Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Theobroma Chocolate y Maiz

Theobroma Chocolate y MaizAt Thanksgiving I always get a hostess gift from my sister-in-law. Always chocolate. Always an indulgent amount.

This year it was from Theobroma Chocolatier, a family run Albuquerque confectionery shop.

There were quite a few items in the bag but this has to be the best among them (and it was hard to chose which one to profile).

The package doesn’t list what they are, but a little note in the bag let me know that this is their Chocolate y Maiz.

For those who don’t know Spanish, that’s Chocolate and Corn.

Theobroma Chocolate y Maiz stack

These rustic looking disks are huge. At about 3.5 to 4 inches across, each weighs over an ounce (I didn’t weigh them, I’m just guessing).

They’re a lovely glossy dark chocolate with a caramel colored chocolate striping which really saves the appearance.

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The chocolate is mellow, a semi-sweet it has some nice fruity tones, only a slight dry finish. The tempering and snap is great and the chocolate has a smooth, creamy melt. The star here is the inclusion of corn flakes. That’s it. Just a big plop of dark chocolate with corn flakes in it.

The corn flakes are crunchy and have a great malty flavor with a little salty and corny taste to it.

They’re wonderfully satisfying - so much so that just a half of a disk was plenty. I’ve had these for almost a month and they’re still not gone. (But it was a big bag!) But they also keep exceptionally well and pair with other items easily. They’re a bit of a change of pace from the Ritter Sport Knusperflakes (Corn Flakes) bar which is milk chocolate.

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Name: Chocolate y Maiz
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Theobroma Chocolatier
Place Purchased: gift
Price: unknown
Size: unknown
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, United States, Chocolatier

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:42 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Hi!
    I always visit your blog but haven’t commented much.
    When I saw the tittle of this post I thought it would be chocolate and corn tortilla chips, but the combination of chocolate and corn flakes do sound much better! :o)
    I like your blog a lot! Thanks for all the candy reviews, it is really cool to come here and read your posts with things I like! (especially the chocolate reviews!)
    Merry Christmas!!
    Ana

    Comment by Ana on 12/25/08 at 11:14 am #
  2. Hi Cybele,

    Funny, I also received dark chocolate-covered cornflakes as a Thanksgiving hostess gift.  But they were from Jacques Torres.  They sound pretty similar, content-wise, to the Theobroma, but much smaller bits.  They’re about the size of a quarter, and thicker - more nugget-like.
    http://www.mrchocolate.com/detail.aspx?ID=53

    Have you tried these ones?  Wondering how you think they compare.

    Hope you’re well - just ate a See’s marzipan, with relish (not the hot dog kind).

    Happy New Year,
    Joanna

    Comment by joanna on 12/26/08 at 3:46 pm #
  3. Those look REALLY good, your photography is impeccable. My wife likes to formulate recipes from store bought desserts, I wonder if she’ll be able to do that from these pics? Usually she needs to try them out (her palate is amazing).

    Thanks! I’ll definitely put this feed into my reader!

    Comment by The Poker Jerk on 12/27/08 at 8:12 pm #
  4. Ritter Sport Knusperflakes is one of my favorite bars, but I’ve always thought it would be better with dark chocolate. These look delightful!

    Beautiful picture, as always. Love your blog!

    Comment by Rachel on 12/30/08 at 2:52 pm #
  5. I love these! I picked up one of these discs on a trip to New Mexico last year. I’ve been wanting more since then. I’ve almost ordered them online, but figure they would probably be easy to make. I wonder what kind of corn flakes they use.

    Santa Fe also has some great chocolate shops.

    Comment by KateC on 1/01/09 at 10:38 am #
  6. Oh my, looks great.  I adore your rating system.

    Comment by Lynn on 1/04/09 at 4:36 am #
  7. Hi Cybele,

    Great review of Chocolate y Maiz from our local chocolate shop, Theobromo.  They have told me that this item is their best seller. 

    Cheers -  David.

    Comment by David on 1/07/09 at 6:48 am #

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