While shopping at Whole Foods yesterday, I was excited to see that the first of Pure Imagination’s new Elevation Line of chocolates has arrived.
The one on the left is the Prince of Darkness chocolate, which is made from a single-source rare Madagascar chocolate bean, filled with a chocolate ganache so rich and dark that it can only be described as pure evil. Dusted with 24K gold, this confection fills your mouth with bittersweet ambrosia the second you bite into it.
The one on the right is the Eruption chocolate, which is my new favorite. It has a dark chocolate shell with dark chocolate ganache saturated with “eruption” crystals, topped with Hawaiian volcanic salt. The eruption crystals pop and fizz in your mouth (in the same way that pop rocks do) long after the chocolate is gone. It’s an amazing combination, so many complex layers working together to induce the biggest foodgasm I’ve had in a while.
I can’t wait to try the other new flavors. Daniel’s confections are available online, at the North Market in Columbus, and at Whole Foods locally.