Bubble Wrap Chocolate at Delessio Market
At this point in time, it's probably becoming clear that I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas. I really love artisan ice cream, buttery pastries, a simple chocolate chip cookie -- and of course, chocolate. While I don't dabble with chocolate that contains lots of fillers or funky ingredients, for the most part I'll eat pretty much anything. From Ritter Sport Bars to Trader Joe's dark chocolate to an occasional Toblerone, my apartment is like a rotating door of chocolate consumption. I buy new bars and somehow they magically disappear.
But lately, I've discovered three new small-batch companies that are so special I've actually been savoring them. Yes, they've lasted for more than a day--even two, actually. I've fallen hard for each of these treats and I'm excited to take a moment to share them with you.
Bubble-Wrap Chocolate from Delessio Market
Delessio Bakery is attached to Falletti Foods. This is my neighborhood market although it's not the kind of spot where you do all of your grocery shopping; it's the perfect place to pop in for a quick bottle of wine, some fruit for your morning cereal or some pasta for dinner. However, I often find myself at Delessio Bakery for one of their lovely mini cupcakes or for a piece of bubble-wrap chocolate. Yes, I'll admit it: I first bought it because it was kind of a novelty and I haven't outgrown my love for stomping on bubble wrap and annoying friends and family near and far. But after the novelty wore off, I realized this is some darn good chocolate. They start with Felchin Swiss chocolate and melt it down, temper it, and then pour and cool it over a bubble wrap. They add in simple spices or inclusions chosen wisely so as not to mask the true flavor of the chocolate. While I generally prefer dark chocolate, the milk chocolate with macadamia nut brittle is amazing. And the bittersweet with cocoa nibs is a classic at my place. Delessio is remodeling this week and it's a little chaotic in there--but thankfully they've put the bubble-wrap in plain sight right by the entrance. In my opinion, this is really where it should always remain.