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Jealous yet?!? I would be
Today, we met her at Cayenne Kitchen in Longmont, where we were privileged downright spoiled by even more delectable samples!
We started off with Port Wine served in a fancy dark chocolate cup
The mixture of the two was amazing! The chocolate was incredibly creamy and melted right in your mouth. Brittany (who isn’t a fan of wine at all) also loved the combination!
Next was a bit of Chocolate Peanut Shale
I’d compare this to regular toffee, but it was lighter, much more flakey and LOADED with peanuty-chocolatey goodness. Any sort of combination of peanut butter + chocolate makes my head spin, and this is definitely on the top of my list now. *drools*
Result?: Creamy and chewy with a hint of raspberry.
The famous Robin herself tending to the many, many samplers that walked in!
Brittany, Scott, Tom and I were at the Colorado Chocolate Festival earlier this year where we first heard of Robin Chocolates. We walked up to her booth RIGHT as she was told she won Best in Show for her Lemon Soufflé truffle! So, like any other sane individuals, we immediately bought some
Brittany’s pick from back then was:
Top Row: Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Caramel Fleur de Sel
Bottom Row: Caramel Pecan Turtle, Piña Colada (not online anymore, so just be jealous that we got to sample that one!! )
I had gotten the Caramel Pecan Turtle, Mint Chocolate Chip, Lemon Soufflé, and Caramel Macchiato.
Today, Brittany and I were once again privileged to taste some of the most beautiful looking chocolates.
My husband helped me taste test these puppies too!!….
Chocolate Caramel Fleur de Sel: O. M. G. The combination of the caramel with the sea salt literally made me drool…. I was trying to eat it too slowly and I guess my mind drifted off into a chocolate coma! Epic Win! Scott’s not such a fan of the salty-sweet combination however – that just meant I got the bigger piece of this!
Lastly, a sample of the Caramel Pecan Turtle:
Exactly what you would always want from anything with the words “caramel” or “turtle”…only 3x better! AND it’s incredibly CUTE!!
I always have a hard time eating these little chocolates because I feel guilty destroying something so beautiful! Some of them remind me of those marbley, glass-blown spheres you see in stores downtown that you’re too afraid to touch (you know what I mean )
Ok, that’s it from me – I need to go let the sugar rush die down a little bit…..
Having the pantry, storage, and counter space back has led me to wanting to do two things: dig up the mini trifle set from our wedding that we’ve had no place for, and to actually USE the food processor. Until now, I’ve had to completely take it out of its original Styrofoam packaging every time to use it, which made it such a pain I never bothered with it. (teeny apartment = fail
Want #1: A delicious, filling, pretty-ish looking Sunday morning breakfast, in the trifle dish!
using Brown Cow Vanilla Greek Yogurt – yummo!
Layers from bottom to top:
Brown Cow Vanilla Greek Yogurt
2 tsp rolled oats
a few sprinkles of cinnamon
a few crushed walnuts
a little dollop of the last of my peanut butter
turned out to be the most incredibly filling breakfast! (almost 4 hours now!)
Want #2: Tenderize me some peanuts and replace my P-nut butta!
As I used up the last bit of peanut butter for breakfast, so I absolutely NEEDED to replace my stash.
The result?! Regular old CHOCO Pnut Butta!!
Ingredients: dry roasted peanuts, unsweetened cocoa powder (yes, plain and boring, but I’ve not done this before… )
Directions: Blend in food processor until you can’t control the urge to stick your finger in and try it!!
ooey, gooey, mess of intense chocolate flavoring I’m in absolute HEAVEN!
However, the “abuse” came from me slashing my thumb up trying to clean every single ounce of peanut butter off the blade …. it was… THAT good. Not too shabby for my first run at homemade nut butter I will NEVER again buy a jar – it’s way too easy to make this stuff yourself, and when you eat it like I do, I’m sure it will save me quite a bit o’ cash!
My next task is to duplicate Ashley’s Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter!!!. I do need a bit more time to roast the almonds, but that will have to wait until I am on good terms with the food processor again….