Sunday, July 19, 2009

Posh Chocolat

Tasting Truffles
Posh Chocolat

Ana and Jason Willenbock met at the Culinary Institute in New York and traveled the world as chefs-in-training before opening Posh Chocolat in Missoula, Montana.

The Willenbocks' adventurousness and facility with savory flavors made their booth a standout at the Seattle Chocolate Salon. While nearly every chocolatier presented a sea-salted caramel and an accompanying explanation of why this one is different, Posh's really were. The flavors in their "exotic caramels" range include:

  • Turkish Coffee Caramel with Espresso Brava Sea Salt
  • White Truffle Oil Caramel with Cyprus Flaked Sea Salt
  • Coconut-Pineapple Caramel with Hawiian Pink Sea Salt
  • Bacon Caramel with Applewood Smoked Sea Salt
  • Thai Peanut Caramel with Ginger Sea Salt

  • The truffles pictured above are tiny "tasting" versions in Rosewater, Strawberry with 10-year-old Balsamic, Ras al Hanout, and Mojito. Posh also confounds the melt-in-your-mouth-truffle versus sniffed-out-by-pigs-truffle confusion with a deliciously successful "White Truffle Oil and Tahitian Vanilla" dark chocolate truffle.

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