1. Milk Chocolate with ground expresso, cocoa nibs & crispy pearls
You are gonna love the idea of making your own chocolates. There is milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate to choose from as your base. And this chocolate is gourmet German chocolate so it is all good and I almost got one made with white chocolate but knew my hubby would not be too crazy about the idea and I wanted him to enjoy it also so I stuck with milk chocolate on all three. I even toyed with the dark chocolate, but again, knew he wouldn't touch it so I was nice and got all three in milk chocolate.
Then you get to choose from all sorts of nuts, fruits, flavors, herbs & spices and even decorations but I wanted to be able to savor the chocolate with just a little bit of flavor and not get all crazy so I stuck to some basics. You can have Get Well, Thank You, I Love You, etc. put on there as your decorations but then it takes away from the chocolate so I just could not do it. The Herbs & Spices was the same concept. I did not want to add something I wasn't sure of so I erred on the caution side with those. I almost added coconut to one but hubby doesn't like it so I stayed true to form and made candy bars I knew he would try with me.
You can also get them already made if you would rather not choose all your own ingredients. They have the Healthy Choice which is the dark chocolate with all the fruits and nuts. And then there is Zora's Favorites which some were a little on the exotic side for me, but some of you might like them. If you can't decide on which ingredients you want in your candy bar they have the Special Offer where you just tell them which chocolate to start with and then they surprise you with what's in it when you get it! That could be slightly dangerous if you don't like alot of things so I would make sure you at least tell them the things you don't like or are allergic to!
Lastly, they have the Best Sellers which looked even more totally out there! I guess I am more old fashioned than I thought because I really did not see any of the pre-made ones that I would touch with a ten foot pole other than maybe the Banana Split one. And even that one is kinda iffy. But, you know, that is the beauty of Choccreate, we are all different and have different tastes and one chocolate does not fit all of us! So, it's a good thing or we would all be dull and boring!
I love this story! Please read all of it. I could not copy all of it but it warmed my heart to find someone from Germany who remembers the chocolates! My dad was in the Army and I spent 8 years of my childhood in Germany and would often go to the bakeries and candy stores and use all my babysitting money to buy those confections. I had a favorite that was pure sugar I am sure, it was a white fluffy thing that melted in your mouth but boy did I love them and the french horns filled with white cream!
But anyway, I found this information under About Us so please read the rest of the story:
My Mother, every Christmas Eve, and sometimes around Easter, would melt & temper her own chocolate, adding her favorite ingredients, dried fruits & nuts, and then decorate the chocolate bars, for the season, whether it be Christmas, New Year's Eve or Easter. My Mothers favorite time of the year was Christmas. In Germany, the Christmas season, and the opening of the Christmas Markets (a public open air market, a german tradition during the christmas season), starts promptly at the end of November, in every town and city, across Germany. Similar to "the States" where the Christmas Season commences with "Black Friday" in November after Thanks Giving.
In the region where I grew up, the Black Forest Region in Southern Germany, we would ride the trains, with my Mother, to the various neighbouring towns, every Friday & Saturday, during the crisp cold merry winter evenings of December, exploring the Local Traditional Markets, dining on Schupfnudeln with Sauerkraut, (Schupfnudeln is a type of dumplings like gnocchi, made from wheat flour & egg), and German Bratwurst on a bun (German version of a hotdog), and exploring the multitudes of unique temporary stores, for thoughtful gifts, savouring the sights and sounds, with other joyous & festive people, and the smells.
Oh! the smells, from the dozens of fresh & hot food stores, cooking up delightfully fresh & popular treats for the hungry shoppers & browsers, as we often were, from bratwurst & bockwurst on the grill, to crepes fresh from the pan, and chocolate stores, lots of chocolate stores, with fresh fruit dipped in various types chocolate, to chocolate molded and topped with assorted nut combinations.Connect with Choccreate several ways:
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.