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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Jacek Chocolate Couture - jewel like chocolate gems with flavours that change every season.. and Easter chicks!

Its been a little while since I've dropped into Jacek Chocolates.  We loved the bright, bubbly spirit of Jacek and got to meet her (read about it here) and super enjoyed the Bijoux D'Hiver 2012 collection (read about it here).  Still amongst the top 10 chocolatiers in North America, Jacek now has a new downtown location tucked in on 104th street and Jasper Ave, alongside favourites like Tzin and Evoolution.  Onto the chocolate.. and chicks!My girlfriend got me a huge box to nosh on… they included:

Mad Hatter collection (inspired by Alice in Wonderland and they're the funky looking ones)
Sage & Smoked Chanterelle: Caramelized white chocolate with sage topped with smoked chanterelle (from Untamed Feast) ganache.
Unbirthday Cake: Milk chocolate layer over vanilla bean ganache, enrobed in dark chocolate.
Raspberry Hibiscus: Creamy hibiscus infused ganache topped with raspberry caramel.
Lavender, Lemon & ‘Time’: Dark chocolate infused with lavender, lemon & thyme.
Earl Grey Tea: Milk chocolate infused with Earl Grey tea.
EAT ME- Apricot & Ginger: Ginger & apricot infused dark chocolate.

Along with some
Chewy caramels collection (the square ones with sprinkles)
Salted Caramel: Chewy caramel enrobed in dark chocolate, and accessorized with Fleur de Sel de Guerande
Spiced Apple Caramel: Caramel that tastes just like apple pie, enrobed in dark chocolate
Espresso Caramel: Coffee infused caramel in a suit of dark chocolate

and a few H’Art Oozy Salted Caramel Collection are all the heart shaped truffles (sooo good!)

And a bunch of melt aways - square ones with lines on them
A ‘Meltaway’ is essentially a truffle where coconut oil is used instead of cream for a decadent mouth feel (it melts at 24 degrees!).
Peppermint Meltaway: Dark chocolate meltaway infused with peppermint, and enrobed in dark chocolate
Lemon Zest Meltaway: Lemon infused in white chocolate enrobed in dark chocolate.
Hazelnut Meltaway: Hazelnut, coconut and almond praline in milk chocolate, enrobed in dark chocolate.

And their Guinness beer dark chocolate that was a special for St Paddy's day?  The slight bitterness of the hops from the Guinness paired nicely with the chocolate itself. So pretty we almost didn't want to eat it. Almost.

My favourite one out of this season's collection - Spiced Apple Caramel chewy caramel.

They reduce down a whole lot of apple juice to add in an incredible amount of warm, apple-y carmel-ly goodness that just.. wow.

Went to visit family over Easter long weekend in Toronto, so I decided to spoil them a bit.  Just a bit :)

Get them before they're gone!

Jacek Chocolate Couture
Address 10140-104 St Edmonton, AB T5J 1A7
Phone (780) 705.9927
Hours Mon 10am-4pm, Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Closed Sundays


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