Advent 2012–Day 24

Advent 2012--Day 24

It’s the last day!!

Advent 2012--Day 24

I’m sad that my advent calendar over, but not going to lie, kind of happy to be off the hook with these blog posts. They were getting tricky to organize/write. And now that I’m home in Pittsburgh, it’s time to celebrate and enjoy some time with my family.

Advent 2012--Day 24

Have a completely wonderful Christmas and a great rest of your 2012! I hope you’ve enjoyed these little posts. Happy new year!

» Peppermint Gnome (exclusive to Advent Calendar, but similar: Sugar & Spice Gnome) | peppermint + 62% cacao dark chocolate
» Check out Day 24 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 23

Advent 2012--Day 23

When you read this, I’ll be on a plane, up since 3 in the morning! Yikes!

Advent 2012--Day 23

So, I am pre-writing and scheduling this post. Who knows what you’d get if I wrote this after having been up at 3. It would be bad, incomprehensible (though perhaps amusing).

Advent 2012--Day 23

I was a bit disappointed with these caramels–really disappointed actually. They sound amazing–dulce de leche, milk chocolate, cashews!? But I could barely bite into them. Such a bummer. Could be that my apartment is too cold, but none of the other caramels were like this. Sad face!

Advent 2012--Day 23

One more day till Christmas!!

Advent 2012--Day 23

» Crema Caramels/a> | Argentinean dulce de leche + Costa Rican cashews + milk chocolate
» Check out
Day 23 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 22

Whoo! This one was legitimately spicy!

Advent 2012--Day 22

I’m not super into the spice, but I love the texture of this one. Spicy chocolates seems like a great idea for these cold winter months, right? It’s so warming.

Advent 2012--Day 22

TWO MORE DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS EVE!

Advent 2012--Day 22

…I’m just a little bit excited.

Advent 2012--Day 22

» Red Fire Toffee | Ancho & chipotle chillies + Ceylon cinnamon + sweet butter toffee + dark chocolate + red fire pecans
» Check out Day 22 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 21

Advent 2012--Day 21

If you like curry, you will looove this chocolate.

Advent 2012--Day 21

For me, I’m not the biggest curry fan, but the milk chocolate and coconut go really well with the earthiness of the curry.

Advent 2012--Day 21

Plus, how pretty is this bar? You can’t really beat opening some chocolate to see a nice little phrase like this.

Advent 2012--Day 21

And now, with this post, I’m all caught up! Phew! AND it’s 3 days till Christmas! WHAT!? Excitement abounds! I’ll be in Pittsburgh on Sunday–can’t wait!

Advent 2012--Day 21

» Naga Chocolate Bar | sweet Indian curry + coconut + 45% deep milk chocolate
» Check out Day 21 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 20

Advent 2012--Day 20

Another honest opinion: Love Vosges. Don’t love these as much as other chocolates I’ve tried this month.

Advent 2012--Day 20

I didn’t really taste a lot of salt here–I guess the point is to let the caramel shine through? I definitely got that, but the salt, not so much! Ah well.

Advent 2012--Day 20

Advent 2012--Day 20

Advent 2012--Day 20

» Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt Caramel Petits Chocolats | pink Himalayan salt + burnt sugar caramel + 70% cacao dark chocolate
» Check out Day 20 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series

Advent 2012–Day 19

Advent 2012--Day 19

Strange name, great chocolate!

Advent 2012--Day 19

I don’t really know what hemp seeds are–but they add a nice crunch, and I love the coconut in here too. And of course: milk chocolate. Yum.

Advent 2012--Day 19

Also, writing these posts all in a row is really doing a number on my vocabulary (I’ve also been writing grad school essays all day long), so forgive these short, kinda lame posts…

Advent 2012--Day 19

Advent 2012--Day 19

» Mini Woolloomooloo Chocolate Bar | roasted & salted macadamia nuts + Indonesian coconut + hemp seeds + 45% deep milk chocolate
» Check out Day 19 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series