Where can you find bacon chocolate chip pancake mix, curry chocolate truffles, an Absinthe fountain and total cuties to help you choose which one of these crazy delights you would like to try? Vosges boasts all of the above at one of their few fabulous chocolate boutiques, tucked away in the quiet, young Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago.
I had the opportunity to attend one of their fun, posh tasting events. An adorable and informative menu was presented at the door, describing the incredibly unique chocolate, wine and cheese pairings we were about to experience. Each gorgeous, knowledgable lady in the shop manned a pairing station, which they walked you through. There were many unique flavors, from ginger wasabi truffles with a rare sparkling reisling to an Indian curry and coconut truffle with a sweet crisp Gewürztraminer. The seemingly peculiar coupling of truffle ingredients is artfully done; they don’t approach these dynamic flavors from a gimmicky or passing craze prespective. The thoughtful treats are more than catchy concepts: they are harmonious flavors, well-crafted and send your tastebuds to the edge of greatness and back. Vosges’ Chocolates are truly a one of a kind experience.
Since we know you can’t hop on a plane and head to Vosges the next time a chocolate craving strikes, you’ll be happy to know that you can order online, or grab some at your local Whole Foods grocery store. Betty Crocker is for bake sales. Vosges products are for fabulous dinner parties, unforgettable gifts or just treating yourself to something special. Go ahead, try white chocolate with olive oil or Mexican guajillo chillies and licorice root…you’ll be glad you did.