Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Peanut Butter and Aspen Cream

A reasonable person would be scared of a box of chocolate after encountering some caramels so bad that they required a visit to the trash can.

I am not a reasonable person.

On to the milk chocolate peanut butter piece from my Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory box.

The couverture was soft but a bit waxy, and featured very faint aromas of nuts and dairy. It had a slight burnt edge, but was quite sweet – to the point that it was reminiscent of white chocolate.

Inside that sweet shell was a mousse-like creamy filling with a strong peanut flavor, which tasted a bit like slightly burnt or over-roasted peanuts. As it was not very sweet, it paired nicely with the sweet milk chocolate. Overall, it’s better than a drugstore peanut butter cup, but was still a little plain.

At least I didn’t have to throw it out.

On to another filled chocolate: the Aspen cream.

The couverture is very similar to that of the peanut butter piece: soft, a bit of a burnt edge and a distinct vanilla flavor.

The interior has the density of a good caramel that is neither overly chewy nor runny, and the texture matches that of the shell nicely. The cream features a vanilla flavor with a hint of maple, and trends towards too sweet. I like the concept of a mild maple-flavored cream, but a less sweet couverture would work better.

Have you ever had a chocolate filled with maple cream before?

9 comments:

  1. What's that Simba said? "I laugh in the face of danger"? (Or fear?) You're like our brave Mighty King/Queen of chocolate ;)

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  2. At least these were better than yesterday!!!
    Its sad when chocolates aren't as good as expected...:(

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  3. Mmmm I love sweet chocolates, esp a smooth milk or white. But I think something filled with maple cream might be even too sweet for me...

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  4. I just found your blog and it makes me want chocolate like I'll die if I don't get any. Good thing I have a bag of chocolate chips in my pantry. Not as decadent as the photographs above, but it'll have to do.

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  5. hmm, well, not sure i'd jump for rocky mountain chocolates after the last reviews! at least you didn't have to throw these ones out :)

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  6. YUM. Living in upstate NY, the maple creams are where it's at! Of course, a little bit goes a long way.....

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  7. Rocky Mountain chocolates r my favorite!!!!! 我很爱。

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