FOOD & WINE – NOVEMBER 5, 2013

Chocolate Truffles from Batch PDX.Photo © Pete Eckert

Chocolate Truffles from Batch PDX.

Photo © Pete Eckert

“Like a lot of people, I’ve become more of a fan of dark chocolate recently. (The rise in popularity might have something to do with its alleged health benefits; for one thing, it’s high in antioxidants.)

Coincidentally, there’s some great new dark chocolate out there—let’s look at some of them.

Batch PDX; Portland, Oregon
These confections have the tagline Chocolate Hedonism (exactly!). Flavors include Ghost Pepper (the scarily hot pepper is used to infuse dark chocolate ganache truffles; one pepper spikes more than 70 truffles) and the Joyful Almond (dark chocolate-covered coconut ganache gets an almond topper; it’s like the ultimate Almond Joy).”

— Food & Wine, November 5, 2013

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