CHOCOHOLIC: You are officially a chocoholic if you splurge on this; an extensive sensory collection by Chicago’s own Vosges Chocolate. The scent and taste game includes the ultimate connoisseur’s guide to chocolate with 28 dark, 6 milk and 6 white single origin chocolate bars from 15 countries, 42 aromas with the essences of dried banana, cocoa butter, tobacco, earth and more, plus a flavor wheel, and there’s even a blindfold in this kit so you can’t cheat while smelling and tasting the chocolates. Flip through the chocolate guidebook that chronicles the history of chocolate, and write down your thoughts on each tasting in the included notebook. GET IT: $375; Online at Vosges Chocolates.
Chocolate and the Nose: The Sensory Collection
By Kim Peiffer
Updated at 4:00 PM CDT on Saturday, Jan 16, 2010