Earlier this month I hope you have been enjoying our post about The Chocolate Cult's journey along the Wayne County Chocolate Trail in Indiana. Our second stop on this trail made an offering to us and today I want to reveal their goodies and introduce you to our second Chocolate Coconut Acolyte, Laura, who is going to help us out when coconut products need testing more quickly than we can get samples to Primary Chocolate Coconut Acolyte who is struggling with high gasoline prices as I'm sure many of you are, Sisters and Brothers.
Olympian Candies was in downtown Richmond, Indiana, but outside the historic district we began our trek in. We met the own and several of her very friendly employees. They packed us a box of hand-picked samples of their best sellers which included some non-chocolate items we'll briefly mention but can't truly review for you all. This photo to the right was taken in their because even though we packed a cooler with a lot of ice, I wanted to make sure they looked good in the mid-90 degree weather we had. Luckily everything survived between all our coolers in the group. From this revelation, I will start at the upper left side go right then return to the bottom left side and go right again.
caramels in that long form wrapped in wax paper. Yellow is a nut caramel and the white wrapper is plain, unlike the previous review there is only one variety called nut and these from Olympian have big pieces I hope you can see. Since I visited both within an hour or so and am doing the review within an hour or so, I'll just give you my opinion on these caramels compared to the Abbott's ones. The basic caramels do taste more different -- these are more tangy, less buttery and thus less slick to my fingertips. The nut ones may be walnuts from the taste and look of the pieces. For me, neither is better, simply different.
chocolate candies from Olympian come in a lot of varieties and the wonderful ladies there that Friday gave us a box of their best sellers. We'll start with this Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cream to the right. At the base this measures 7/8th inch across but it mushrooms out a lot to over 1.25 inches across. It has a dark cocoa scent but also a coolness and a hint of peppermint as well. The chocolate shell is cool and smooth to my fingers and this piece seems rather light in my hand. This shell makes a very loud snap when I take a bite and it cracks in several places to let out the mostly soft very cool peppermint center. This hits my tongue and immediately sends shivers down my spine. I blends perfectly with the bitter chocolate to allow that to be the primary flavor but with the mint cooling sensation. An excellent version of this common flavor combination just be careful with the slowly oozing center cause it got on my fingers forcing me to lick them.
Olympian Candies certainly pleased our group went we went on the Wayne County Chocolate Trail two Fridays back. Each candy has their name molded onto the bottoms so you know when it is their creations. We were pleased by these and believe they were good Sacraments for you all. We love our small family owned candy companies so we hope all of you, Sisters and Brothers, will check them out either at 625 East Main Street as you can see in this photo or online. Remember this is all part of the Wayne County Chocolate Trail if you have a couple of days to spend in the Richmond area.