One of the new foods he took home was this - the Chantilly Bars. I just finished writing a blog post on my travel blog - Where My Feet Took Me - about Chantilly, the pastry shop in Dumaguete City and found out that "chantilly" is French word for "sweet cream." Given that new knowledge gained, I was hoping this would be sweet, but it actually wasn't.
When I first bite on it, it wasn't the type of pastry I was expecting. It was coarse (it was like eating crushed graham crackers) and the chocolate lacked sweetness. The chocolate wasn't the bittersweet type, I know... but chewing on it, it gave me the feeling I was eating one of those chocolate flavored pastries bought at a neighborhood bakery. Cocoa powder, perhaps? Maybe.
I didn't immediately dismiss it as "something not good," after all, it was just the first bite... and the box had 12 bars in it. As I eat one bar after another (I ate one bar after eating lunch), I have come to like it. I realized it tasted much better if it wasn't chilled, and although I still believe they used cocoa powder turned into a paste on this (correct me if I am wrong - somebody from J&P might read this), the flavor of the food is something that just grows on you. When I ate the very last bar, I felt kinda sad knowing it was the last of it, and it would take a long time for me to taste it again.
*** Jenn ***