Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Kee's to Our Mouths

Crème Brulee Chocolates – Kee’s Chocolates
Kee's Chocolates

Kee’s Chocolates is the Mr. Cellophane of the dessert world.

A tucked away store on Thompson Street, one could walk by it many times and not notice it.  In fact, we have done so in the past.  Who knew that our new BFF's, Claire Robinson’s, favorite CHOCOLATE resided inside?
Tissue Paper-Wrapped Wonder
Walking in, Kee’s Chocolates is simple and to the point: two small glass-filled cabinets of chocolates stand before us.  Nothing ornate.  Nothing shouting, “Look at me!”  This is not Godiva.

We order one crème brulee chocolate (which might seem an odd serving to share, but consider the day we’ve had).  Sitting in the window, we gingerly peel off the bottom of the dark chocolate hexagon and look inside: a creamy custard filling awaits us.
How Many Licks Does it Take to Get Through a Chocolate?
The chocolate is bitter, and the filling is sweet: perfect combination. The creme brulee filling tastes of just that.  (Though, for Ginger, creme brulee is hardly worth eating without the satisfaction and textural component of the crunchy, caramelized top).

We knew Claire Robinson had good taste.

Licking our chops, we part ways after another successful day.  We’ve once again survived an eating marathon and made check marks on another lengthy itinerary.

And we’ve decided that we really have to stop doing this to ourselves.

Kee’s Chocolates’s Crème Brulee Chocolates: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. Agreed... what's creme brulee without its crispy top?!