Vosges Chocolate Dia de los Muertos
A tasty chocolate skull from Vosges Haut Chocolat honors the dead on El Día de los Muertos...and tastes great anytime.





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KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.


October 2006

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Candy

Day Of The Dead Chocolate Skulls

El Dia De Los Muertos Es El Día De Chocolate  

Perfect For Halloween, Too


CAPSULE REPORT: Since pre-Colombian times, Mexicans have celebrated El Día de los Muertos, a ritual in which the living remember their departed relatives. From October 31 through November 2, graves are tended and decorated with ofrendas, offerings, and families expect a visit from loved ones who have passed.

Ofrendas dedicated to the deceased, usually foods and beverages, are also put in homes on elaborately decorated altars with glowing votive candles, photos, chocolate and sugar skull heads (calaveritas).

Delicious solid chocolate skulls are available from Vosges Haut Chocolat—perhaps the best calaveritas one can hope to find, in three flavors, each with sparkling, edible, black-glitter-coated eyes.

  • Blanca: White chocolate, 33% cocoa butter
  • Barcelona: 41% “deep” milk chocolate with hickory smoked almonds and grey sea salt
  • Red Fire: 55% semisweet chocolate with ancho and chipotle chillies and Ceylon cinnamon

The Red Fire is the most true to the ancient Maya and Aztec spiced chocolate beverage; the Barcelona is an interpretation of modern Mexican chocolate, which is flavored with ground almonds; and the white is the most skull-like, and a treat for white chocolate-lovers. There’s no dispute: try one of each!

Each skull is 2.2 ounces about 3" x 1.75" x 1") and individually packaged in a clear bag and tied with black ribbon.

Solid Chocolate Skulls

  • Bianca
    33% Cocoa Butter White
  • Barcelona
    41% Cacao Milk
  • Red Fire
    55% Cacao Semisweet

Purchase online at VosgesChocolate.com

Chocolate skulls

Available seasonally. Prices and flavor availability are verified at publication but are subject to change.

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