Monday, January 19, 2009

What is wrong with this picture?

While it doesn't happen every day, I occasionally am approached to review new food and food-related products in exchange for a sample. Right before the holidays I was approached by a representative from Emily's Chocolates asking if I would like to try and review their chocolates. Well, that was a no-brainer. However, holiday mail played havoc and I didn't get my package, so when they found out, a new box full of Emily's Chocolate was at my door in no time. I unpacked the box and set the containers on the table until I could get around to photos, tasting and posting. I honestly thought my chocolate samples would be safe since chocolate covered nuts and fruits are more my thing than that of other people in my household.

So imagine my surprise when I came downstairs to find that three of four of my Emily's packages had been raided!! In a house with three women, the idea that someone would hit the chocolate is not really surprising, but I was shocked to find that the real perpetrators were the male members of our household! Now that is an endorsement for chocolate.

My son Andrew was drawn to the milk-chocolate covered graham crackers, which came individually wrapped (like that would help your self-control!), while my husband headed for the dark chocolate covered cherry-hazelnut mix, very strange since he normally is not a big fan of chocolate-covered fruit. This alone was enough to make me take my own taste test, and I was so impressed! There was just enough chocolate to compliment the nuts and fruit inside. The chocolate had just the right amount of sweetness, and was wonderfully creamy. My favorite was the pecans that were covered in chocolate and dusted with cocoa- they were sophisticated chocolate perfection!

Needless to say, with so many fans, Emily's Chocolates did not hang around very long, and I have to admit, I have already hit the website to try the chocolate-covered blueberries... and the chocolate-covered fortune cookies... or maybe the cranberries bathed in chocolate... Anyway, check out Emily's for yourself, her chocolates can be your chocolates at their website, at amazon.com, and a variety of retail partners (if you can't wait for the mail). And don't forget, Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

11 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

That's a great review!

biz319 said...

Glad I am diabetic, otherwise I would have been all over those!

Deborah Dowd said...

Joie de vivre- Thanks, I had a great time doing it (except the part where I had to wrestle the chocolate from the boys!)

Biz319 - Emily's has choices that don't have as much sugar,and as a portion-controlled treat, those chocolate-covered pecans dusted with cocoa are perfect for someone who must control their sugar intake.

Anne said...

Oh, the blueberries! They had to have been awesome.

Glenna said...

Mmmmmmm....sounds yummy!!!

Cynthia said...

Nice! I am not a chocolate lover but I think I would like the cherry-covered ones.

Angela@SpinachTiger said...

I love the idea of chocolate covered blueberries. It's a perfect combination of goodness.

Deborah Dowd said...

Glenna- They are delish- and have some redeeming nutritional value!

Cynthia- I love fruit with dark chocolate!

Angela-I wouldn't normally gravitate toward it but I am really liking the good dried fruit with dark chocolate!

nat88008 said...

Probably taste good....!!!

Vidhya said...

Deborah - These chocolates look so amazing! I will definitely have to try them.

Alisha said...

i love chocolate blueberry.
and i also love the chocolate ice-cream, chocolate cake and everything made with chocolate.

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