Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vosges Haut Chocolat Collezione Italiana

Captain's Log, Stardate 11.18.2009

Yes, I have more chocolate! (In case you missed the last box, click here.) This one is their Collezione Italiana.

Yes, I ~ahem~ ate one before remembering to take the picture.

Rooster: Taleggio cheese + organic walnuts + Tahitian vanilla bean + bittersweet dark chocolate

Very unique flavors in this one that I really liked. I expected to taste the cheese more, but maybe my palate just isn’t that sensitive. It’s sweeter than I expected it to be, also, considering it uses bittersweet chocolate. Very yummy!

Sale del Mare: Sicilian sea salt caramel + milk chocolate + pine nut

Probably one of the best caramels I’ve ever eaten! The salt balances really nicely with the sweet of the caramel. I don’t eat as much caramel as I do chocolate, but this is a really good one that I’d eat more often than other caramels. It also makes me want to try the caramel collection she has on the website.

Polline di Finocchio: Wild Tuscan fennel pollen + dark chocolate

Very unusual flavor—I typically don’t care for fennel, but I’ll enjoy almost anything coated in good chocolate, especially something this well crafted. It has a slight curry aroma.

Olio d'Oliva: First press extra virgin olive oil + white chocolate + dried kalamata olives

The rich olive oil flavor is wonderfully subtle in this sweet truffle, and the kalamata olives add just the right contrast of salt to the white chocolate. Unusual—probably not to everyone’s taste, but a different flavor in the mouth that I’m glad I got a chance to try it.

Balsamico: 12-year aged balsamic vinegar + dark chocolate + Sicilian hazelnuts

The balsamic vinegar is subtle, giving a slightly tart taste to the chocolate, but it is still wonderfully sweet. It reminded me of the artisan blackberry balsamic vinegar I bought at Rodney Strong winery in Sonoma, and which I use with olive oil in salads. I didn’t really taste the hazelnuts too much aside from noticing the texture.


  1. Camy, eat no chocloate until you on ahead on your NaNoWriMo shcedule ;)

  2. I'll take a box of Roosters and Balsamico to go, please!


  3. I ate some as a reward for each 1000 words I hit. :)