Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Theobroma Chocolate y Maiz
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.
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.
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.
POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:42 am
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