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This decadent cup is filled with pecan butter, dark chocolate and Maker’s Mark whiskey ganache. Topped with a large caramelized pecan.
What I Think:
If you’ve read this blog much at all, you’re probably well aware of my status as a chocoholic. (My name is Anne, I am a chocoholic, and it has been approximately 3 minutes since I last consumed a dark chocolate enrobed bon bon aka the Maker’s Mark Cup from Lillie Belle Farms).
But I’m not totally crazy for alcohol. Tea is my beverage of choice, and I really don’t care much for the taste of most alcohol. So, you might be thinking … why would I choose the Bacon and Bourbon box? Mostly for the bacon… Specifically, the Bacon Jam. That’s been on my mental wish list for many months now.
But even though I’m not particularly crazy for Bourbon, these Maker’s Mark Cups are tasty enough to possibly make me change my mind! The “cup” of this confection is a thin shell of dark chocolate. It is a delicious, bitter sweet chocolate and it has a fresh snap to it. Inside the cup is a creamy, dark chocolate ganache that tastes faintly of pecans and distinctly of Bourbon. The ganache is incredibly smooth and rich, and although the Bourbon is a strong flavor, I am happy to find that the other flavors lend a sense of balance to the confection.
And then there is the WOW factor … which is – at least for me – the yummy candied pecan that dazzles the top of this bon bon. Sweet and crunchy and delicious. I think that these bon bons would certainly be delicious without the pecan on the top, but with the pecan … it becomes a superb indulgence.
My choice of tea to enjoy with this candy was an unfettered tea as there is plenty of complexity within the confection itself. I chose this Fancy Ceylon from Grace Tea Company. A very memorable tea time!
My Final Thoughts:
I found this to be a very enjoyable Bourbon infused chocolate … I like that the Bourbon does not overwhelm, as I have partaken of some rather over-infused Bourbon chocolates in the past. These have a really pleasant balance to them. I also love that Lillie Belle Farms is a local business!