From homemade chocolate gems (see previous post) to store bought high end chocolate “couture”â€¦ One thing that sets apart these stunners is the packaging devoted to these morsels. More and more top quality or “designer” chocolates are boxed extravagantly, with the highest quality cardboard boxes, paper wrappers, dividers, ribbons, etc. Some folks get weak at the knees when a shocking orange box from Hermes, a baby blue box from Tiffanyâ€™s, a glossy burgundy box from Asprey, chocolate brown box from Vuitton or black box from Bulgari is presented but I have increasing become intrigued with chocolate packaging insteadâ€¦
My wife and daughter received these Valentineâ€™s chocolates from generous foodies who were recently in New York and Paris. The “G” box is a limited edition Valentineâ€™s offering of beautiful heart shaped chocolates from Godiva that has 15 specially created flavors that not only looked precious, they actually tasted absolutely heavenly. With flavors like Salted Caramel, Key Lime Pie, Tahitian Vanilla and the most intriguing Mexican Hot Chocolate, this was a near “sinful” pleasure to consume. Visit their webpage devoted to this one special edition of Godiva. At USD 50 a box plus tax for just 15 hearts, they came out to roughly PHP190 per heart which took just two bites to consume. Some things you just don’t want to know the cost of… And despite their heady price, the collection has SOLD OUT and we are truly privileged to have tasted some of them. The black box in the photo is from Christian Constant in Paris and contained two varieties of chocolate dipped citrus peels (clementine and mandarin orange). Candied orange peel in dark chocolate is one of our favorites and these did not disappoint!