Calendar

April 2014
S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
Aug
29



Christopher Norman Chocolate Bars

There’s some chocolatiers that can do no wrong in my mind and Christopher Norman Chocolates is one of them. I originally discovered them last year at the New York City Chocolate Show where I was graciously given some of their signature bonbons to try. Aside from the fact that I was blown away by the incredible quality and flavor, I was also drawn to the acute artistic sense that was applied to the bonbons. Christopher Norman was a painter before becoming a chocolatier and he now combines his two passions to create chocolates with his modern sense of painterly design. The result? Well, for my taste buds at least, everything is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Dark Chocolate and Blood Orange: These bars are beautifully wrapped and neatly folded in gold foil. I was surprised to find the bar was not a singular slab, but made of six filled connected squared sections. It smells mainly of the dark chocolate and hardly any scent of orange at all. It you concentrated enough you can detect a little, but it’s very, very faint. The inside is a chocolate filling that has a unique texture: think of it as a cooled, soft, not very dense ganache. The blood orange flavor is pronounced with a lovely fresh and very real orange flavor that’s not to sweet and delivers the perfect amount of tartness. It balances beautifully with the rich, complex dark chocolate and it really a masterpiece to taste. This is a great sophisticated bar if you’re looking for a chocolate orange comibination, but don’t want to restort to something cheap and artificial like Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

White Chocolate Lemon Crisp: This bar also follows the same format with six squared sections as opposed to one large bar. It’s a wonderfully creamy white color and just beautiful to look at. The white chocolate is the most delicate I’ve ever tasted, and by that I mean that’s it’s not overly sweet or bursting with vanilla like most of the other white chocolates I’ve had. This is subtly sweet, very creamy, and you can taste the creaminess of the cocoa butter.

Of course, this is all lightly accentuated by a hint of lemon. It’s amazing how the flavor is incorporated since I think “white chocolate” when I eat this, not “oohh, this is lemon flavored”. The flavor is mixed in and balanced so well, that it just makes the white chocolate stronger and more natural tasting. It reminds me of how just a hint of lemon can really brighten a cheesecake, and this is a similar thing. The crisps are like bits of corn flakes and provide a nice texture to the bar and thankfully they do not compete with the chocolate. The amount is perfect too: not too little not too many and it isn’t like a Nestle crunch at all, thankfully.

I just love this bar, because it managed to find elements that compliment the white chocolate rather than hide it, which is what I find most companies do. Christopher Norman managed to find a way to add ingredients that allowed the white chocolate to shine and really show how good it can be when done right.

Words fail me in describing how much I loved these. I cannot wait to make it back to the Christopher Norman store so I can buy more of these and sample some of their other flavors. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on these chocolate bars.

Rating: Hoard

 

Hoard

Links:
Christopher Norman Chocolate

 

  1. I think that college students will make better their writing technique ordering term paper essays from book report writing service. Just because a famous writing service can compose custom written essays on any field of science.

    Posted by DayCarole30  on  08/29  at  08:04 AM
  2. That are not just only words that to buy college papers is real from any place in the world. Guys in the world utilize custom papers writing companies.

    Posted by MaeBaxter23  on  11/17  at  06:33 AM
  3. Very oft, it can happen that people are irritated because of msc thesis writing assignments. Nevertheless, they not have any reason to trouble, just because an experienced dissertation writing service offers dissertation methodology of supreme quality.

    Posted by Priscilla18Lopez  on  11/18  at  01:45 PM
  4. Commonly, different students have a lot of assignments, hence they do not have free time to accomplish custom essays, but they can anytime rely on the professional college papers service, which would compose the greatest customized research papers.

    Posted by Bradford27Maryellen  on  11/25  at  12:56 AM
  5. Do you understand what essay composing seems to be? So, you must know that the essay service will offer the most professional academic papers writing help. No one else will do the same things just for you!

    Posted by LindsayBRANCH  on  01/24  at  07:39 AM
  6. One writes a academic thesis in establishment to conclude a extravagant piece of academic education, such as in expectation to receive a master’s degree. But there are people who provide custom dissertation, it’s better way.

    Posted by AugustaStrickland20  on  01/28  at  12:42 AM
  7. Page 1 of 1 pages

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Submit the word you see below: