Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope you’re be celebrating with some good BBQ, cold bevvies, and spectacular fireworks! In honor of this booming occasion, we’re doing a giveaway of Chuao Chocolatier’s Firecracker Truffles. The Firecracker Truffle contains a caramel fudge center infused with chipotle chile and a touch of sea salt. It is then enrobed in dark chocolate and a layer of popping candy. Take a bite and as the caramel and chocolate start to dissolve on your tongue, the pop-rocks start crackling away – you can actually hear them! A gentle heat from the chipotle kicks in, before long, your mouth is sparking away like your own private fireworks show.
Update: Congrats to Sarah, winner of Lick My Spoon’s Chuao Chocolatier Giveaway!
You may remember Chuao from our Chocolate Coverage of the Fancy Food Show back in January. That was our first introduction to Venezuelan born Master Chef and Chocolatier Michael Antonorsi, when he knocked our socks off with his Firecracker Bar. Michael and his brother, Richard, founded the chocolate company in 2002, with the vision of pioneering "fusion chocolate” through creating unusual, unexpected, and delicious flavors using premium chocolate and fresh, natural ingredients. They called the company Chuao (pronounced "Chew-WOW”), named after the Venezuelan cacao-growing region, in homage to their family heritage and their cacao farming legacy. The Antonorsi brothers' ancestors once ran a small family farm that was an important part of the criollo cacao plantation industry; chocolate is part of their roots. We’re excited to share their labor of love with you! These fiery truffles are quite the conversation piece – break them out at your next party, or surprise someone with one, and get ready for an awesome reaction. The use of popping candy in this is just brilliant. It brings me right back to the pop-rocks of my youth. (Was there ever any truth to that whole "pop-rocks and soda will make you explode” warning? I never dared to find out.) Nostalgia is the theme of today’s giveaway question 🙂 To win this box of 16 Firecracker Truffles... Simply leave a comment here telling me: What was your favorite candy growing up? Giveaway deadline is Friday 7/9, when the clock strikes midnight (PST). Winner will be announced on Saturday 7/10. Disclosure: This giveaway was made possible via free sample and giveaway donation by Chuao Chocolatier.