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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who can take the sunrise, sprinkle it with dew

Magnet #201 - Wilbur Chocolate

My sisters brought me back this magnet from Wilbur Chocolate in Dutch Country, PA. Frankly, it's odd to think that there's another chocolate company in Pennsylvania, and one that didn't get put out of business by the Hershey juggernaut.

This is a magnet that I have next to the candy stash at my desk at work. I'm the Candy Girl of the office, I can't help it. I rarely eat it, but always keep a stash of stuff to nosh on.

Today's offerings:
  • Top shelf: Twizzlers Licorice bits and Hershey's Candy Corn
  • Middle shelf: a jar full of Nestle's Baby Ruth and Crunch, and Hershey's Take 5 and Kisses; and a Jelly Belly machine
  • Bottom Shelf: Oddly, Lance crackers - I get them imported from my parents. Heh.
I have to let ya'll in on a secret though - I've become a bit of a chocolate snob. These guys will do in a pinch, but if I had my druthers, I'd rather spend my money on the high-end chocolate. The kind where two pieces = the cost of a bag of Hershey's.

I don't get them often, but my real favorites here in NYC are the Rooster from Vosges, the bon bons from Michel Cluizel, the nut truffles from Kee's, the plain truffles from La Maison du Chocolat, or the assortments from Jacques Torres.

Oh, and if you've got some spare milk around, nothing - and I mean nothing - beats these Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies from Payard Patisserie.
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The Geek said...

Fellow chocolate snob, I salute you. Actually, I think I'd characterize myself as more of a chocolate slut (I want it all the time, and I'll even eat the crappy stuff if it's there), but I definitely prefer the high end dark chocolates to anything that comes individually wrapped from a drug store. My personal favorites are Moonstruck's dark truffles with chili powder and See's bordeaux.

I would also like to award you five points for using the word "juggernaut" in a post about fine chocolates. Or any post for that matter. Well played.

joy said...


Thanks for the points!

And, don't get me wrong, I'll basically eat anything chocolate, as long as it's not fruity.

I haven't tried Moonstruck, but chocolate with a bit of heat behind it is always a good thing.

G said...

Chocolate, schmocolate. You have candy corn! That and those candy pumpkins that are always sold in the next bin over are my favoritest Halloween candy and a weak spot. I can easily give up chocolate, but the over-sweet cloying bite of candy corn eaten by the handful defines Halloween. Even better, each candy only has 6 calories! Ha, take that, oh chocolate bar of things bad for me!

joy said...

But the weird thing, v, is that it's not Brach's Candy's Hershey's brand. Odd. The first time I've seen it. And i refuse to try them. Heh.