I work at a magazine, and every July comes the onslaught of holiday gift guide pitches (we work 3-4 months ahead). The office is flooded with press releases and samples and, surprisingly considering we’re a fashion magazine, food. Peppermint bark, flavored nuts, gingerbread cookies…it’s dubbed, somewhat tiresomely, as Christmas in July.
However, this afternoon, Christmas in July came true for me, in the shape of a long rectangular box from Vosges Haut Chocolate. In my excitement over the arrival of really good chocolate, I completely forgot to read the press kit, so I can’t tell you anything other than how incredibly good these taste. Pictured is an organic peanut butter chocolate bonbon sprinkled with Maldon salt crystals. It’s the most satisfying sweet-salty bite I’ve had in a awhile…pungent crunchy salt, smooth creamy peanut butter, rich chocolate. Plus they’re organic so you should feel good about yourself when eating 4 of them. This is just a hunch, but I think it would make the perfect stocking stuffer for a really sophisticated person who wants more than a Reese’s Cup.
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