Friday, March 15, 2013

Irresistible Ildiko

A week ago @IldikosChocolat started following me (@TastesDeli) on twitter.

Ildiko had started her own chocolate company (Ildiko's Chocolate) in Walton-on-Thames just before Christmas and was looking for local outlets. This week, I met Ildiko and her husband Tamas. I saw, and sampled, their chocolates and was well and truly hooked.

Ildiko makes slabs of the finest Belgium Chocolate, beautifully decorated with fruits, nuts and flowers. These really are stunning. No topping has been thrown or dolloped here. Each item is delicately positioned and the result is chocolate art! But not only do they look too pretty to eat, but the tastes are fantastic. Unusual flavour combinations which work really well; milk chocolate with coconut chips and crystallised violet petals; dark chocolate with raspberries, pistachios and pink peppercorns; white chocolate with freeze dried cherries and rose petals....

It's two weeks before Easter, so the shop is not exactly short of chocolate, but these really were impossible to resist. I hope my customers feel the same! These mini bars are in stock now: £1.99 each.


Anonymous said...

Just read the detail on the dark chocolate one. Sounds irresistible. I will check it out next visit....if you have any left!

Karen (@ Tastes) said...

At this very moment I have these dark ones in stock.
Dark chocolate with raspberries, pistachio and pink peppercorn. Delicious.
Dark chocolate with strawberries, raspberries and cocoa nibs. Also delicious.
Dark chocolate with crystallised violet petals, pistachios and white crispearls. Guess what... delicious.
The dark chocolate is minimum 53.8% cocoa (there is also an extra dark at 70%), it has a great snap and melts in the mouth wonderfully. The bars aren't too thick, so the dark chocolate doesn't overpower the delicate fruits.