Some of you may remember a post I did back in January about the delicious chocolates I discovered at the Winter Fancy Food Show (San Francisco). I was particularly smitten by what I called "the Sophia Loren of the chocolate world,” the Kreta Olive Oil Truffle created by Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier, because it seduces you over and over again. I had noted after tasting it for the first time: The masterpiece confection is enrobed in a luxurious coat of rich milk chocolate, and perfectly accented with a sprinkling of Fleur de Sel on top, giving you a little burst of excitement every time your tongue hits a crystal. The flavor is playful, dreamlike, and dissolves in your mouth like slowly melting satin. You will be taken away for a few exquisite moments, trying to capture the elusive flavor of liquid gold coaxed from the ageless olive trees of Crete. And now, because I love you, and because it’s time I had another Friday Freebie, I offer you...a chance to win this box of luxurious, alluring, and utterly divine, Bissinger’s Kreta Olive Oil Truffles.
Bissinger’s has been nominated for a Sofi Award and will be at the Summer Fancy Food Show (New York) June 28-30, 2009, so if you’re in town, it’s definitely worth checking out. They’ll be unveiling at the show the new market-ready truffles, currently only available for purchase online in wholesale quantities. If you’re not buying decadence in bulk these days, you’ll have to wait until mid-August when the 9-piece box ($17.95) is expected to hit the Bissinger’s catalog and gourmet specialty stores. Lucky for you instant gratification junkies, I have a box of these to-die-for chocolates already waiting for you. To win this box of Bissinger’s Kreta Olive Oil Truffles, simply leave a comment here telling me: What’s your favorite chocolate fix? Comments must be submitted by Wed 7/1, 5 pm PST. Winner will be announced next week on Thursday, July 2nd. Update: Congrats to Bailey, winner of Lick My Spoon’s Bissinger's Kreta Olive Oil Truffle Giveaway!