Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hotel Chocolat: Caramel Cheesecake

Writing about the Hotel Chocolat Summer Desserts collection reminded me of some Hotel Chocolat goodies that Natalie had sent me from the UK. Time to dig in, beginning with the caramel cheesecake pieces, which were touted as layers of firm sour cream cheesecake and super soft caramel.

The aroma is just faintly creamy, and the thin exterior shell has a bit of a caramel flavor alongside its creamy texture.

It’s unfortunately just a bit too firm for the interior, and it is difficult to nibble on this piece without the shell breaking apart and collapsing.

At least that interior is worth the crumbling shell. The sour cream layer is luscious, with a tart flavor and perhaps a hint of lemon. The caramel, which features a hint of vanilla flavor, is sweet and gooey but not runny. The overall piece includes a wonderful combination of sweet, tart and chocolate that is not quite perfect in the texture department.

Have you had cheesecake-inspired chocolates?

8 comments:

  1. I most definitely have not had cheesecake-inspired chocolates. How very intriguing. I think I'd go for these, oh, fo sho!

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  2. I had a Lindt cheesecake-inspired chocolate, but I would love to try this one from Hotel Chocolat. I wonder if they still have it thought... I will have to go there this weekend to check it out!

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  3. We just made cheesecake chocolates actually at my house. They are so freaking good. I'm not the biggest cheesecake fan but the chocolates were good. I must ask. What is your favorite chocolate ever?

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  4. mmm glad you at least liked the flavour of the interior..i love the sour cheesecake with the caramel, i could eat these all day long!

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  5. Interesting that cheesecake is a filling - cheesecake isn't really my favorite dessert though, and I'm not a sour cream fan - not sure this is for me. Now cheesecake covered in chocolate, or made by my mom - that's a different story.

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  6. I love the idea of cheesecake and caramel covered in chocolate... I'm sensing a future recipe;-)

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  7. Wow never hear of cheesecake chocolates. these are a must try.

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