I was in Boston last weekend and went back to this great outdoor market place, locally known as SoWa. They have three sections: one with a variety of food trucks (where I had an awesome vegan truffle mushroom pizza!), one with crafts (where I bought a few fun gift items) and one which is a farmer's market, conveniently situated between the two.
Obviously you expect vegan-friendly items at a farmer's market: corn, eggplant, tomatoes of a million varieties, sunflowers...I did not expect vegan ice cream and I certainly did not expect a full line of vegan chocolate!
Thanks to Taza, I think I had a full meal's worth of samples! This non-dairy line, which can be found nationally in places like Whole Foods, has a great variety of flavors, including Wicked Dark - a nod to their Boston (or should I say Bah-stan) roots.
I tried toffee almond sea salt. Try that for your next mole.
I tried stone ground chocolate. Melt that into some hot cocoa...
I tried Mexican chocolate (the round items you see) with guajillo peppers. Yup. Wait 7 seconds like they tell you to, and you'll feel that heat right in the back of your throat! Perfect for a cold, wintry day.
I tried the cacao nibs. Just a few are a great energy boost.
I know - I know. I just wrote about chocolate last week, but I guess I'm cuckoo for cocoa these days. If you go and sample some, you'll see why!