Saturday, February 27, 2010

Block of Bliss.

I just purchased an 11lb block of chocolate and have another 11lb block on the way. I am crazy. But boy this big block makes me so happy:

Yum. I did this awhile back when I worked at a bakery and that chocolate faithfully lasted me a whole years worth of yummy truffles, mousses and other treats.

It is very dreamy.
I woke up this morning and couldn't help myself. There is already a batch of ganache cooling in the fridge!

So there you have it. I have yet to truly put my food storage supply together but I do have 22lbs (well 21.5 now:) of very good chocolate in case I need to barter one day.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

I bought that same bar of chocolate a few years ago. It lasted a long while. I'd batter some lentils for that chocolate bar.

christa elyce said...

mwahhahah you're too funny! you can live off your chocalate as you barter it!

oh also, i'm leavintg this comment because i'd thought you'd be interested in the giveaway i'm having right now! http://www.jemappelles-christa.com/2010/02/je-mappelles-christa-giveaway.html

Heidi said...

Oh Callebaut!! They sell it here at my little Central Market in the bulk foods section, so I go there often to buy another pound of dark bittersweet to make my chocolate crackle cookies. Love it! It's 6.90 a pound here, what does it cost if you buy a big fat brick like yours?

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Wow girl! Exciting! All those options in that chocolate. Whenever I have a recipe that calls for melting chocolate in glass over the stove, I feel like a chemist

Mrs. Olsen said...

Yes...I'm dying to know how much that hunk of love costs?

Jenny said...

I am lucky enough to have a friend in the food industry business so I was able to get this block at wholesale cost.

Online the best place I have seen it is at chocosphere.com. It is $66.50 for 11 lbs which puts it at about $6.00 a lb. MUCH better than the $12/lb price at whole foods.(Heidi, I think that cost seems very reasonable compared to what I've seen it at other places!)

But be careful on that chocosphere website. It is very exciting. There is a lot to take in and drool over. The cost of shipping is more reasonable the more you purchase so I know that people place orders together if you have friends that are interested in buying some chocolate too!