Bespoke Chocolates

I’ve been buried in busy tax work the last month, leaving rare time for an actual life outside of work. Not to worry though! I still eat dessert like a crazy madwoman – it’s a wonder and utter blessing that diabetes has not descended upon me.

Here’s a bit on Bespoke and my corresponding Serious Eats Sugar Rush post

A quick ten-minute walk south from my apartment takes me straight to the doors of Bespoke Chocolates, a very very awesome chocolate shop. My first taste of Rachel’s Sea-Salted Caramels took place at her pre-opening party back in November, and I’ve been craving another one (or dozen) of those chocolates ever since.

Index cards were perhaps not the most ideal stage for shooting this photo, but it was the nearest flat object I could grab before all the sea salt kissed caramel dribbled free. And oooh, how it dribbles! I wish I could pass on a few truffles to my parents, but am not sure how they would fare via mail all the way to Hawai’i.

About a dozen or so different chocolates are stock at any given time, and I’ve eaten my way though most of them. There’s not a single one I dislike, though it’s hard not to play favourites…

…especially when it comes to this lush Strawberry-Balsamic chocolate…

…or the Southampton Tea Truffle.

The Hazelnut Praline BonBon is lovely, but almost borderline boring compared to other gorgeous flavours…think along the lines of Rosemary Vanilla and Champagne Cognac.

Shelves against the right wall, harbors a few tempting sweets – among them, chocolate covered Martin pretzels and jars of Chocolate-Hazelnut spread. No sense dipping fingers into the Nutella jar when you have this!

Here’s Rachel at work :)

Hope you all have a happy Thursday!

Bespoke Chocolates
6 Extra Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-7103

3 Comments
  • K and S
    February 27, 2009

    OMG! loved that shot of the oozing caramel…

  • C.G. the Foodie
    February 27, 2009

    I think I am in love with this blog post! Yum on the delicious pictures!!!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    March 1, 2009

    Kat!Thanks! It was DELICIOUS!! :DHey C.G.!hehee, thank you! LD

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