MOTHER’S DAY: Chocolate Crowns From Maggie Louise

Chocolate for a queen. Photo courtesy Maggie Louise Confections.   To show Mom that she’s your queen, treat her to these white chocolate crowns from chocolatier Maggie Louise, filled with chocolate sea salt caramel. Called “The Sophronia,” it was inspired by Maggie’s memories of the royal pomp and circumstance of London. The intricate crowns are…
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PRODUCT: Nonni’s Salted Caramel Biscotti

“Our new exciting flavor!” proclaims biscotti-maker Nonni’s, and they are right. Nonni’s Salted Caramel Biscotti are a real find for the sweet tooth. Chunks of actual caramels are embedded in the biscotti, complemented by a quality chocolate dip and drizzle and a counterpoint of sprinkled sea salt. One might think that was good enough, but…
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PRODUCT: “Creamsicle” White Chocolate With Blood Orange Ganache

In the days before air conditioning, it wasn’t easy to sell fine chocolates in the summer. Cocoa butter, one of the major components of chocolate (the one that provides the creamy, luscious mouthfeel), melts at 93.4°F to 98°F. Hot weather can make a mess of a chocolatier’s hard work. To beat the heat, many chocolatiers…
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