Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Yes, I'm blogging about chocolat noir again.
And I do have a good reason to! I tell you, it's just me and my affinity for dark chocolate. Honestly, I've been indulging in some everyday for the past week and it really keeps me going. I usually have it in the morning to kickstart my day. I do think it's a great substitute for coffee. Especially if you're all groggy and too lazy to wait for the water to boil and all.
Ahhhh... my mouth just waters as I type this. haha, I know how weird this sounds but seriously, I do love chocolate this much! I get all excited when I discover new chocolate brands which have such great promise.
For those of you who have read my post about Cailler, let me introduce yet another Swiss chocolate brand: Villars.
This brand rocks my world and the best thing is, it's available in Singapore! Found it at Candy Empire. I first fell in love with Villars chocolate after trying some JF bought back (aside from the Cailler). I was delighted to step into Candy Empire (my fav local candy/choc store by far!) and find that they have it here. I've only tried their 72% noir and guess what, it rocks my world just as much as Cailler does:
And look at how pretty it is! The flower... hahaa... this one has a more smooth undertone to it. I find that Cailler chocolat noir tends to be more robust. Whatever it is, I like them both... Man, I'm a sucker for the dark chocolate. The darker it is the better. I've even tried 80 and 90%! But till now, my favourites are still Lindt, Cailler and Valrhona. I do think they have some of the best quality chocolates. Godiva's good but it's so bloody expensive! It's really the Tiffany's of the chocolate realm...
I really can't wait to visit Switzerland though - I've heard loads about the chocolates and I know there are so many other brands I've not tried. My aunt actually went to a chocolate factory when she was holidaying there. How cool is that? She's now in Norway on another holiday, happily enjoying the fjords!
As for me, I'm happily house-sitting her 'sanctuary' while she's gone. I'm going to use her Brandt oven and beautiful elegant KitchenAid! Yes she's given me permission :) okay, off I go.. time to indulge in some food programmes on Discovery Travel & Living, my most fav channel on cable. (I don't have cable at home so I watch alot of it when I'm at my aunt's place. haha.)