We went out for dinner on Valentine's day in Burbank with our daughter. Our Indian meal was so dull(that's a different post) that we skipped half of it and went instead to get valentine's day chocolate that we could take home and eat as a consolation prize.
We had been told that Rocky Mountain Chocolate was worth a visit.
We went there and bought about $35 worth of truffles, nut bark and other dark and milk chocolate candies. We bought a hazelnut truffle, a valencia (orange) truffle, an amaretto truffle, a piece of dark chocolate honeycomb, a dark almond cluster, a dark cherry cordial, a piece of milk chocolate almond bark, a straight milk chocolate truffle, a dark chocolate truffle, and a square slab of some sort of mint chocolate stuff with an oreo on top.
We took bites of each item, and were disappointed in all of it, with the exception of the honeycomb. We've made much better truffles at home, and we aren't choclatiers! This chocolate has a rough and rustic quality that doesn't seem to suit it. The coatings for the truffles were thick and heavy, with a waxy quality and no distinctive chocolate flavor. The truffle fillings were too strongly flavored and had an odd texture. The mint brick had a lardy quality, like low quality white chocolate can have. The cordials turned out to be nothing more than dried-out maraschino cherries dipped in a thick coating of average-tasting chocolate. The almond bark was heavy on chocolate and light on almonds. Only the honeycomb was passable. It had a pleasant crunch and a nice flavor.
I am a fan of shopping mall chocolate. I love See's, and in particular Ethel M's, so I was prepared to love this place. But I won't go back. It isn't worth the money.
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