Best box of chocolates. 35 for 16 pieces) was our main vote for 2014. In a blind tasting, a panel voted that this was their favorite. At the last tasting, the chocolates seemed too sweet and the aromas a bit difficult. Although they are absolutely beautiful, the chocolates look like ornaments and jewelry, but they were eliminated this year by the best candidates. 30 for 20) salty sweets are President Obama's favorite chocolate.
Although they were friendly, we did not think they were enough to call them our favorites. The chocolates were on the sweet side, and everything we tried had a slightly burnt taste. 35 for 17 pieces) is a Belgian chocolate company that has existed since 1857.
The chocolates come in a red box wrapped in red paper and it feels like Christmas morning when you open them. Biting the chocolates was less exciting; the bowls were too thick, the fillings sweet and average.35 for 15) were great in taste, but ultimately quite boring. They all have the same shape, size and texture, with the only difference being the flavors of ganache filling. We do not think this is a good option for a gift, and better work on a dinner while drinking coffee.
40 for 25 pieces) chocolates, ganaches and sweets came in a nice box. We find truffles and filled chocolates attractive. But chocolate itself had no complexity and the taste died on the tongue. We found that in the chocolate we tested for our chocolate bar guide.
Leonidas is another Belgian chocolatier with mid-range offers that do not differ much from Neuhaus. FIKA had some chocolates we were interested in, but their chocolate tastes were too sweet and dominant, and the thick shells were more rustic than elegant.
35 for 18 pieces) is a confectioner from Brooklyn. We discovered that the chocolate character lacked "unpleasant" aromas. The texture of the green tea chocolate was viscous and very unpleasant. 35 for 16 pieces) was presented by a reader, and we tried to get a box for the tasting.
Unfortunately, the factory mixed our order and did not arrive in time for our tasting. 30 for 19 pieces) is another chocolate that has appeared in our comment section. I have a long history with this brand because it was my favorite in high school.
Since then the quality has gone downhill and I sincerely believe that they would not keep our decisions in the refrigerator. 50 for 24 pieces), a chocolate maker in Napa Valley, was the first choice in Consumer Reports. The chocolates are only dyed with natural chocolate in the colors brown and white and the assortment is framed in boxes and cups made of Robin-Eiblau-fold.
With a first and a third ballot, it did not make a big impression with the first taster group. The only thing for him was that he did not get any votes in the end. 40 to 34 pieces, medium-sized wooden box) was well received, with three seconds of voices and a single punch.
The subtle shades of the chocolate squares hide a combination of French-inspired ganaches that contain many alcoholic options, such as Macallan Whiskey and Green Chartreuse. These are chocolates of safe gifts and in the middle of the street, which are probably suitable as professional gifts. They are known for their chocolate mugs, which are unmistakably cute.
L.A. Burdick is headquartered in New Hampshire, with stores in New York City and Cambridge and Boston. 50 for 25) is based in Norwalk, Connecticut, and has many followers in the Tri-State region. His structured paper packaging and handmade work are one of the most beautiful.