Chocolate Bonbons

First blog update in three months! Time really flies when you don’t notice it. Today I want to write about the chocolate bonbons we have been creating in our little workshop. These are bite-sized pieces of chocolate confectionary that come in a wide range of forms, appearances and flavors. We love them for a few reasons.

Firstly, they are tedious to make and that gives us something interesting to distract ourselves from our daily ritual of chocolate making. There are many subtle yet critical factors that contribute to the taste, texture and appearance of a bonbon and even the slightest error means we have to throw out the batch and start over. It is not for the faint-hearted but the satisfaction is great!

Chocolate bonbons also allow us to introduce flavor combinations that wouldn’t be possible in a chocolate bar. Usually these are ingredients that can’t be dried sufficiently without losing the flavors that made them great. We are also able to introduce different textures—soft, crunchy, chewy, flowy—within the same bonbon. A journey within a single bite!

We will try to introduce new flavours every month or two. Here are the bonbons we introduced in the last two months. 

May- Mother’s Day Collection

Mothers' Day Bonbons
Earl Grey Haiti Dark Chocolate Ganache with Salted Caramel

Earl Grey Haiti Dark Chocolate Ganache with Salted Caramel

Homemade Raspberry Jam with Coconut Ganache

Homemade Raspberry Jam with Coconut Ganache

June – Fathers’ Day Collection

Ardbeg Peated Whisky Caramel with Bolivia Dark Chocolate Ganache

Ardbeg Peated Whisky Caramel with Bolivia Dark Chocolate Ganache

Homemade Orange Jam, Shortbread, Rosemary Bolivia Dark Chocolate Ganache

Homemade Orange Jam, Shortbread, Rosemary Bolivia Dark Chocolate Ganache