We sprinkled some lavender buds atop this cup of
lavender white hot chocolate, but it’s perfect in its
ungarnished form. The brownie is from Mari’s New
York Brownies, another Top Pick Of The Week.
||The founders of the Anthony Grace Collection were on a mission to elevate hot cocoa into an elegant drink. They succeeded beyond even our wildest dreams: Their white hot chocolate beverages were our very favorite product among the thousands we tasted at the 2008 Summer Fancy Food Show. And, amazingly, company founders Sharissa Fox and Angela Marruffo and had no prior culinary experience: Both are healthcare professionals (and the parents, respectively, of Anthony and Grace). We would have expected these exceptional white hot chocolate beverages to come from the world’s finest chocolatiers or most innovative chefs, not from two young working moms. Brava, ladies!
Shaving white chocolate from Callebaut of Belgium, the pair have created five irresistible flavors: Bitter White, a blend of white and bittersweet chocolates; Indian Kari, an amazing marriage of white chocolate and curry; Star Anise, with cinnamon and cloves; Taiga, redolent of lavender and a hint of juniper berry; and Zingiber, ginger with wasabi and lemongrass. Leave your preconceived notions at the door—you must have all five. For a memorable dessert, serve them as a flight in demitasse cups. The economy may be uncertain, but this is guaranteed excitement for $17.00 per 10-ounce container. Dream of a white Christmas (or Chanukah or Kwaanza), but turn dreams into reality with an affordable indulgence of white hot chocolate from the Anthony Grace Collection. Read the full review.