What a delightful surprise awaited me back in October. Having been a lucky recipient of some of Katie Christoffers chocolates to review, I was thrilled to get even luckier by winning a box of her Masala Chai Salted Caramels courtesy of fellow chocoholic Judith Lewis. Judith's Mostly About Chocolate blog does pretty much what it says on the tin - she reviews some of the best chocolates around.
Now I found myself faced with an eternal dilemma, be generous and pass them on as a gift or scoff the lot myself. Guess which path I followed? I assuaged my guilty conscience a little by allowing CT to participate. In my defence, I had heard a lot of favourable reports and felt it was my duty to sample one of Matcha Chocolat's latest offerings.
Could it be possible to outshine the chai truffles that I am so enamoured with already? Well yes it can, these masala chai caramels were even more delicious. The chocolate was dark and powerful and the caramel was, quite frankly, to die for. The spicy chai meant this was much more than a mere salted caramel, good as they are. For CT they conjured up Christmas, he liked the contrast between the crisp and slightly acidic shell with its resilient texture and the gloriously soft and spicy sweet caramel. Thanks to Judith for the prize and Katie for making them - we very much enjoyed savouring them.