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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Etsy Party Today At Cacao. Sounds Like Chocolate Lovers' Heaven

Oh my heavens!  Today I'm participating in the Atlanta based Etsy Craft Party for Atlanta where fellow Etsians will be getting together to craft something for the community.

This morning I was checking out the directions and decided to see just what was this "Cacao" place where we are meeting.  Boy am I in BIG trouble.  Here is the link if you would like to drool too.

It looks heavenly.  All these beautifully handmade chocolates will be staring at me, while I will try to stay focused on what we're doing.

Here is the truffle menu.  Which ones sound most appealing to you?

1. Aztec- An award winning and secret blend of six different chilies and spices. 
2. Fig & Balsamic- 
House made fig preserves, aged balsamic, and Madagascar vanilla.
3. Laphroaig & Ginger- Laphroaig 10-year aged Scotch and candied ginger.
4. Lemon- House made lemon curd and candied lemon peel.
5. Coconut Caramel- Toasted coconut and house made caramel.
6. Bourbon Espresso- Dark chocolate ganache mixed with Bulleit bourbon and Batdorf & Bronson Timbales espresso grounds.
7. Orange Marmalade- House made bitter orange and lime zest marmalade.
8. Raspberry Thyme- Dark chocolate ganache mixed with house made raspberry thyme jam and thyme leaves. 
9. Cayenne Pepper Passion Fruit- Dark chocolate ganache mixed with cayenne pepper with a layer of passion fruit pate de fruit.
10. Cinnamon Rum Raisin- Dark chocolate ganache mixed with organic cinnamon oil and dark rum soaked raisins. 
11. Lavender Blueberry- Dark chocolate ganache mixed with house made lavender blueberry jam and lavender flowers.
12. Pink Peppercorn Ginger- Dark chocolate ganache mixed with pink peppercorns, candied ginger and powdered ginger.
13. Cola Truffle- Real coca-cola ganache with popping surprises.
14. PB & J- A layer of mayhaw pate de fruit and house made peanut butter.
15. Mint- Pure peppermint and dark chocolate.
16. Pecan Pie- Georgia pecans and rich molasses flavored ganache.
17. 35% Milk- House made milk chocolate.
18.  Nougat Torrone- Traditional European style nougat with toasted pistachios.
19. Strawberry Milk- Milk chocolate ganache with a layer of strawberry pate de fruit.
20. Hazelnut- Ground toasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate.
21. Fleur de Sel Milk- Milk chocolate ganache with a touch of sea salt.
22. Pistachio Marzipan- House made toasted pistachio nut paste made in the traditional European style.
23. Pecan Penuche- Local pecan praline enrobed in dark chocolate

I will let you know which tasty treat called out to me and what we crafted for Etsy and our community.  But for now, I think I'm going for a walk, so the after effects aren't quite so terrible.