Lady Chocolatier - Review
This Truffle's No Trifle
While Lady Godiva never worked for the chocolate company whose name she inspired, there is a lady behind Culver City, California-based Lady Chocolatier. Sarah Scott, executive chef of Lady Chocolatier and co-owner with her husband Brian, has created a delicious line of artisanal chocolates made with all-natural ingredients and without preservatives. "All my truffles and confections are made with what's considered single origin chocolate," she informs us, "or grand cru, it's sometimes called. Mine is particularly Swiss-manufactured chocolate that is made from beans sourced from a single region in Venezuela." Now this is chocolate with high cacao content crafted with serious chocoholics in mind.
Lady Chocolatier's chocolate truffles come in dozens of different flavors, from Ambrosia to Licorice and Key Lime to Chai Latte. Each one tastes just as advertised, providing a subtle hint of the relevant flavor without overpowering the chocolate, and vice versa. In addition to truffles, Lady Chocolatier makes Smores Bites, Nibbley Bars, Toasted Coconut Bonbons and Milk Chocolate Turtles. The Smores vary the usual campfire favorite with rich dark chocolate and creamy, vanilla-infused marshmallows. Boxed assortments and festive packaging make these chocolates ideal for gift giving.
Order them online at www.ladychocolates.com
Price: $20 for the 9-piece chocolate truffle Signature Collection; $8 for five Smores Bites
Reviewed by Barnaby Hughes