imagine that within the week, I’d be waking up to the goodness of chocolate with my own ‘little Christmas ‘ as Ms Papaya called it, when her mother returned from a business trip to Switzerland.
Now most people think Tobler when they think of Swiss Chocolate – those uniquely shaped triangular chocolates with chips of nougat and almond that give it a delightful crunch. Or they think Lindt that other famous brand.
But how many of you have heard of Laderach?
My friend F who has been staying I Zurich over the past 20 years swears by Laderach a brand of chocolate that she claims is as artisan as it can get.
There is nothing quite like handmade chocolate says F and after this morning’s chocolate indulgence, I tend to agree with her .
Daughter No 1 opened her bags to reveal a veritable treasure chest. For the little ones there was a slab of coloured balls ( similar to Gems or Smarties) called Confetti. They also got chocolate lady bugs and chocolate frogs . And taking the nature theme further, there was a stash of thin maple leaves in pure milk chocolate .
For us adults she had got two varieties of bark -i.e a slab of chocolate. One with almonds. with almonds and the other with blueberries.
And to add to the variety she added some orange batons – candied orange peel coated with milk chocolate
But I have a weakness for assorted chocolates and it was hard to resist the stash of chocolates spread out on my dining table.
I had actually decided to give up eating sweets and hadn’t eaten a hint of sugar for the past 15 days. This stash of goodies was far too good to resist.
So, I must confess, I fell off the wagon and gave in to the temptation of pure chocolate bliss. I just had to have a sample of each of the thin squares of assorted chocolates . What bliss it was to savour the delightful taste of honey, champagne , and hazelnut.
Honestly, would you have been able to resist?
p.s. Images of the Confetti, the Orange batons and the barks have been taken from the website of Laderach
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