Check out this Beauty!

Summer is upon us (well those in the northern hemisphere anyways and even then summer is still incognito for some). For North Americans this can mean camping. And what is camping without a campfire? And what is a campfire without marshmallows?

In becoming vegetarian I thought I would have to give up marshmallows forever. They are traditionally made with gelatin, the connective tissue of pig or cow. Nowadays there are vegan marshmallows made with copious amounts of liquid sugar and vanilla or you could make your own. Or you can have roasted white chocolate. Check out this beauty:

Photo by Kimberley (c)2013.
Photo by Kimberley (c)2013.

The idea of torching white chocolate comes courtesy of SOMA chocolatemaker located in Toronto Canada. Intrigued and having not had a chocolate adventure for a while I indulged in this $7 bar of ‘imposter’ chocolate.

~White chocolate is not true chocolate because it does not contain cocoa solids.

Of all the times I have been to SOMA I have never been disappointed. This bar followed suit. The roasted white chocolate tastes exactly as it sounds: just like roasted white chocolate. If you close your eyes you can almost imagine you are eating roasted marshmallows. All that was missing were graham crackers and more chocolate-the real stuff.

Other SOMA highlights I strongly recommend you try are the:

  • chocolate covered corn nuts
  • 8-year-old balsamic vinegar truffle
  • lemon and pistachio bark

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