chocolate as gourmet as halloween gets
Monday, October 27, 2008
Forget the miniature Dove bars—for a Halloween treat that's a little more sophisticated, indulge in D.L. & Co.'s gorgeously macabre skull chocolates. The decadent bonbons, dubbed Mori Ex Cacao or "death by chocolate," are a collaboration between Douglas Little, the Gothic alchemist best known for his candles and soaps, and Los Angeles boutique chocolatier Valerie Confections. They come nestled in a beautiful silk box in three esoteric flavors: Curious Chili, Scorched Caramel, and Bitter Brandied Cherry, each individually painted with pure cocoa for a bone-chilling finish. True, they're frightfully expensive, but as their name reminds us, we only live once.
D.L. & Co. Mori Ex Cacao gift set of three, $65, available at www.valerieconfections.com