Ghyslain chocolate des beaux arts. The wonderful lady there, Gen, sent us two boxes of their Easter chocolates and I think you are going to fall in love with at first site. But looks are only one of the five senses we cover here on The Chocolate Cult. Your Chocolate Priestess will reveal these beauties in all five senses.
Easter is one of their seasonal times at Ghyslain and you can get a taste of their lovely creations by checking out their website. Now this link will change through the year so if you want to bookmark it and return to it every few months, I think that would be a delight for your eyes. They sent us two six counts of their Egg and Bunny Collections so that we got to sample each of the flavors they come in. When I show you the photos I took, I hope it will take your breath away like they took mine away.
6 count Easter Bunny Collection has four flavors with repeats of two of them which I'll reveal in turn going from top left across to the lower right as you see in this photo. These is the larger of the two boxes they sent, with each bunny weighing 1oz according to the website but the tag which came on the box said 4.5oz or only 0.75oz per bunny. I don't have a scale but my guess is that these are under an ounce. Each of then is 2.25 inches from tail to paw tips, an inch crouched down, and 1.5 inches from hunch to hunch.
6 count Easter Egg Collection was even more lovely to look at when I took the lid off the. This has six flavors and you may notice the top three eggs are different in shape than the bottom three. Again we'll look at these from upper left to lower right in turn. The eggs collectively are 3oz but just from this first photo you can see they are two different sizes and the larger ones on the bottom (smooth eggs) feel just a touch heavier than the top ones (cracked eggs). I hope my photos give you a good visual because these are very detailed and lovely to simply gaze at.
Simply in terms of visuals, the prices for these Ghyslain Easter treats is very reasonable. They don't use any additives other than color, clearly there is food dye here, you can tell simply by looking but it is also listed on the boxes. They use all natural ingredients and they literature you'll receive gives you instructions on how to store and how soon you should eat them. I love that these are all very tasty though I personally wanted more fragrance both before and after taking a bite -- all five senses are important. I also really loved that if you buy both, you get 10 different treats. In a world where we crank out the same thing under different shapes or call a variety pack something with only two to three combinations, this is a delight to your senses. However this may not be the best gift for people with dairy, tree nuts or other allergies. Think and perhaps write to to Ghyslain before you buy.
Gyhslain has two bistro locations, one in Richmond and the other in Zionsville, bothin Indiana. Their production facility is in Union City. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to arrange a trip to the Wayne County Chocolate Trail later this summer with some of the Acolytes and Followers of The Chocolate Cult. Ghyslain, I'm not sure which location, will be on that tour if we can make it work. How many of you would like to join us in a two day getaway for wonderful chocolate and fellowship? We'll make a collective decision here at Cult Central and then share that date with all of you. We'll need a head count to make some special arrangements and I've been told we might be able to get special tours of some facilities as well as interview the chocolatiers themselves.