Vosges Haut Chocolat Caramel Bar, Smoke & Stout, 70% Cacao

Rogue Ale's chocolate stout beer. Alderwood smoked salt. Burnt sugar caramel. Dark chocolate. Fair Trade Certified ingredients. How to Enjoy an Exotic Chocolate Bar: Breathe - Engage your senses. Take three deep ujjayi breaths, quite chattering mind and be in the present moment. See - There should be a glossy shine to the chocolate bar indicating a tight bond between the cocoa butter and the cocoa mass. Smell - Rub your thumb on the chocolate bar's surface to help release the deep chestnut wood aromas and inhale deeply. Do you sense the chocolate and licorice noted stout in smoked cream? Snap - Break the bar in two pieces. Listen to the soft break, exposing the chocolate bar's molten caramel interior. Taste - Place a small piece of chocolate on your tongue and press it to the roof of your mouth. Within thirty seconds the dark chocolate surface will begin to melt revealing the oozing alderwood and hoppy caramel. One of my favorite breweries, Rouge Ales, crafts a double chocolate stout that is such a fine beauty that I was compelled to use it in this bar. The luscious brew pours an opaque chocolate brown, nearly obsidian, with a fine-bubbled, saddle-colored head dressed in a plethora of lacing. The rich, chocolaty aroma is a touch of sweet and tantalizes with coffee undertones and parfums of smoke, molasses, toffee, hops and licorice. This stout is accented with smoked salt and a cream caramel creating an intoxicating trio. Peace, love, and chocolate - Katrina. 100% recyclable. Certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise. Made with renewable energy. www.vosgeschocolate.com. 1-888-301-yumm (9866). After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Katrina attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and then furthered her food studies through extensive world travel. Beginning in Spain and working with the great Adria brothers of El Bulli, she continued traveling east studying the indigenous cuisines of Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Thailand, China and Australia. Upon her return, Katrina founded Vosges Haut-Chocolat with the concept of travel the world through chocolate. Her mission is to create a sustainable, luxury chocolate experience while bringing about awareness of indigenous cultures through the exploration of spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, nuts and the obscure.