The other day my buddy gave me a box of chocolates that he got in a gift bag. Mistaking these "Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates" for regular gift bag throwaway fodder was a big mistake on his part. Upon the first bite I knew these were to be things of legend. A little Googling was in order.
Apparently these ridiculously delicious chocolates were created by a chef called Christopher Elbow. Elbow has had a career at several notable restaurants having served under Emeril Legasse in Las Vegas and helping to open the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Paris. He eventually moved back to Kansas City where he started perfecting his chocolate-making skills.
What I think is really cool about Elbow's chocolates is that they not only taste ridiculously good, but also look really awesome- they're so good looking in fact that they're known as "artisanal chocolates." Not only does Elbow make invidual pieces, but also drinks, nuts and bars. Checkout this luxury hot cocoa:
If you're lucky enough to live in Kansas City or San Francisco, make sure to stop by one of the retail locations- if not you can order them from the official Christopher Elbow site.