Thursday, February 10, 2011

Barking Dog Chocolatiers

Rare Breeds Grand Sampler.
Barking Dog Chocolatiers is a non-profit small artisinal chocolate company founded by husband and wife team Joal Fischer and Deborah Langsam. The chocolates are handmade and all profits are donated to local charities including Supportworks (founded by Fischer), Friendship Trays and NC MedAssist. In addition to working on a volunteer basis for these worthy causes, the chocolates are top notch, creative and addictive! I was lucky enough to be provided with samples of the new rare breeds line as well as the classics. In addition, because the owners are also personal friends of my family (I was actually the flower girl in their wedding many years ago!), I've also tasted the St. Bernard collection and the chocolate Pop Rocks treats.
My personal favorites from the new Rare Breeds Collection include:

Linzer truffle: raspberry pate de fruit over a layer of spiced milk chocolate hazelnut ganache. Very unique and tasty.

Earl Grey tea: dark chocolate ganache infused with Earl Grey tea with a beautiful patter on top.

"hot chocolate": truffle with pineapple ganache infused with a hint of habenero.

Paws-a-poppin - Dark chocolate with Pop Rocks candy inside - a deliciously surprising party in your mouth. Also available in heart shapes.

The Classics Grand Sampler.

Really want to impress? Have the chocolatiers at Barking Dog create an all chocolate chess set.

St. Bernard Petite Sampler.

Also available, a variety of barks. These are SO GOOD. My favorite: the dark pecan-cherry.

To order, call 704-333-1595 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST or email using the form here. In addition to all the tasty items mentioned, there are a few more delicious treats available and favors and custom flavors can also be created.