Moving right along in this series on “what to buy a chocolate lover for Valentine’s Day,” I’ve got something intriguing for you that might be just right for somebody with adventurous tastes. Something from Vosges.
These are, after all, the folks who mix curry and chocolate. And use bee pollen in their caramels. They think different. They really do. So if you are looking for an intriguing flavor combination for your chocolate-loving Valentine, do check out some of my reviews of Vosges chocolates. Including this one of the Calindia bar, which features Indian green cardamom, California walnuts, and dried plums, all wrapped in a base of 65% cocoa Venezuelan dark chocolate.
Upon unwrapping the bar, the cardamom gives off a very strong aroma, to the point that one doesn’t smell the chocolate at all.
The cardamom is also the dominant taste in this bar, and while I’m personally not much of a cardamom fan, if you are looking for somebody who is, this bar might be for them. Do also consider a few other things about this bar, though. The walnuts are barely detectable, but at least do not detract from the experience like the dried plums, which were far too tough and stuck to my teeth so much that I was barely able to think about the chocolate.
While this isn’t one of my favorite Vosges bars, do consider it for a serious cardamom lover. Who doesn’t mind having dried plums stuck in their teeth.Do you like cardamom? Have you ever had it with chocolate?