Two thoughts hit me at once upon walking into Pierre's Chocolates of New Hope, Pennsylvania. First, I'm going to swoon from the overwhelming aroma of chocolate- the best kind of sensory overload. Second, this is everything that a family-owned chocolate shop should be- warm service, overloaded trays of candies, fresh ingredients, exciting experiments with flavor, a sense of pride in the product. Not to mention surprisingly affordable prices.
There are wild flavors. The plaid chocolates above are named The Highlander, a blend of milk and dark chocolate combined with smoky scotch. The golden crowns are called Force Noir, an intense 70% dark chocolate meltaway.
Above and below, Christmas and Chanukah offerings.
Above you see my group's selection. At less than a dollar a chocolate, it's an unbelievable deal.
The chocolate pictured above and below decorated with golden musical notes is called the Vienna- a dark chocolate shell protects a center consisting of a layer of milk chocolate and a layer of marzipan. I loved this one especially. The chocolate decorated with a golden blocky floral design is called the Desert Rose Truffle, a milk chocolate center infused with rose water and honey. Delicious. Another flavor worth pointing out is the Bangkok Truffle, the chocolate with a sprinkle of silver dusted across the top. The Bangkok is a milk chocolate base infused with Thai tea with notes of coconut, vanilla, lemongrass and ginger. Wild!