John & Kira’s announced on Facebook last week that they were soft-launching a new product, Magic Apple Chocolates. They had seven boxes to sell, and since I’m a sucker for limited edition things, I jumped on the phone and managed to snag the last box. Since I loved the chocolate bees so much, I had no doubt I would love these too.
I received them earlier this week and was SUPER excited! Quick confession: I don’t like most apple things, especially green apple. Not sure why, but I’m guessing it had to do with some traumatic childhood experience with medicine that tasted like apple or something. That being said, I was intrigued by a chocolate apple. Plus, John & Kira’s makes some good stuff!
Their beautiful packaging never ceases to amaze me, and the presentation of the apples (or bees, or ladybugs) makes me smile.
The apples are filled with a “Valrhona milk chocolate ganache flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, and apple schnapps.” Whaaaat?! I bit one in half and let the flavors run around on my tongue (and I had to remind myself to snap a photo of the other half, haha).
The verdict: absolutely delicious. Cinnamon, to me, is one of those spices that can either be too strong or not strong enough, but these were perfectly balanced. I could taste all the spices, enveloped in a nice dark chocolate to round it all out. John & Kira’s has perfected the art of balancing flavors…it really took some willpower to not eat more (gotta share with Chris!), because it was the end of the work day and all.
Now, my next question is, when are these going to become a regular thing?! I owe Christine a box ;)