Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is your favorite filling inside a filled piece of chocolate, and why?
Dear Kodak ~
… more chocolate? Coconut?
I surprisingly don't have a ready answer for this. Huh. I guess you just need to make me a bunch of filled chocolates. Let's call it a science experiment.
~ Dragon Lady
Peanut butter. Specifically any Trader Joe's chocolates with peanut butter filling.
-guppy of doom
Caramel, hands down. Followed by peanut butter or coconut. I like sweet and soft fillings, but I don't tend to like the alcoholic taste of the many fruit fillings. I like the texture of the caramel and the peanut butter, and just find these three flavors are my favorite in combo with chocolate.
I'm a big fan of See's Candies and their Bordeaux chocolates. The Bordeaux is filled with a brown sugar buttercream. It is my favourite.
If my chocolate could have any filling
A diamond would be the most thrilling
I might break a tooth
But I I tell you in truth
The dentist would get paid for the drilling
-100 Hour Bard
Cherries. Because cherry and chocolate is one of the best combinations ever.
There are so many excellent options. I'll hop on the Sees train with Sheebs. (Fun Board Fact: Getting Sees is one of Sheebs/Anne, Certainly's shared activities/favorite things. Also Chipotle. Also dumb movies and pizza. I miss her now that I live in AZ. *cries*) Bordeaux is excellent, as is the Butterscotch Square, which is just full of brown sugar (lol) and also many of the others.
If I'm getting out of expensive chocolate and more towards the grocery store, I'm going to put in an endorsement for the bubbly mint filling inside of a Mint Aero. Not super available in the states, but check the British section of your grocery store and you might get lucky.
It's so hard to choose because so many things go well with chocolate. I'm tempted to say chocolate, but ideally I think the best filling should compliment and contrast the chocolate. I thought long and hard about a lot of options, and was about to say a nice raspberry cream, but I think Anathema is right. Chocolate covered cherries are the bomb.
If you're within driving distance (which will vary from person to person depending on their definition), you should definitely go up to Garden City, UT and get yourself some frozen chocolate-covered raspberries. They are MAGICAL.
Dear What I Would Do For a Kodak Bar,
I think peanut butter, followed by chocolate truffle filling, followed closely by hazelnuts. Specifically for the peanut butter, Trader Joe's dark chocolate peanut butter cups, and for hazelnuts, their whole hazelnut bars.
If we can use "filling" loosely, probably ice cream and also peppermint Jojo's (which apparently are quite expensive out of season, understandably).
I just weaned Carl Jr. after being dairy-free for 469 days! I told Carl that I wanted a box of chocolates as a thank you. What I was looking forward to the most were the little caramel chocolates. So for expensive chocolates, caramel.
But if you're going to buy cheaper chocolate? Peanut butter. Specifically, Reese's holiday chocolates (trees, Easter eggs, etc.)
I'll third Sheebs' and Anne's recommendation of a See's milk chocolate bordeaux. I love it because it is sweet, creamy, complex perfection in a tiny package.
I also love chocolate with caramel and nuts, particularly almonds. You can't go wrong with sweet + salty + crunchy.
What ho, what ho, what ho!
I don't actually eat much chocolate, or many sweets at all to be terribly honest, but in spite of this there are two sorts that I love unreservedly and will go far out of my way to obtain.
See's Butterscotch Squares is the first. They are divine ambrosia, and I will happily make myself sick on them.
The second are the Lindt chocolates filled with pear brandy. I am a sinner and I shall surely find myself roasting in the hottest furnace in the nethermost reaches of the fiery pit, but so help me, they are delicious.
Salted caramel all the way. I don't mean the "salted caramel" that is essentially regular caramel concealing a couple grains of wimpy iodized table salt. I'm talking caramel that crunches with salty chunks straight from the sea, preferably in dark chocolate.
~Hermia, who is definitely not going to go have chocolate for breakfast now.
One of the many ways I act like at least forty years older than I actually am is that I love little chocolates. Like, the kinds you would find at See's. They fill me with joy and make me feel like an aristocrat. One of the best parts about dating and eventually getting married is, for me, the potential of getting little chocolate boxes on special occasions.
My favorites are the ones with strawberry fillings. I also like orange-flavored chocolate but not necessarily as a filling. A chocolate orange is the pinnacle of chocolate's potential, in my opinion. There just isn't anything that gets better than that. Well, maybe a nice strawberry-filled Ritter Sport, but then we're just talking in circles.