Melt www.meltchocolates.com is a wonderful chocolate boutique in London that I discovered some years ago and since it’s in our old neighborhood of Notting Hill, I always like to visit. I was there last week chomping on some unique flavors (Thank God, chocolate-covered bacon was not among them!!) One of their most popular products is the “hot chocolate blocks”. They are like lollipops. You put in a mug, add hot milk or cream to make hot chocolate. I’ve seen them elsewhere, but the unique thing about Melt’s is that they have 5 different types of chocolate and each one has an unusual and unique flavor:
Venezuelan~ dark chocolate with a rich, buttery, caramel taste combined with an earthy dustiness and a long, strong, finish.
Madagascan~ milk chocolate with honeycomb, cinnamon and pomegranate qualities.
Papau-New Guinea~ milk chocolate with a masculine, earthy quality with notes of tobacco leaves and red berries
Columbian~ actually grown and manufactured in its place of origin, has strong coffee notes, nutty sweetness, and a delicate smoky finish.
Carribbean~ a dark chocolate that’s lively and complex. Hints of licorice mingle with banana and olives.
I bought a bunch for gifts and a friend thought they would make great stocking stuffers. My husband now has a new late afternoon snack. J
Enjoy!! Stay tuned for upcoming videos from my travels to China and London.