By: Anne M. Raso
We recently caught up with the ladies of 2 Chicks With Chocolate at a charity benefit held at the Chill Spa in Gramercy Park and we couldn’t help but go back for thirds, fourths and fifths on their Cabernet Caramels. We admit that we also noshed on their plain white chocolate discs (the creamiest around), but these caramels peaked our curiosity and taste buds. We seem to be seeing everything from wine ice cream to even “wine blossom” candles (I got one as a birthday gift last month), so it makes sense that chocolates were the next item to be hit with a touch o’ the grape!
According to their official website , there is a special item that has been selling out for the holidays, and that is (no surprise) their wine-shaped box of chocolates called The Wine Collection. The two goodies in the box are described on the website as such:
The Spicy Merlot Bon Bon starts with a delicate 38% milk chocolate shell that is filled with a smooth, velvety milk chocolate ganache infused with merlot, cinnamon, orange, with a touch of black peppercorn on the finish.
The Cabernet Caramel is enveloped in a 58% dark chocolate shell. Inside you’ll taste a touch of wine and smooth caramel, with an interesting hint of salt on the finish.
So I apparently am not the only one diggin’ on the Cabernet Caramels and not just because of the hint of vino—the caramel is so soft and gooey it is almost like the caramel sauce traditionally used on ice cream (but less sweet). The Wine Collection makes a gorgeous and classy gift for under $40—it comes in a limited edition wine bottle bag that can be reused for storage.
Congrats Blue Violet!
Congrats Blue Violet!
In the spirit of the holidays, the 2 Chicks Team has decided to giveaway a box of their Signature Collection (pictured below) to one lucky reader.
There are FOUR ways to enter:
1. In my comments section, tell me about when you like to eat chocolate (i.e. special occasions, after a hard day at work, all the time!)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Follow 2 Chicks with Chocolate on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
4. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)
Contest ends Dec 23, 2009 at 5pm EST. Winner will be announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards.
*For those of you who cannot wait and are just dying to try these sweet treats out or ecstatic to give them as a ready-wrapped-up-in-a-bag gift: 2 Chicks are offering a 20% discount to financefoodie.com followers. Just use the code FFOODIE at checkout!
**And, in the spirit of giving, Elyssia Wassung, one of the 2 Chicks, tells us the following: “This holiday season we are proud to present ‘Gifting with Purpose.’ All corporations/clients that spend over $2500, 2 Chicks with Chocolate will donate 10% to that client or corporations charity of choice.”