Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cacao: Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

What a relief we all felt yesterday. A good product from my neighborhood chocolatier. Encouraged by Cacao’s work with the dark chocolate covered dried apricots, I moved along to their dark chocolate orange peel.

The pieces have a berry aroma, with no hint of citrus.

Interestingly, there was no berry flavor in the chocolate; instead, there were typical coffee and caramel flavors complemented by a slow, smooth melt. The orange peel was just a bit tart, just a bit sweet, and had a perfect texture that was neither hard nor gooey, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the chocolate. These pieces were probably the best item I found at Cacao, and are some of the best chocolate covered orange peel I’ve tasted.

And available just down the street. Score.

Do you like candied citrus peels? Which is your favorite?

9 comments:

  1. These look like my cat's hairballs. But unlike those, these sound wonderfully tasty. Hannah doesn't know what she's talking about;)

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  2. Oh so glad you featured these in your blog!

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  3. Never had chocolate covered citrus peels before... I'd so be willing to though!

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  4. Hhahaa I had to laugh at Emma's comment.. they do kind of look like that...
    Anyway I have never tried something like this!

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  5. Ha. Those look so good. I'll trade ya my kicks for those orange peels. Worth it. YES.

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  6. yuummmm i love chocolate covered orange peels! now i'm craving it...

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  7. The best orange peels I've found so far are at Chocolate Necessities in Bellingham WA. Intense orange and chocolate flavor without being too sweet.

    If you are a fan of fruit and chocoate check out the chocolate dipped salted pear at Chocolopolis. Out of this world!

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  8. thanks for sharing.

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