Foodie Finds from around the world with one thing in common: CHOCOLATE! GASP... IT’S PERFECT! Brownies and Bars Brownie lovers, prepare to swoon: New varieties of irresistibly decadent brownies and bars will have you sneaking snacks whenever the mood strikes. They’re chocolate at heart and bursting with peanuts, coconut, cream cheese, pecans, walnuts, and more. Frederic Blondeel Chocolate Bars Blondeel, a world class Belgian chocolatier, roasts cacao beans from such exotic locales as Vietnam, Peru, and Ghana to masterfully craft everything chocolate should be—smooth, rich, intensely flavored bars with traces of hazelnuts, pistachios, peanuts, almonds, and what we’re convinced is heaven. YOU’RE SO SWEET. Cocoa-Seasoned New York Strip Steaks Give the flames of your grill something worth leaping over. Thick, juicy steaks lovingly rubbed with hints of sweet from hand-grated Mexican chocolate and a pinch of cinnamon carefully blended with spikes of Guajillo, Ancho, and Chipotle peppers. Also available with Cocoa Espresso rub. AND RICH! Raaka Chocolate Bars Handcrafted in Brooklyn from responsibly sourced unroasted cacao beans, Raaka bars send your senses swirling on a trip around the world— roasted nibs from the Dominican Republic, cocoa from Bolivia, New Hampshire maple syrup, and even chocolate aged in bourbon casks all make their way into these bars. Tejas Chocolate Bars Of course Texas-made chocolate began with cacao beans roasted in a barbecue pit. Now the husband-andwife team at Tejas hand-roast premium cocoa beans from Boliva, Ecuador, Belize, and Madagascar in clay brick ovens for rich taste. Cacao Prieto Chocolate Bars More than a century of expertise goes into each bar hand-made by the Prieto family using single origin Dominican cacao beans from the family’s farm. Crafted with all-natural ingredients with notes of Spanish chamomile, orange blossom, rich berries, and much more. MMM... TALL, DARK, AND 71% CACOA Prestat Chocolates Brothers Nick Crean and Bill Keeling handcraft chocolates fit for a queen. Literally. A favorite of Her Majesty the Queen of England and Her Late Majesty Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Prestat bars, truffles, and thins make giving in to your chocolate cravings an easy act of elegance. Wine and Chocolate Pairings Admit it. You’ve been in the Wine Department eyeing the chocolate— or vice versa—and you’re just about ready to take the leap to the ultimate indulgence. Consider this the nudge you need. The rule of thumb is simple enough: Rich, intense chocolates need rich, intense wines, and the darker the chocolate, the darker the wine. Humble Pie Cabernet with Valrhona 85% Dark Bar Doppio Passo Primitivo with Willie’s Cacao Madagascan Gold Bar Cornicelli Casa Rossa Red with Michel Cluizel 45% Milk Bar Chocolate Cheese Balls These are the delicious new creations you didn’t know you wanted. • Chocolate, pistachio, and cherry with cream cheese • Chocolate, orange, and hazelnut with goat cheese • White chocolate and raspberry with goat cheese For maximum enjoyment, serve with plain crackers and let the chocolate take center stage. RoRo’s Chocolate Chip Cinn-A-Rolls Add some excitement to your relationship—your breakfast relationship. Handrolled with cinnamon and real chocolate chips, then drizzled with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze for a treat that all but dissolves in gooey goodness at first bite. Available in Frozen. Brandini Toffee Poppers WooHoo! Chocolaty Snack Mix Sweet meets savory, with a dash of spice. Whether eaten by the handful or the bowlful, you’re in for a blend of nuts, pretzels, rice squares, sesame sticks, and bits with a high crunch quotient, all dribbled with white and milk chocolate. Barefoot and Chocolate Spreads Dip, smear, drizzle, glaze, blend, whisk, eat-straight-from-the-jar. Repeat. The possibilities are endless with these little jars of organic, all-natural chocolaty happiness flavored with almonds, coconut, and hazelnuts. And speaking of endless possibilities: Shortbread, pineapple, strawberries, pretzels, cake, milk, pudding, pancakes… Central Market Truffles Almost too good to be true: Imported French chocolate molded into mounds of the most decadent chocolate you’ll find anywhere, then dusted with the finest cocoa powder for a treat that’s practically perfect in every way. Choose from Original or Caramel. Puffy popcorn brushed with a glaze of handmade toffee, then misted with fine dark chocolate, and freckled with freshly roasted almonds for a cravequenching combination of sweet and salty for those who want the best of both worlds. I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START! Anthony’s Mousse Cake Three dense, luscious layers of rich, spongy decadence frosted in chocolate buttercream, ganache, and chocolate shavings are just so good you have to taste it to believe it. Anthony created his mousse cake 16 years ago in our Westgate Bakery, and it has been an in-store tradition ever since. Available in 9-inch, 6-inch, or Mini. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Our Pastry Chefs brought together unsweetened Callebaut chocolate and genuine Madagascar vanilla for a match made in dessert heaven. Their headturning appearance comes from a touch of powdered sugar sprinkled over the dough at just the right time. This favorite makes friends with just about anything—milk, coffee, tea, ice cream, or even just a few seconds’ heat. Chocolate Cherry and White Chocolate Apricot Breads These slightly sweet, freshly baked breads pair well with coffee, tea, or milk. Dark and white chocolate are at their best teamed with tangy cherries and chunks of sweet apricots, respectively. Serve simply warmed with butter, or create the most indulgent French toast ever to meet a slice of bacon. Cooking School Discovery Series: Chocolate & Wine Our resident expert shows you how to pair two of our favorite things—wine and chocolate. You’ll sample: Cornicelli Casa Red, Humble Pie Cabernet, L’Oliveto Pinot Noir, Riondo Sparkling Sheeraz, Doppio Passo Primitivo, and Paringa Shiraz. For a complete listing of classes, visit the Cooking School page at centralmarket.com. What’s In Store Chocolate Crawl Friday, February 6 / 5 – 8 PM WHAT OTHER SECRETS ARE YOU HIDING? We’re transforming our aisles into a chocolate wonderland. Indulge your sweet tooth, and sample some of the world’s finest premium chocolates and chocolate items at tasting stations throughout the store. Reserve your spot on the Cooking School page at centralmarket.com.
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