Anyone who reads this blog probably knows how much I depend on chocolate to get through every day life. I rarely go without dessert, and it's really only worth it to me if it's chocolate. It's also only worth it if the chocolate isn't mixed with fruit or fruity flavors (with few exceptions), but otherwise I won't really discriminate.
Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to be given a gift of high quality artisan truffles. They are hand painted and carefully arranged in a box with pretty blue tissue pepper on a seashell dish. The shells are made of white chocolate, and the truffles inside are flavored with some type of liqueur. I've only sampled one so far because they're too beautiful to eat, but hopefully by the time they're gone I'll know what the flavoring is. The shells are resting on a bed of sparkling rock candy, which completes the exquisite presentation.