I will never eat nama chocolates the same way again.
Tonight, I went to Heavenly Chocolates with my mom, Kuya JB (of Regali Kitchen), and ate Steph to try the brand new dark nama chocolates by Sachi. But since we were starving, we took a quick detour in Tempura. Japanese food always brings my happy place. When I told my brother this, he said, “Already?!” And he had every right to wonder, because we were just getting started.
At Heavenly Chocolates, chocolatier Benjie had us try the four flavors of Sachi Black: Port, Sake, Yuzu Vodka and Champagne.
Each one had melt-in-your-mouth goodness (as nama chocolate ought to), hints of bitterness (which dark chocolate ought to), and just enough of the added flavor. I loved how you could immediately taste the champagne, sake, vodka and wine, and yet also remember that what you’re eating is chocolate, which is one of the best gifts of God to our taste buds.
My favorite of the four, though, would have to be Champagne. Sake comes in a close second. Port was fun, and I think it had the most striking taste. Yuzu Vodka is for those who like to have citrus mixed with their chocolate. Honestly, I’m not one of those people. But whether or not you like the combination, I suggest you try it. I thought Sachi Black Yuzu Vodka is refreshing to the tongue, really. And my mom LOVED it.
I’ve loved nama chocolates for a while, but after tasting Sachi Black… Well, being a dark chocoholic, I don’t think I’ll ever choose the normal one over it.
I must say, though, that, as much as I love Sachi Black, I haven’t fully converted to it a far as chocolates go. See, after that taste test, as we chatted with Benjie on the couches of Heavenly Chocolates—I LOVE THE COUCHES—I came back to my chocolate, Madagascar, and sat there grinning for the rest of the night. But, hey, that’s just me. Benjie told us that there’s going to be another Sachi Black tasting on November 21. So go on over to Heavenly Chocolates and check out the new Sachi Black. Who knows? Maybe your chocolate turns out to be on the dark side of nama.
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