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

Advent 2012–Day 17

Advent 2012--Day 17

Mm! Bacon!

Advent 2012--Day 17

The vegetarian in me is sighing in distaste, but my inner carnivore is very pleased.

Advent 2012--Day 17

Vosges really does do incredible toffee. It’s buttery and sweet and lightly caramelly.

Advent 2012--Day 17

And it’s definitely great with their signature bacon in there too. Savory and sweet. Yum.

Advent 2012--Day 17

» Bacon Caramel Toffee | buttery toffee + hickory smoked uncured bacon + Alderwood smoked salt + 42% cacao milk chocolate
» Check out Day 17 of my sister’s nail polish advent calendar!
» Introduction to my Advent 2012 blog post series