7.24.2008

Tania, Bonbon Queen


[sigh]
Thank you Tania. You know you really didn't have to. I picked you up from the airport because friends do that for each other.

However, I acknowledge that friends also buy yummy yummy Bonbon Bars for each other too. :D

Thank you so much! You are awesome!

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Looks like Janiece was blessed as well. Excellent. We can torture others with our descriptions of heaven together. ;)

My strategy is to start with the only non-chocolate item, the Passion Fruit Marshmallows (see ravings below) and work my way up to the item that appears to be transcendental, the Single Malt Scotch Bars. I'll put up a short description of each so you can "share" in the experience...

Passion Fruit Marshmallows - I've heard of handmade marshmallows, but I don't think I've ever tried them. If I have, they have faded in the memory compared to these tart clouds of sugar and gelatin. They are petite, so you can savor one, have the perfect balance of sweet fruit and delicate texture, and then come back three more times before you're done with the packet. Delicious!

The Chocolate Caramel Malt Bars - These are like a fancy Twix bar, only much much better. I'm indifferent to malt, so it was a nice surprise to find these so delicious. I've been good and am sharing them with select co-workers. :)

The Chocolate Caramel Nut Bar - Only one of these and I'm really glad I'm having this one at home on the weekend. I don't have to share with anyone! Yay! This one's been my favorite so far. I love dark chocolate with nuts. Guess I'm just "nutty" about them... ;)

The Chocolate Orange Bar - This has orange caramel and pecan nougat wrapped in dark chocolate with a crystalized orange peel on the top. Mmmmmm! I love nougat, and this was just so flavorful! Yum yum yum.

The Single Malt Scotch Bar - Divine. Ingredients for divinity: dark chocolate, scotch ganache, caramel (not too chewy), and a light sprinkling of sea salt. Absolutely divine.

In all cases, whenever I shared these with coworkers, they commented on the flavors. "The flavors go on forever!" I believe is a direct quote.
And considering the pleasantness of the flavors involved, this is a very good thing.

8 comments:

Janiece Murphy said...

Isn't this stuff mana?

A religious experience, brought to you by Tania...

Anne C. said...

Now that's a religion I can get behind. No stupid crusades, let's eat more chocolate! :)

vince said...

The Church of the Coco Bean!

Jeri said...

I am not sure - these sound like crusade - worthy chocolates.

"Renounce your false candy, you heretic, and embrace the true chocolate!"

belsum said...

I may have to cajole my friends in CA to send me some...

Stacey said...

They sound yummy! I feel the same way about Chocolate Charlies from South Bend Indiana. They only make it for the holidays and then it's gone :(

John the Scientist said...

Handmade marshamllows put those cornstarch packing peanuts sold in stores to shame. My wife makes a mean peppermint one.

Tania said...

Oh, I'm glad you're enjoying them! Yup, I didn't have to, but I wanted to. So pbbt!