Stuff We Love: Quality Chocolate
Posted by Toni in Stuff We Love
Truffles by David Leggett

Over the past year, I've made some gradual but fairly significant changes to the way I eat, with the main theme being "quality over quantity." I felt the impact of these changes after sampling some pastel M&Ms from my kids' Easter baskets (um, mostly with permission). I was surprised at how disappointing they tasted compared to the dark chocolate squares I'd been enjoying occasionally after lunch, when my sweet tooth seems to kick in.

There's an astonishing number of ways to achieve a good chocolate fix, from handmade works of art like these Christopher Elbow Chocolates to a grocery store quick-grab Snickers bar. But if you haven't gone out of your way to sample some fine chocolates, consider trying a few to note the difference. Sure, it might cost more, but that's what makes indulgences feel so decadent and worthwhile. Torture, I know! You can make your own chocolate truffles, or perhaps peanut butter cup drinking chocolate from a recent Foodie Fridays entry is more your speed. Recent faves of mine include Ghirardelli Luxe Milk and Lindt - one square usually does the trick under my "quality" rule. There's even Chocolate News, a site dedicated to finding the best artisan chocolates. If you have any unique and tasty chocolate sources you'd like to share, please do so in the comments.