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).