Monday, July 25, 2005

Madelaine Poker Chips and Playing Card Chocolates

I’m as big a fan of novelty items as the next person, but what always disappoints me is that the actual product rarely matches the packaging. Here’s an exception. CandyWarehouse gifted me with these incredibly cute poker themed chocolates. There are playing card mint truffles and milk chocolate poker chips. Poker, as we know, is all the rage, with tourneys going on all over the country and of course those crazy celebrities getting in on it. If you’re like me, you’ve probably played for pretzel sticks at some point in your life. While playing with real food is dangerous (because you’re likely to eat your winnings), it’s also a bit more fun (at least to me) than playing for money.

Name: Chocolate Poker Chips (Milk Chocolate)
Brand: Madelaine
Place Purchased: CandyWarehouse Sample
Price: $14.40
Size: 36 pieces
Type: Milk Chocolate

These chocolate poker chips come in a clear plastic tray that you could actually use for racking real chips. Like chocolate coins, the disk of milk chocolate is held inside a foil top and bottom. The chocolates themselves have no embossing, so their value is lost once you unwrap them (or is it?). The milk chocolate is creamy and smooth, very sweet and would be a great complement for other card playing snacks like pretzels.

For folks who are seriously interested in using these as real chips, you’d better pick up the 5 lb version. The high-stakes chips are like the mint chocolate cards below.

Name: Chocolate Poker Playing Cards (Mint Truffle)
Brand: Madelaine
Place Purchased: CandyWarehouse Sample
Price: $9.60
Size: 16 pieces
Type: Chocolate (Mint)

These were seriously good and I’ve had to restrain myself. Think of a giant Andes Mints. Because of the dastardly heat wave here in SoCal, I’ve been keeping these in the fridge and they’re wonderful served that way (I don’t usually like chilled chocolate). The mint is very strong and the chocolate combo (two layers of semi-sweet chocolate with a minted white chocolate in the middle) is just right. It melts easily on the tongue and refreshes.

The face card theme is fun (but entirely unnecessary in my opinion). Forget poker with these, I’d prefer to play blackjack with them and keep having the dealer hit me.

If I were going with a Vegas themed party, I’d absolutely order some of these up because the chocolate was of good quality and the packaging was very well done.

Ratings - Poker Chips - 7 out of 10 (I think the mint chocolate chips would be 8s)
Playing Cards - 7 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:15 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewMadelaineChocolateMints7-Worth ItUnited States

Comments
  1. The chocolate poker chips are really cool…  Although, if I ever played with them I’d have to keep em wrapped because they would melt a bit when I was excited about a good hand and that’d be a definite “tell”!

    Comment by Bryan on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. im officially addicted to your blog. ive been reading it every day for the past.. week or week and a half? those poker chips look like a lot of fun.

    especially if you throw some cocktails into the card game/chocolate ratio. thats my idea of a great evening.

    Comment by violet on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I see those things sold in Vegas at a REALLY high markup. 

    But then again, I haven’t seen them sold elsewhere

    Comment by :: jozjozjoz :: on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Violet, I was trying to think of what a good cocktail for poker would be that would also go with mint chocolates.

    I guess some straight cognac or scotch would work okay. Mint julep? Long Island Ice Tea?

    I’m a fan of these lemon martinis we’ve been making lately, but I think that’d be like drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #

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