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A milk chocolate bar infused with a house-made rosemary cocoa butter (with the rosemary grown by the Only Child Chocolate) and then topped with candied ginger. The flavors play off each other with the zing of ginger cutting through the rich flavor of milk chocolate and with rosemary rounding out the two flavors with a subtle sweet herbaceous-ness. The addition of cocoa butter causes the milk chocolate to readily melt on the tongue and release the rosemary flavor. This bar was originally created for a marriage celebration and thus is a wonderful marriage of flavors. wee hours of the morning, but now Mike leads the charge while his collaborators have stepped back into a 'volunteer' work mode and work one day per week for the chocolate company. Mike's background is in marine biology and chemistry (he even spent a few years as an aquarist). His skills in running a well-designed experiment have served him well throughout the chocolate making process. As it turns out, creating a subtly sweet, innocent-looking 1/2 ounce chocolate bar is far from simple.
Ingredients: 38% milk chocolate (sugar, cacao beans, milk, cocoa butter, soy lecithin), cocoa butter, rosemary, candied ginger (ginger, sugar)
May contain traces of nuts, soy, and dairy
A Note from Only Child Chocolate
Yana, an only child, grew up in Moscow. As a tiny tot, she enjoyed tiny squares of bitter chocolate that sweetened the cold of Russian winters. Upon moving to Chicago in the summer of 1997, she discovered the joys of chocolate milk and peanut M&M’s, thus cementing her love for both the sophisticated flavor of dark chocolate and the exuberant cheerfulness of candy. While majoring in Literature at the University of Illinois C-U, Yana spent most mornings moonlighting as a cupcake decorator. After graduating, she abandoned Chaucer for chocolate and moved to Portland, OR to attend culinary school. During long days as pastry chef for Crema Bakery in SE Portland, she dreamt of a chocolate company. The offspring of Yana’s love for puns and unexpected flavors, Only Child Chocolate Co. seizes your hand and takes you on a joyful adventure in taste.
This is my favorite chocolate/ flavor combination thus far! I travel all the way to Oregon for this chocolate!
I bought 2! Gifted one, my friend, the recepient said: "Well, that didn't go as planned." She sent me a photo of the empty wrapper. She had planned to eat a little as she worked and save the rest. I'm saving mine. Love Janet.