Monday, September 18, 2006

Russian Chocolate?

We love their vodka and caviar, but have you ever had Russian chocolate?
A. Korkunov started to make his own chocolate in Moscow 1999. It became a big hit and the demand spread abroad. Not having enough capacity to keep up with the demand they have slowly increased the production over the last couple of years and later this year they are tripling it with help of new equipment. After mostly exporting to Canada we will soon have it here in the States thanks to that. If you don't want to wait you can get a hold of it in World market stores,
I had the pleasure of tasting their 72% Dark chocolate Bar last week and found it delicious. It is a little bit chalky to bite in to but as the chocolate melts in your mouth a great, rich chocolate flavor, with a hint of coffee notes, emerges.
A. Korkunov also offers praline filled chocolates and other chocolate treats. See their full sortiment at

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