Fruit…Covered in Chocolate

I had an incredible, dare I say life changing, experience of tasting some treats from a specialty food store in Amarillo yesterday.  We’ve all tried chocolate covered strawberries, but they seem a little bit dated and ordinary to me.  Not to say that I don’t like them, I do.  This may not be news to everyone, but it was news to me…you can cover different fresh fruits in chocolate!

I had the opportunity to try a banana coated half in white chocolate and half in dark chocolate.  Chocolate and banana are great together, so this didn’t seem totally out of the ordinary.  And it was delicious.  The combination of texture, crunchy chocolate and soft banana.  The flavors were also spectacular.  I preferred the white chocolate side, but that may just be me.


I also tried dark chocolate covered red grapes.  I was skeptical at first and didn’t expect them to pair well together.  Well, I was wrong.  Again, the texture contrast and the taste combinations were great. (more…)