Friday, July 29, 2011

So Very Vosges

My close friends and family know that I have an obsession. I thought for sure I'd already blogged about it, but somehow it managed to escape me (as things so close to us often do.) I'm talking about Vosges Chocolate.

Exotic truffles
The divinely decadent chocolate line that is enveloped in purple. The color of royalty...when you eat the heavenly chocolates you certainly feel like a King or Queen! There is nothing so wonderful as seeing that purple box tied with a purple silk ribbon, or walking into one of their boutiques and catching that first whiff of chocolate and exotic spices. Vosges is no ordinary chocolate company, oh no. Vosges founder Katrina Markoff (a graduate of the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris) prides herself on making haut-chocolat. She infuses rare spices and flowers into her chocolates. Eating these little treasures is an experience in and of itself, with full instructions on how to eat the chocolates (or drink the viscous hot cocoas) for optimal enjoyment.

Bacon chocolate chip pancake mix
The product line has grown dramatically over the years, there retail outlets have grown beyond the web and Chicago to include Vegas and New York, and the Vosges experience now includes lifestyle events as well (yoga and chocolate vacations!) Vosges is my favorite gift to give (the holiday mini candy bar sets are adorable and win rave reviews from recipients) and receive (my recent birthday saw more than a few delicious treats).

There are so many options to choose from, but I thought I'd give some of my wholehearted endorsements:
  • Truffles - you can go wrong with the original exotic truffles! Love the Black Pearl (ginger, wasabi & sesame seeds) and the Naga (with sweet curry)
  • Mini candy bars (especially during the holiday season)
  • Anything with chocolate and bacon! This includes the chocolate chip and bacon pancake mix
  • Drinking chocolates - the Aztec Elixir has some spice to it and the Bianca Couture is phenomenal (I rarely say that about white chocolate anything)
Adorable & tasty mini candy bars
Looking for a treat for that special someone or just for a special you? Go to your nearest Vosges or check them out'll be in for an exotic voyage!


  1. Yummy! Wanna bring some candy bars to Long Island so I can try them?:) Not sure about that bacon and chocolate mix though...

  2. I'll see what I can do! I don't want them to melt in my bag. They actually have a kiosk at O'Hare, but we're flying out of Midway...

  3. you CAN go wrong with exotic truffles?

  4. deeeelicious! how adorable are those bars and i'd love the bacon and choc I bet!

  5. Now you tell me Lauren - your b-day present is already in the mail ;)