Hello again, my friends, it is I, Amanda. I have returned bearing a gift, a gift I wish to bestow upon you all. The gift, my dear readers, is knowledge of a unique and delightful delicacy, only to be found by those who know where to look…
Ok, so my boss, AKA Little Rosie, suggested I tone down the drama a little. Sorry guys, I’m still new at this. Anyways, I really do have something I want to share with you. It is the first food item I have ever purchased online (I am not a huge shopper, on or off the web) so the whole experience of placing an order and waiting for it to arrive was pretty foreign to me, but really exciting. It felt like writing a letter to Santa and telling him what I wanted for Christmas, only in my version the letter was my shopping cart, Santa works at UPS, and he had to get it to me a week after receiving word of this years demand. I mean, I paid for shipping and handling, so I deserve my presents off season! Besides, when I found Jade Chocolates’ Edamame and Chocolate, there was no way in holly I was going to wait until December.
I expected to open the brown box and find the goodies tissue papered or perhaps bubble wrapped, drawing on memories of cookie deliveries from my grandma. Instead, the product came in a thin silver ziplock, something I imagine astronauts might use to pack their lunches. The oyster pail sat inside, and I could not wait to give this treat a try. Unfortunately, Phoenix tends to preheat everything and everyone to about 105 degrees. The chocolates were a bit melted, and too messy to eat right away. If you are thinking about giving this one a try, keep the heat in mind, and keep track of your order. If you are absent minded like me, the chocolate covered edamame turned out just fine after spending some time in the refrigerator. Once that time was up though, there was no more holding back.
Despite a long, indulgent history with chocolate, as well as a healthy appreciation for edamame, I could not conceptualize the result of their fusion. They are small, crunchy, salty, bittersweet, and addicting!! The size and taste make them easy to eat and eat and eat some more. Thoroughly impressed, I encouraged my Dad to give ‘em a taste. He tried one, and asked me, “Where’s the chocolate?”. A true purist when it comes to quality cocoa, his response, while mildly disheartening given my excitement, actually strikes a note of truth. Frankly this snack is not about the chocolate, but what its flavor does with the roasted edamame. The sweetness of the chocolate plays wonderfully on the salty interior of roasted edamame as the exotic flavor adds an interesting twist to the bittersweet shell. So it may disappoint you true blue chocoholics. As for you adventurous types looking to spice up your relationship with chocolate covered goodness, chocolate and edamame introduces an intriguing reinvention of an old trick. If you want to place an order, you can find this at http://www.jadechocolates.com.