Life is too short to eat bad chocolate. I know it’s hard to believe, but yes… there is such a thing as bad chocolate. You know it the second you pop it into your mouth. It’s all waxy & maybe too sweet. I think I became a true blue chocolate snob when we lived in Europe. Once you get a taste of Belgian chocolate in Belgium you’re done. There is no substitute for good chocolate.
I keep a little cut glass jar of Lindor truffles from Lindt on my dining room buffet for my afternoon ‘fix’.
My new favorite cocoa find was discovered on a recent trip to Charleston, SC. Sweeteeth makes artisan chocolates right there by the sea. (http://www.sweetteethcharleston.com/) What could be better? Nothin’. These handcrafted chocolates are a bit pricey, but oh so delicious! They are only sold through restaurants and specialty stores.