I spent almost all of last week away from DC; sadly, neither of my destinations – Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL – afforded me any opportunities to explore new chocolatiers. Happily, I had stocked up on some treats from a DC-area chocolatier: Cacao, which has a branch less than I mile from where I live, which means that goodies like these milk chocolate medallions don’t have time to melt on the trip home.
Each medallion has an almond, a pistachio, and a raisin seated atop a thin layer of milk chocolate, which gives off a faint cream aroma, as well as a bit of caramel.
The chocolate is a bit dry for a milk chocolate, but carries a distinct cream flavor. The raisin, though not chopped or well-distributed per design, is plump and flavorful. The nuts, on the other hand, are soft and almost soggy, with an inferior roast. The plump raisin simply can’t compensate for the poorly-handled almond and pistachio, and I doubt I will purchase these medallions again.
Have you ever had chocolate with soggy nuts? (stop laughing, it’s a real question)