Thursday, February 8, 2007


I got this fabulous box of from CocoaVino as a Christmas gift. Cocovino is one of those companies that sells the story & the experience as much as the product. The pride themselves on their Eco-Forward ideals (organic ingredients, fair trade, wind powered kitchen and environmentally sensitive packaging).


The collection is simply called BonBons. The array features six different flavors arranged in pairs, each with a different chocolate and spirit/wine combination.

Bacchanal - Malbec and dark chocolate - dark and complex, it has a lot of the fruity raisin and plum flavors you’d expect from a wine grape.

Roman Holiday - espresso and Sambuca - a mild chocolate and coffee mix, nice and smooth without bitterness.

Tango Nostalgico - dulce de leche and Spanish Mintilla Moriles wine - interesting, but I don’t think the tang of the wine mixed well with the caramelized milk.

Raspberry Beret - raspberry, as you’d expect. Fragrant and fruity, a classic combo with chocolate. Not much of a tangy bite, but that’s no problem for me.

Baci al Limone - limoncello in white chocolate. I’m a big fan of limoncello (though I find it a bit too sweet and like to add some extra lemon zest to it) and of course the smoothness of a white chocolate is a great base, especially with the balance of the dark shell.

Queen of the Harvest - Sherry and dark chocolate - even darker than the other chocolates. I wasn’t able to get many of the sherry notes as they blend so well with the normal chocolate flavors. Tasty.

The other item on their site that intrigues me is their Fig Caramel. (Please chime in if you’ve tried them.)

As a Valentine’s gift, these are an excellent idea for a foodie or as a sensual gift to share with someone special. The BonBon box comes with each of the flavors in pairs, so it’s a natural idea that you could both have one and discuss the different textures and notes that you sense. They’re a bit on the expensive side (this box retails for $31) but then again everyone is getting paid a living wage and someone had to build those windmills.

Name: CocoaVino BonBons
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: CocoaVino
Place Purchased: gift
Price: $31.00
Size: unknown
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Coffee, United States, Organic, Fair Trade

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:31 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. The second one up, to the left, bears a striking resemblence to Darth Vader.

    Comment by GTO on 2/11/07 at 11:32 am #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    GTO - hah, I didn’t recognize the form until you said that!

    Comment by Cybele on 2/12/07 at 9:05 am #
  3. Hi all!

    Hi all!


    Comment by tolikimer on 8/21/07 at 9:01 am #
  4. calilove441's avatar

    Wow that is really true. I’m feeling the Darth Vader too smile


    They have some pretty unique names to their chocolate confections.

    Comment by calilove441 on 12/10/08 at 5:18 pm #
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