How appropriate that Yvonne and I should go to Li-Lac Chocolate‘s factory on Halloween. Here is a look inside at the process of making fine chocolates.
Toffee is being cooled and chopped:
Marzipan is being dipped into chocolate:
And towards the end, the I Love Lucy style packing, which yields this:
Everything is as delicious as it looks. Yvonne preferred the milk chocolate, and I preferred the dark. My personal favorites are chocolate covered marzipan and chocolate covered pretzels. We both agreed that we wouldn’t say no to a chocolate Thanksgiving turkey. Tis the season. To be decadent.
And I feel good about being decadent. I remember Michael Pollan saying in Food Rules that as long as we’re eating food that our grandparents’ generation recognized as food, we’re okay. Li-Lac’s recipes haven’t changed since they started.