Monday, December 27, 2010

My New Obsession: Dark Chocolate Stars

My P.I.C. and I decided that, this year, instead of getting gifts for each others' kids, we'd splurge and give presents to each other. Nothing big, just something fun. Well, howdy doo, guess what I got? A veritable candy feast of Trader Joe's goodies. There's Fleur de Sel caramels, chocolate-covered edamame, chocolate-covered peppermint Joe Joe's and-- hold onto your hats-- dark chocolate-covered shortbread stars.
Back in November, there was a woman behind me in line at TJ's who was buying a whole bunch of boxes of the stars. She said she learned her lesson last year when they sold out. I didn't think much of it, because I'm not a huge shortbread fan. But these are beyond compare. They really don't taste like shortbread. They don't have that huge butter taste and are more thin and crunchy than thick and crumbly. The chocolate is delicious. If these were a candy, they just might be voted the best of 2010. Now I know. Next year I will hoard them.
What about you? What treats did you get for Christmas?


cybele said...

I got some Rechuitti Key Lime Pears dipped in Dark Chocolate from a neighbor as a thank you for sitting their cat. I haven't tried them yet. Another friend brought me a Vosges dark chocolate toffee Christmas ornament which I also haven't tried yet.

I love those stars. I put my opened box away after I made cookies and just found it in the cupboard last night. Well, they're gone now. They're definitely one of my favorites of the seasonal items - they're fresh tasting and so versatile.

Happy New Year!

Candy Yum Yum said...

Happy New Year to you, too Cybele! Can't wait to hear about those pears!

Ice Cube Queen said...

Hey, speaking about pears ....
this doesn't have anything to do with candy ... I made Kahlua Spiced Pears to go over ice cream for a pot luck dinner ... brought four jars full, and they all went ... delicious!!!!