Saturday, December 22, 2012
South Bend Basket 3
I know that there are plenty of winter holidays left but I still have time to finish sharing the treats in the lovely gift basket we got from the South Bend Chocolate Company back at the end of May 2012. This is a great item from that basket to share now because it is a gift you can give all on it's own: a box of chocolates.
12 oz assorted milk chocolate box with 24 individual pieces inside. From looking at it, I'm betting several of the pieces are the same such as the third and fifth piece along the central row that I have given to our Fruit Acolyte because I think these are coconut. I suspect that in that same row the first, fourth, and sixth pieces are identical as well. So with this in mind I will do one large Saturday Sacrament today as we try to figure out what these flavors are. Again, while I know that chocolate companies love to have us "explore" their collections this is not helpful to people with allergies or specific tastes. I used their website to help with some of the flavors but not all were pictured. Also I tried this box, along with others in our Cult, over the course of several weekends. This is NOT a box you should be eating in one sitting, slow down and enjoy.
flavor of unidentified fruit. I think it's cherry. There is no distinct chocolate or coconut flavor to it, although the coconut shreds remained caught in my teeth long after the chocolate was gone.
The coconut was kind of bitter and on a whole it left a very unpleasant syrupy taste in my mouth.
In all this 12 oz gift box had 24 pieces of 13 different flavors and types of individual chocolate that South Bend Chocolate offers. For a very creamy milk chocolate lover this is a good choice but if you like a darker chocolate or even a more intense milk chocolate, then you may want to try out a smaller sample first to see how you feel about this recipe.
In three posts I've revealed an entire gift basket from South Bend Chocolate Company to you just in time for a last minute winter holiday consideration, Sisters and Brothers, if you live in Indiana where you can find their cafes and their products in several locations. If you don't live in Indiana, you can order them online year round.