More than a year ago, we asked all of you readers out there to muster your courage and take a step outside your chocolate comfort zone. Remember how much fun that was? Well, now we’re here to suggest you do it again. That’s because the imaginative folks over at Komforte Chokolate in Southern California have dreamed up two new types of delicious, boundary-pushing flavors of chocolate – and both varieties knocked our socks off.
It’s true. Xavier Mor’s packaging does look a bit like cough drops. But Ricola’s got nothing on these chocolate beauties. Hailing from Barcelona, this ‘designer chocolate‘ is the quintessential marriage of superb chocolate making meets graphic arts.
The latest, greatest flavour from Chuao Chocolatier, as unveiled at the 57th annual Summer Fancy Food Show, is, wait for it, Potato Chips in Chocolate Bar. That’s right: pure, unadulterated hedonism, a ‘blend of ultra premium milk chocolate and all-natural potato chips’. Oh man. May we have a pack? Now!
What do you get when the finest chocolate makers of Switzerland are given free rein to unleash their creativity? Le Carré des Chocolatiers, that’s what. And one bite of their tasty inventions and you’ll agree that it was a damn fine idea.
If the word ‘vegan’ makes you think of raw broccoli and bland tofu-shakes, then you might not believe your taste buds when you bite into one of Hipo Hyfryd’s luxury vegan chocolate truffles. The little Cardiff-based company with a funny name (it means ‘lovely hippo’ in Welsh) has concocted ten varietiesof luscious organic chocolate morsels — from bold salt and pepper to delicately sweet lavender — all of them 100 per cent dairy free.
The Queen of Hearts is coming for tea, and you’re worried about losing your head if your sweets aren’t up to par. Enter Lucky’s, a London confectioner with the ticket to keeping you and your noggin united. Their Alice in Wonderland-inspired treats are Valrhona chocolate-coated nods to Lewis Carroll’s characters.
Anyone who’s had the pleasure of tucking into a sumptuous 72 percent dark French chocolate or zippy cinnamon hot cocoa at Mindy’s HotChocolate’s dark wood-paneled bar can attest to the Chicago eatery’s sensuous spin on the beverage. Now, designer Kyle Tezak’s soon-to-be-rolled-out interactive pinup gal packaging makes it easier to harness its libidinous energy in [...]
We’re loving this newly launched packaging from Russian-based designer Peter Zharnov. Each wrapper and the chocolate bar within have been created based on infamous abstract works. Here, art and food become one. Dipped in chocolate, that is.
Delicaseys Chocolates boasts simple packaging, handmade labels, and natural sweets made of quality chocolates, fruits, and nuts. Together, innovative combinations of fresh flavors steep dark chocolate to produce harmonious, artisanal treats.
Just about everything is better with chocolate, right? Well how about ramen noodles, French toast, or lime-flavored tortilla chips? You still with us? The folks over at Komforte Chockolate who dreamed up these, um, slightly odd flavors are all about combining chocolate with familiar comfort foods to pry you out of your plain chocolate bar rut.
Thomas Haas seems to be equally known for his handmade chocolates, truffles, and pastries, as he is for the packages that wrap-up these mouth-watering sweets. German-born, Vancouver-based Haas produces gorgeous — and addictive — chocolates, cakes, and cookies using high-quality ingredients sourced from around the world.