Thursday, January 12, 2012
Dessert review: Sublime Chocolate Bar in Allen
The cozy storefront has beautiful chocolate works of art on display.
I am a pretty typical woman, in that you can never go wrong with chocolate as a gift for me. However, I love nothing more than going into a local chocolate shop and selecting specific chocolates to make my own box. I was never a big fan of the pre-packaged boxes of chocolates, regardless of the brand. I am the one who takes a bite of each chocolate in the box and delicately puts it back in the box if I don’t like it. Don’t judge me; you know you’ve done it.
I had first stumbled upon Sublime Chocolate at the Dallas Chocolate Conference, where I sampled delicious pistachio chocolate truffles and bacon infused chocolates.
So, one afternoon I was out running errands and feeling a bit under the weather. Now, most people don’t have much of an appetite when they are not feeling well. Unfortunately for me, my sweet tooth never goes away. It can be quite a pain when you’re laid up in bed with the flu or something and you need your nutrients, yet the only thing I really want is ice cream.
Since I found myself running errands in the Watters Creek shopping center in Allen, I figured this was as good of a time as any to select a few chocolates from Sublime Chocolate Bar to help me get through this dreary day.
Of course your senses are overrun with the scent of fresh, delicious chocolate when you enter the store. They say the scent of bacon is an aphrodisiac to men; well, the scent of chocolate definitely does it for me. I just can’t help but smile when I smell a batch of freshly melting chocolate.
I was very intrigued by their seasonal chocolates and knew if I didn’t get them now, I would regret it later. I selected a pecan pie, vanilla bean truffle, and an eggnog chocolate.
The vanilla bean was a delicious, white chocolate covered truffle with a smooth vanilla bean center. I could have eaten this chocolate all day. I know a lot of “chocolate purists” don’t really like white chocolate, but I love it. The only problem I seem to find is unlike with regular chocolate, I can eat a lot more of it. When I eat milk or dark chocolate, after a few pieces I am done. I guess some might not see this as a problem. However, my waist line does.
Next up was the eggnog chocolate. It had a delicious dark chocolate exterior with a smooth, creamy eggnog center. This was one fine piece of holiday chocolate.
My favorite piece was the pecan pie. It actually looked like a miniature chocolate covered pecan pie. This piece of chocolate was amazing. It tasted exactly as if they condensed the best parts of a pecan pie into a bite-sized sample and covered it in chocolate.
Sublime Chocolate also offers frozen hot chocolate, which definitely comes in handy in the summer months here in Texas. You can also enjoy a good sipping chocolate or espresso beverage to pair with the chocolate of your choice.
Good quality artisan chocolate is plentiful in our area, but the cozy storefront where you can look at beautiful chocolate works of art before you purchase them are hard to come by. Add in a place where you can relax and sip a delicious espresso beverage while you enjoy the aroma of chocolate that fills the store is priceless.
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