A special box of artisan chocolates, filled with winter flavors (photos © Burdick Chocolate).
 Close-up on the box of 58 bonbons and 8 winter flavors.
 A glass of mulled wine goes with any of these chocolates. Here’s a recipe (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).
Great chocolate flavors are made even more special because they celebrate seasonal flavors.
Thus, master chocolatier Larry Burdick has created a collection of eight bonbons celebrating the famous flavors of winter.
It’s a big box of chocolate. The total of 58 bonbons are enough to satisfy a family—or a chocoholic—who appreciate the best.
An exquisite celebration of the season, the bonbons include:
Champagne: The bright fragrance of champagne meets the palate of velvety whipped ganache, garnished with a sparkle of color.
Chestnut: This bonbon is an homage to roasted chestnuts, made with roasted chestnuts and chestnut honey, which is gathered from bees that feed on the blossoms of the chestnut tree.
Eggnog: An ode to an iconic drink of winter, the flavor of eggnog is complemented with a touch of Cognac and freshly-grated nutmeg.
Grapefruit: The sweet-tart bite of grapefruit shines in this bonbon, and brings vibrancy to the rich dark chocolate.
Mulled Wine: From the German Glühwein to the French vin chaud, mulled wine (photo #3) delivers an aromatic medley of orange and lemon peel, cinnamon, clove and vanilla bean.
Pistachio & Fig: The succulent sweetness of fig and Port wine jam, plus ground pistachios, are set off beautifully by white chocolate.
Rosemary & Thyme: This bonbon highlights the hardy, woody, winter herbs. Ground hazelnuts and dark chocolate are blended with olive oil that is infused with rosemary and thyme.
Stollen: An homage to the buttery, nut-filled, cake-like fruit bread that is a centuries-old Christmas tradition in Germany. Like Stollen, this bonbon has flavors of nutmeg, cardamom, rum-soaked raisins and candied citrus peel.
Winter Spices: This dark chocolate truffle has an interior of caramelized honey infused with spices. It’s fragrant with ginger, cinnamon, clove, and citrus fruit and laced with dark rum.
You can enjoy a cup of mulled wine with all of these chocolates.
You can also enjoy a glass of red wine (Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel) with milk or dark chocolate.
A glass of white wine (Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) pairs better with the white chocolates.
Here’s a more detailed pairing chart.
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