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VALENTINE’S DAY: Roses & Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate truffles covered with rose petals.
Photo courtesy VosgesChocolate.com.

Edith Piaf sang “La Vie en Rose,” which in French means means “life in pink” (literally), or life through rose-colored glasses.

Now, you can take a literal bite of it, with the new Le Chocolat en Rose truffle collection from Vosges Haut Chocolat.

The pink Champagne truffles are made from 65% cacao dark chocolate flavored with Piper Heidsieck brut rosé Champagne, then rolled in fragrant rose bud poudre (crushed rose petals). Twelve pieces of Le Chocolat en Rose truffles are $39, 20 pieces are $53, at VosgesChocolate.com.

If you’re not familiar with edible roses, they’re a delicacy used to make jams, sorbets, pastries, confections and other foods throughout the Balkans, India and Iran (or more romantically, Persia). But as those countries don’t have a tradition of chocolate-making, creative American chocolatiers have incorporated rose water and/or rose petals—with delicious results.

We can recommend plenty of beautiful Valentine chocolates without roses, too.

If you’d like a good inexpensive rosé bubbly to celebrate Valentine’s Day, try [yellow tail] Bubbles Rosé (yes, it’s spelled with brackets), which has a beautiful rose color to match the delicious flavor.

 




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