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Chocolate, Elevated

August 6, 2015

Continuing my quest to sample all that the Seattle street markets have to offer, I’ve been converted to two artisan candy-makers (and wish they would open a Seattle storefront!). The first is Trevani Truffles, which can be found at the U-District Farmer’s Market as well as others in and around Seattle. Trevani is thoughtful with their ingredients (quality chocolate, local add-ons), creative with their flavors, and FRESH. They don’t use preservatives which was just one more reason to quickly scarf down the four truffles I got:

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I believe the one on the left is called “Cake” which is a white chocolate ganache with lemon. Normally I’m not a fan of white chocolate but the chocolatier convinced me to try it and I was not led astray. Flavorful, bright, and buttery! I also got a Cherri Bomb, which uses local cherries, and a Buttah (caramel with sea salt). Frankly, any of this stand’s fine chocolates are bound to impress even the snobbiest of chocolaholics and I expect I’ll be back for more (happily, they are at the U-District market year round).

Dolcetta is just as enticing so it’s lucky they’re at two different markets – Docetta is at the South Lake Union Saturday Market. There are chocolates, but there are also brownies and caramels for sale… so naturally I got some of each.

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The brownie was pretty amazing. On the fudgy side, but not overly dense, with a complex cocoa flavor. The candy bar was dark chocolate with a pretzel crunch – a perfect afternoon snack for work. Finally, out of several caramel flavors I chose the maple pepper. The flavor was nice but it was the texture that did it for me – soft, buttery, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth texture that leaves you satisfied but licking your lips. Here’s to hoping both these spots start selling daily in a location convenient to ME.

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