Are you nuts about nuts? Many people are. In fact more nut chocolates are sold in the UK than any other type of flavoured chocolate. This month I have been playing with old favourites like almonds and hazelnuts, but also the more exotic pistachios and macadamias. Nuts take you to all corners of the globe, deep into ancient culinary traditions, and have the added benefit of being packed full of heart-healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. But let’s not forget the naturally occurring nutty notes in so many of the finest cacaos, they have their own magic.
IN YOUR LETTERBOX
10 x 50g chocolates:
2 x single estate dark bars:Las Trincheras 72 with nutty notes; Rio Caribe 72 with complex notes of nuts and coffee
2 x milk chocolate bars: Milk of the Gods, Rio Caribe 44 with rich nutty notes; Sea Flakes milk chocolate with sea salt
2 x Flavoured dark bars: Almendra, dark chocolate with roasted almonds; Hazelnut Raisin
2 x chocolates naturally sweetened with fruit and nuts: Pistachio Date, Raisin Hazelnut
2 Magnificent Creations special editions not found in any shop
– Salty Dog. Rio Caribe 44 Milk Chocolate With Roasted Almonds & Sea Salt. Get the best almonds you possibly can and give them a light roast to release their nuttiness. A quick chop, then stir them into freshly made Rio Caribe milk chocolate with a flurry of sea salt. That’s all, you salty dog!
– Jewelled Heaven. Creamy White Chocolate, Pistachio, Yellow Raisin, Saffron. Joyous, totally joyous! I have taken the sugar right down to make the lightest, creamiest white chocolate. Jewelled with pistachios and raisins and infused with rare and precious saffron, this is one heavenly chocolate.
The Flavour Map and Tasting Notes explaining why I make the chocolates as I do.
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Perfect Ingredients. Perfect Flavours. Perfect Pleasure.