R.S.V.P. Program where you can find speciality products from them year around. One of their consultants, Amy Sue, sent us several samples of these items and today I want to reveal the "Dark Chocolate Selection" while you still have time to order it before Valentine's Day, now a mere 10 days away, Sisters and Brothers. There are 14 pieces in this 5.11 oz collection with a total of six different varieties of chocolates, one of them has a milk chocolate shell. However there is no guidebook included nor a map inside; I couldn't even find an online listing of the various chocolate Lindt offers in these gift boxes so we'll be flying entirely blind in terms of the pieces. There is a huge down side to this for anyone giving gifts or receiving them -- how can you be certain about allergens? True, tree nuts, coffee, milk, soy, all sorts of potential allergens are listed on the ingredients but which pieces have these? For your Chocolate Priestess this means I have to try them all and I cannot turn to our Acolytes for advice and assistance until after the fact.
We'll start with the upper left piece of chocolate then work our way across and back to the left to start the second line of chocolates. Remember, Sisters and Brothers, Moderation and Purposefulness so your Chocolate Priestess did not eat this entire box but instead shared nine pieces, eating only five of these and giving one (two actually) to one of our Mocha Acolytes. While I'm disappointed that this box does not list the type of each piece, helping to avoid both allergy and taste problems, it is good that there are 2-3 pieces per type with the exception of one. Why does that please me? Much easier to share and thus much easier to follow our principles for using our Sacred Substance. I know this is always a challenge with great chocolate so having multiple pieces of the same variety makes it easy to share.
While there may be R.S.V.P. Program consultants in your area, I hope all of you will contact Amy Sue since she was so gracious to send us these samples. And there are more to come your way, too, as the 2012 rolls along. Keep checking back in with us and let us know if you find a consultant in your area or if you order from Amy Sue. She has been a delightful contact for us on The Chocolate Cult to work with. This Dark Chocolate Selection earns status as a worthy Sacrament for Valentine's Day if you keep in mind the allergens that we've tried to reveal to you.