My first instinct is to say Sweet Silk chocolates are weird. In fact, I almost didn’t even try them. The first time I was at the New Amsterdam Market and saw their gluten-free chocolates, I was more nervous about the flavor combinations than impressed, but thank goodness I had a change of heart. These chocolates are what I like to call “stupid good” and are odd in the best possible way.
Sweet Silk offered two different kinds of chocolates. They have a selection of truffles which are all natural and gluten-free, and their sweets which are are more like candy bars and are cut into small squares like fudge with a small square of chocolate on top. Their truffles are unique in that they have chewy centers made of fruits and nuts that pack quite a wallop! Both the truffles and the treats are grainy and earthy and remind me of the texture of good marzipan. The cherry dark chocolate truffle sample which probably amounted to ¼ of the full truffle, was rich and full of very powerful fruit flavors. Sweet Silk is not afraid of flavors that leave you more than satisfied after one taste. Which is good for a girl like me who is on a diet. You don’t have to eat more than one to feel like you’ve treated yourself for the day. (Though I did find it in my heart to..um..oversample the samples).
On the whole, the combination of middle eastern fruits and nuts really make for interesting chocolates. My favorite chocolate from Sweet Silk was the rose and white chocolate sweet treat. The rose flavor is blended perfectly with the chocolate and doesn’t overpower or seem unbalanced. I think it would be the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. I mean who could resist combining the chocolate and the rose into one gift!
Check out Sweet Silk chocolates at the New Amsterdam Market this coming Sunday at the South Street Seaport or check out their website here at https://www.savorsweetsilk.com/