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Chocolate! - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
I always make chocolates for Christmas. Usually an assortment of buttercreams, jellies, and caramels. But this year I just got out of a cast, and have essentially no movement in my right wrist, and the doctor said to expect it to be a month before I can really use it, as a best case.

While recovering, I picked up a box of organic truffles at Whole Foods. There's nothing in them but chocolate, a bit of cream, and cocoa powder. And they're incredible - not too sweet, perfectly rich, with exactly the right melting point. And I can probably manage to make them with one hand.

I found a likely recipe here. Now the question: I need a source of really, really good chocolate. When I make dipped chocolates, I get good couverture chocolate from the local cake-decorating store. But they don't have any other chocolate. I see a million places online that sell all types of European chocolate, but I don't really have the time or money to order a bit from everyone and try it.

So I'm looking for suggestions: If you wanted, say, a 10-pound block of really good chocolate, where would you get it? Obviously, online sources are best, and shipping isn't a problem this time of year.


(cross-posted to food_snobbery)
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greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: November 27th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: November 27th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Also, at Trader joes you can get huge blocks of Ghiradelli, but I wouldn't exactly call that gourmet. But they have some really good bars (I love the 75% cacao from Madagascar) that's their private reserves. Let me know if you want me to pick you up some and send you some samples.

Also, I just found this:

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