Dark. Elegant. Luscious. The three words that come to mind when I conjure up my taste memory of the latest offerings from POCO DOLCE. You may recall seeing their name mentioned in American Vogue this month. They were among the many chocolates ordered up by writer Jeffrey Steingarten for his evaluation. He may not have had space to review all the confections in his possession but he surely missed out by not naming these bonbons among the best. We have loved Kathy Wiley’s Bittersweet Tiles with Sea Salt for a long time. Add the following to the list of favorites.
Five Spice Almond: We love the thick mouthfeel of these centers. With the consistency of almond butter (think peanut butter smoothness), subtle five spice infusion and again, we think, a nice sprinkling of salt.
What all of these confections share, besides remarkable flavor, is a modern form and sense of restraint. Less is so much more here. Not too sweet. Clean, smooth design. Quietly elegant. Visit the website and you will get a sense of how this sense of less is more is carried through in all aspects of presentation and taste. Well done.