Rum is often paired with confections, making for some very boozy treats. As a goody-goody child, I was wary of rum balls that smelled too strongly of alcohol - they were for grown-ups. These days, I love boozy chocolates, though I am partial to bourbon balls. It's been way too long, Rebecca Ruth.
I bought this Lake Champlain chocolate bar at a local fancy grocer around Christmas time (while making a gift basket for my in-laws) since I had heard good things about the brand. It was between $3 and $4 US, but I don't remember the exact price.
The bar had hints of a liquor scent that reminded me of rum. The gorgeous, almost too perfect-looking dark chocolate had such a strong snap that it was hard to break the bar cleanly. However, the chocolate was decadent and slow-melting.
The sticky rum caramel oozed out from the pods and had a wonderful burnt sugar flavor (though I couldn't taste rum). It was very rich and had a great consistency - not too runny but not firm. The chocolate had a clean, slightly bitter finish, which was a delicious match for the decadent caramel. This bar certainly piqued my curiosity about the brand, so I have since picked up three of Lake Champlain's 5 Star Chocolate Bars (reviews coming soon).
Lake Champlain Chocolates website
I tried Lake Champlain Chocolate and it is quite good. I found it at Whole Foods. However, unlike you, I steer clear of the "boozy" varieties. Funny! I prefer my chocolate either plain or with nuts, unless it is a baked good. That is a whole other subject of which I could go on forever, Mmmm.
Thanks for commenting! I love plain chocolate, but nuts took a while to grow on me, and I'm still not keen on hazelnuts. Baked goods of all kinds are definitely delicious! :)
That does sound pretty nice. Liquor and chocolate make a nice combination, and it can be turned into many other different concoctions. There are many different kinds of liquor, and lots of chocolates can be combined with them. Hmm, it does seem very yummy!
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