Thursday, July 15, 2010

Matthew’s Chocolates

 

Okay, where I did I leave off? Oh yes! I was introducing you to one of the most amazing men…ever…Matthew Shepherd:

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Owner and Chocolatier of Matthew’s Chocolates in downtown Hillsborough

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As I mentioned I was scanning the main chocolate case, and I was completely thrilled to see how many of the treats were gluten free!

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So many in fact, that I ended up purchasing a few treats for Parrish and I to share!

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Each chocolate is like a tiny piece of art! When looking online for other reviews of Matthew’s, I noticed a few comments on the expense of the chocolates. Each one I bought was around $2, and while some folks would scoff at that price, I think it’s pretty reasonable. Handmade, hand molded, hand painted chocolates that are a tiny bite of heaven. I would much rather have one serving of delicious chocolate, than a bar of so-so chocolate. But enough about that, back to the chocolate!

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They’re so pretty. My absolute favorite was the piece I let you preview. It was fun reading your guesses on the flavor, and one of you was spot on!

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Key Lime White Chocolate Truffle

So. Good. Light, tangy, with a light sweetness. Up next:

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Peanut Butter Crunch!

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My absolute FAVORITE! Vanilla Butter cream!! O.MI.GOODNESS

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I would choose just one of these over a piece of wedding cake any day!

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Definitely one of the prettiest! Coconut Cherry Chocolate

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I love coconut. I really, really love coconut.

And lastly:

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I don’t have a picture of the inside of this particular piece, because I savored it in one full bite. It was perfection.

PHEW! What a review. Looking at all the pictures sort of makes me want to drive to Hillsborough, just for a little fix. Not a big box, just a couple…well maybe a few. :)

What are your favorite flavors of chocolates?

I typically choose peanut butter and chocolate over everything…but now that I’ve tried vanilla butter cream and black coffee truffle, I’m torn!

2 comments:

suz said...

My favorite is also vanilla buttercream. Those look delicious; I'm going to see if he ships outside of town :)

Kate said...

Oh my! This was almost enough to send me away from my healthy breakfast of greek yogurt sprinkled w/ gf granola in search of chocolate!! Fabulous!

FYI - I know it's not THAT close by for you, but if you are ever in Nashville, PM restaurant has a fantastic gluten free menu.