The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice. ~ Rick Riordan
It’s a cinch to find more than a few right choices at the El Paso Chocolate Affair.
Lots of chocolate samples from bakeries, caterers, and chocolate shops throughout the city all in one place for one night. Lots of people in long lines, too ~ the first time, might have scared me off if I hadn’t paid in advance.
But the lines move fast enough and the beautiful weather, live music, and friendly crowds make waiting easy.
Besides, chocolate, my reason for being there, is always everywhere.
Like fruit and marshmallows made chocolaty under a chocolate fountain.
And brownies. One had hints of peppermint and a texture like silk. When it dissolved in my mouth, I almost dissolved with it.
Several bite-sized sweets promised big chocolate taste. My favorites? A choco and almond-covered cherry and a “cocoa bubble” made with cacao, chocolate, and pecans.
Doesn’t this disk with creamy chocolate filling look elegant? Good with coffee or mint tea.
You gotta get to El Paso and taste these velvety chocolate cake truffles for yourself. The splash of heat from the cinnamon and chipotle in the cake with the smoked sea salt topping surprised me, in a good way. Unlike any chocolate truffle I’ve ever tasted. More please!
Sampled other goodies like chocolate ice cream I had to eat on the spot, but these are the highlights. Time for a cuppa with my remaining choco-cake truffle, so I’ll pop the question:
If you attended this chocolate sampling event or another recently, what were some of your favorites?
CHOCOLATE PRODUCT CREDITS
Photo 1 ~ Deligance Sensations fruit and A Sweet Temptation marshmallow; Photo 2 ~ left to right, Sharp Cookie mint brownie and The Pastry Chef brownie; Photo 3 ~ clockwise from left, Fudge N More cherry, Cupcakeable cupcake, and Orange Peel Pastries cocoa bubble; Photo 4 ~ Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, El Paso disk truffle; Photo 5 ~ Sweet Addiction cinnamon chipotle choco cake truffles.