This Passion Fruit Caramel Bar reminds us of our best relationships: pleasantly tart on the outside with a sweet, gushy inside.
We're obsessed with this popular Latin American pairing of zingy passionfruit and rich caramel, all wrapped up in one truly stunning package. Totally dreamy. And, with the aromatic lift of cardamom and bright fruit, it’s also refreshingly light. We can see why Chocolat Moderne calls this one “The Lover” – it's definitely amour, and just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Joan Coukos, founder of Chocolat Moderne, earned her stripes in the New York City banking scene after graduating from Duke with honors in French and Russian and nabbing an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. After years of jet-setting to cities like Moscow during the dog days of Russia’s transition to a market economy, Coukos was ready to treat herself, and she fell hard for the handmade, old-world chocolates she tasted on a trip to Brussels.
Never the type to rest on her laurels, Coukos didn’t just indulge – she sought nothing less than confection perfection. She set out to become a bona fide chocolatier by studying with world-class chocolatiers in America and Europe, seamlessly transitioning from high volume currency to high-brow confections.
Soon enough, Coukos went from testing treats on her finance cohorts to making TV appearances touting her coveted, elegant creations. In its fourteenth year, Chocolat Moderne still uses only the highest quality couverture chocolate (the kind with the most cocoa butter!) from Valrhona and more than 100 natural ingredients carefully sourced from around the globe. Every bar is still hand-made in New York City. No matter how fancy, we think chocolate like this is priceless.
So whether bae has an adventurous palate or an adventurous palette, this bar is a perfect gift: pretty colors give it an artsy appeal, and it's packed with unique flavor to boot.
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