Very recently your Chocolate Priestess took a small group to Wayne County Indiana to check out their Chocolate Trail. We've had a few reports on this the past week so I wanted to do a featured review of one of the shops who made a chocolate offering to The Chocolate Cult.
Abbott's Candy Shop, in Hagerstown, Indiana, is currently run by a wonderful lady named Bev Keiser who gave us this Special Assortment Box for a Saturday Sacrament. While our visit with them on the Wayne County Chocolate Trail is fresh in our mind, we wanted to get this post out for you all to look at. As you can see there is a lot of candy, both chocolates and caramels, in this one box.
We're going to reveal the chocolates in this box starting with the left hand compartment, lowest chocolate, then moving clockwise fashion around the box until we've look at all 14 varieties so stick with me, Sisters and Brothers. The owner, Bev, sent me a list of these flavors since a guide does not come with the box. Regular readers will know my concerns with this very common practice in candy and chocolate boxes so I won't repeat it and simply hope new readers look around at more Sacraments.
Special Assortment Box. The top section from left to right begins with a Dark Chocolate Cherry Parfait which suggests a layering of flavors awaits my mouth. It is one of two pieces in this assortment that measures 1 7/8 X 1 1/8 X 7/8 inches. Undercurrents of cherry and something creamy are found with the dark chocolate when I take a deep whiff of it before taking a bite. Inside is a pink semi-soft cream center with a very intense sour cherry flavor and a strong sugary cream undercurrent, so intense that my eyes threaten to water. The bitterness of the dark chocolate does reemerge if I keep the bites fairly small making it a good three bite candy. Mush this around in your mouth a bit, too, and you'll feel some little piece of perhaps cherries as well in the creamy center.
Abbott's Candy Shop is a bit out of the way in Hagerstown so put the address in your GPS if you want to go visit in person. It was a nice big shop as our report last Wednesday showed so take some time to look at it all. Or check them out online because they do ship though remember in hot and humid weather you must pay extra for cold shipping or quality chocolate and caramels, too, will melt long before they reach your mouth.