Last night, I was shopping at my favorite dive store, Filene’s Basement, when I noticed that they had chocolate on sale. Surprisingly, they carry a lot of premium chocolate. I spotted a red velvet box with a gold bow tied around it. Admittedly, I thought it looked tacky, but I was curious to see what was inside. It was chocolate by Desage Chocolatier. The box was originally priced at $80, and through a double discount (50% off the already dirt cheap price), the total was around $18. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try an $80 box of chocolate for so little. So, I got it! I’d like to share the experience with you step by step!
1.) Start with a seemingly innocent (and somewhat cheap-looking) red velvet box.
4.) Take out a gold bar, open it up and find a piece of “100g Fine Gold” chocolate with a Credit Suisse stamp. Classy.
The chocolates are technically called Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Desage Ingots. I shared half the box last night. Must admit it was pretty delightful to hand out gold bars to all my buddies, especially in this joke of an economy!