Gail Ambrosius, a chocolatier in Madison, Wisconsin. I'll have to have the Mocha Acolyte check them out directly, since that's where he lives.
link. What they sent me isn't a specific collection but has pieces from several of them, so I have a great variety to sample and reveal to you all. This review was pre-written weeks ago, but with a lot of companies responding to our latest shout-out at the beginning of 2010, we've had to do the physical reviews before posting them for all of you, Sisters and Brothers. Don't worry, these are written as we try them, so the information is as fresh as the chocolate.
Since there are a dozen of these, I'm going to focus on two at a time for the photographs so I don't make your computers slow down too much, Sisters and Brothers. Each truffle is darker chocolate in the 60% range of cocoa content for the most part. The traditionally shaped truffles measure just over 1 inch across and rise to about an inch in height as well. The chocolate shells are all smooth and start to melt quickly on my fingertips, testifying to the purity of the chocolate.
Each of these truffles were primarily chocolate in flavor regardless of the fruit, spice, coffee or sugars added to them. This makes these quite worthy Sacrament for The Chocolate Cult, Sisters and Brothers. If you are a dark chocolate fan you need to give Gail Ambrosius a visit or check out their website. Of course if you visit them, mention us here on The Chocolate Cult and let them know we reviewed their delightful works of art.
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.