My Valentine’s Day Present

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The husband totally won Valentine’s Day this year. He bought me flowers on Sunday because he wanted me to have them for a week before I went out of town so I enjoyed them. He bought me chocolate on Tuesday and then my main gift was this evening. He sent me to a chocolate tasting party at a gourmet market.

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I tried the Rose and it wasn’t anything great.  The chocolate liqueur was great.  I can’t really imagine drinking it but it would be a wonderful sauce.  I would pour it over ice cream.

I had the Chocolate Truffle with cherry.  I don’t like beer but that was pretty good.  I only had a sip of each so I don’t know if I’d like a whole glass.

Sadly the hot chocolate was watery and disappointing.

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The only bar I really liked was the Cinnamon Brown Sugar and that wasn’t anything I’d rush out to buy.

The dome shaped truffles were yummy.

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I would take two and wander off.  Then I’d eat one and put one in my purse for the husband (he was off picking up Z) because I’m a good wife that way.  The lady manning this table recognized me after a while.  I was wearing a bright red coat after all.  Not really incognito.  I told her I was pacing myself and trying them all.  I must not have been the only one because she said they were running out so I better hurry.  I thought about being a good citizen and forgoing the other flavors but I grabbed two more.

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I couldn’t try the meat based entrees but I really liked the chocolate almond toffee.  I see that in my future on special occasions.  The dark chocolate gelato was good.  But the cheese and chocolate pairings… oh dear god..

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The goat cheese topped with vanilla flavored Mexican chocolate was amazing.  Think chocolate cheesecake.  The gouda was pretty good too.

I was actually so stuffed that I had to go home.  I have my smuggled truffles for the husband and my wine glass.  I’m not sure if I was supposed to take it or not.  There didn’t seem to be a place to deposit them when you left.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.