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Monday, October 4, 2010

Special Edition Bite of the Week - Phillips Candy House Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apples

Around this time last year, PHILLIPS CANDY HOUSE kindly sent a pound of their pumpkin pie fudge for us to try. We gladly tried and found it absolutely delicious. It was more rich than sweet (unlike most fudge tends to be ) and it really did taste like you were eating a slice of pumpkin pie. You can catch our full review here.

Now Phillips is Boston's oldest chocolatier but that doesn't mean they think old. No, they're always thinking and inventing new ways to whet our appetites. That's how they come up with their amazing chocolates, truffles, turtles, fudge and so much more. Check out their website by clicking here.

They also come out with seasonal specials and this is how we came to taste their incredible chocolate caramel apples. The very generous folks at Phillips sent us 2 huge apples, beautifully wrapped and carefully packaged. They looked too pretty to eat but you know us, we dug right in.

We cut the apples into nice big slices and were pleased to see the distinct layers. Usually we're playing " find the caramel " with anything that says it contains caramel. But there was the caramel layer, in all it's buttery goodness, coating the fruit itself. This, in turn, was covered by the rich, dark layer of outstanding chocolate. It was a thing of beauty. Now I would be remiss in not mentioning the apple itself. It was very fine quality, large, fresh, crisp and with just enough tartness to cut the sweetness of the candy. It all blended together so well and was fantastic tasting. Even hubby ( who's been fussy lately ) loved this treat, and was looking for more. lol

So if you ever find yourself in Boston or Braintree, stop into a Phillips Shop and prepare to taste some high quality chocolates and other treats. Laura and I are thinking about making the trip ourselves. It's a drive but we already know it'll be worth it. See you there.

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