Picking up where we left off: here is part 2 (of 4) of our recap of the sights, sounds, and tastes of the 2012 NYC Chocolate Show!
ECUADOR TRADE OFFICE
They sold Pacari chocolates here, which we quite like.
FLEUR DE XOCOATL
These are from their special "art" truffle collection. They also have an "NYC" collection, where the truffles are painted with, like, taxis and the Statue of Liberty. They did not offer samples, so I can't speak to the chocolates' taste, but trust me when I say that their appearance was pure art.
Each mold is hand-painted, with chocolate then poured in. Once the chocolate making magic is complete, and the bon bons are removed from the mold, the paint, through chocolate art science, is transferred (beautifully) onto the chocolate. Does this make the chocolate taste better? I don't know. As I said, they didn't have samples. But this definitely indicates a level of seriousness and attention to detail that we here at the hastily cobbled-together blog known as Chocolate NYC can barely even fathom.
We should also note that this Chocolate Artist expressed to us an interest in moving to New York permanently, if she could find proper investors. So, to all you extraordinarily rich readers out there... give us money. And then, if you have any left over, help bring Fleur de Xocoatl to NYC! Even if you never get a free sample out of it, simply having such a serious chocolate devotee around can only bring joy to us all.
H.S. CHOCOLATE CO.
In H.S. Chocolate Co's personal description, they said, "We put a modern twist on old-fashioned classics like candy bars, filled chocolates, and caramels by using fresh, high-quality ingredients and utilizing local purveyors whenever possible." So obviously I'm very into this place-- if there's one thing better than a Reese's peanut butter cup, it's an artisanal peanut butter cup.
Delicious peanut butter chocolates! David would never approve, but David is also a Mets fan, so he clearly prefers disappointment to fun.