With predictions of extreme heat this weekend, I can't think of a more refreshing drink. Cooool, light and the soul of chocolate. The bonus were the two marshmallows at the bottom of the drink which were fluffy and like marshmallows at the perfect stage of meltiness on a hot chocolate.
Made with Amedei chocolate, it amounts to the best chocolate milk I've had in my life. It is everything chocolate milk should be.
There are also strawberry and raspberry cold chocolate drinks.
The summer chocolates are here. The raspberry is the most intense flavor I've had at Chocolatier Blue. Packed ... packed ... with raspberry flavor. It is my favorite of the collection.
Next is the smores which made me smile with the first bite. There's smoke flavor in there like a marshmallow kissed by a campfire there. I think the shop is brilliant for these type of cholates that capture the essense of a dessert that seems impossible to pack into a tiny truffle. Last season it was ants on a log that did this.
The description of the chocolate says "Summer would not be complete without a camp fire and fresh smores. We make ours with our own hickory smoked graham crackers, topped with caramelized marshmallows and encased in dark chocolate. It is the ultimate summer treat"
Other summer flavors include key lime, peach, cherry and the return of chili.
Lime is very tart and tangy. The peach is more of a liqued caramel with peach notes. Lovely if you are a caramel lover. The cherry takes more of the tang of a montgermy cherry than a sweet cherry flavor.
The regular chocolates are: caramel, peanut butter & jelly, palet d'or, pistachio, espresso, pine nut, hazelnut, lemon, passion fruit caramel.
If you haven't tried it yet get one of their wonderful turtle bars, one of my all time favorite things.
As far as the cold chocolate, I've added it to my list of top ten tastes of 2009. I doubt something else will knock it off.
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