1.14.2009

Hope And Change, In Chocolate

These chocolates from Jason Andelman of Artisan Confections may just be the most stylish of the inauguration-themed foods I've spotted.

The Obama-inspired sweets are decorated with the words "change" and "hope" in several languages, a design created by William Knight, artist and co-owner of Biagio Fine Chocolate.

Obama's background informed the flavors. Tart pineapple pâte de fruit and dark chocolate passion fruit ganache make up the "change" bonbons, and lightly roasted Kenyan coffee beans flavor milk chocolate ganache, paired with a layer of hazelnut praline, in the "hope" chocolates.

You can find them at Artisan Confections' retail shop (4815-B Lee Hwy. in Arlington) and at Biagio (1904 18th St. NW).

9 comments:

michael said...

I'm sure they are better than the Obama collectibles advertised on the door of the 7/11 in the Md. burbs.

Anonymous said...

Why does everything have to be political. I loved Artisan Confections in their tiny little shop. Loved the whole concept...but they had to go political. Sadly now I won't buy one single chocolate from there ever again. Be a Democrat but don't shove it on palces where it doesn't belong.

Anonymous said...

If a Republican was elected and there was this much buzz surrounding it, I think they would have done the same. A small business needs to do what they can to take advantage of a markting opportunity. These are great treats for any inauguration party. And delicious. Especially the pineapple-passionfruit!

jol said...

You got a lotta food boycotting to do in this town, anon #1.

Elizabeth @ Capital Spice said...

A friend of mine gave me a box of Biagio chocolates for my birthday last month and they were phenomenal. Robust flavors, creative combinations...I can't wait to check this place out myself.

Anonymous said...

jol,

Actually I don't have a lot of boycotting to do. The wonderful thing about food is its non-partisan. Rich, poor, black, white, republican or democrat food is something to be enjoyed by all. The beautiful designs by Artisan in the past have added to the chocolate, why make a political statement by using catchphrases like hope and change, instead of simply celebrating the inauguration of our 44th president.

Anonymous said...

Thought you guys might be interested in this article from CampusProgress.org “Obama Delicacies” which has the best food and drink specials going on around town in honor of the inauguration:

http://campusprogress.org/
fieldreport/3560/obama-delicacies

chef4cook said...

I see nothing wrong with "Cashing in" as long as it's done tastefully and with class and style!

Anonymous said...

How is it that the words 'Hope' and 'Change' are suddenly partisan and Democratic? If so, that is surely a sad comment on Republican values if anonymous #1 feels that chocolates expressing sentiments of Hope and Change are too partisan. How silly is that?