I bought some gourmet handmade chocolates from The Rocks Saturday Market recently from the Emporium of Chocolate stall. I had the intention of serving them as a treat after a dinner party, but K and I ended up eating them at the movies instead – whoops!
We tried the Brigadeiro, Dulce de Leche, Coconut and Cherry, and Cointreau chocolates.
- Brigadeiro: This would have been a really plain chocolate, if not for the fact that there was a walnut in the middle! The walnut really made it special.
- Dulce de Leche: This was essentially chocolate wrapped around my favourite caramel ever. Great consistency – not too hard, and not too soft.
- Coconut and Cherry: Great texture – I often find with coconut-based chocolates that the coconut gets quite dry, leaving a nasty aftertaste in your mouth. This was quite the opposite.
- Cointreau: The levels of alcohol were quite high, and set off well with the orange zest.
Overall, all the chocolates were amazing! Considering the size of the chocolates, I was expecting them to be quite sweet when eaten whole, especially as the samples I’d had at the market were quite small. However, they weren’t too sweet at all and struck a good balance between the chocolate exterior and the various fillings.
My personal favourite was obviously the Dulce de Leche, but some of you will remember my love for the South American caramel. For those with a sweet tooth and a love for gourmet chocolates, I highly recommend visiting Emporium of Chocolate for your next sweet hit!
Emporium of Chocolate has regular stalls at various markets around Sydney: Kirribilli Markets and The Rocks Markets in particular. You can also purchase items directly from their website.