2011 Total Earnings: $12,512.60
Today's Contest: Vosges Chocolatiere's Ultimate Champagne Supernovea Sweepstakes
Prize: A trip to Chez Odette in France with luxury champagne and artisan chocolates.
How to enter: Fill out an entry form at a Vosges Chocolate
I was at the O'Hare Airport today and stumbled into a little chocolate kiosk store sandwiched between a McDonald's and gate G6. It was a Vosges chocolate...one of the more commercially adventurous chocolate places our there right now. They are the ones who seemed to really kick off the bacon and chocolate craze (Good stocking stuffers....not so much for Hanukah)
I came across a lovely box called the Marchesa Casati Truffle collection. A dark truffle filled with a salted caramel and sprinkled on top with edible pearl dust. I mean whuuuut?
Through her adventures, she ended up 25 million dollars in debt (which makes my own debt seem a weeeee bit more manageable) and was rumored to have dug around dumpsters near the end of her life looking for feathers to put in her hair. Tres Grey Gardens.
She died a pauper, but her legend lives on.....and now lives on in decadent chocolate....giving us all a little taste of her Dolce Vita.