Chocolate Sunday — Doubly Sweet, Y’all

Discovered these honey-filled chocolates at the Savannah Bee Company in Charleston, South Carolina this weekend.20131027-093316.jpg

Just got back this afternoon after a brief trip to Charleston. The honey-filled chocolates appealed to me for their whimsical design – gold-dusted dark chocolate squares filled with sourwood honey and embossed with a distinctive bee in a circle, as well as their silver-dusted equivalents filled with palmetto honey. It’s just the right amount of honey, too – enough to taste, but not so much that it becomes cloying or messy to eat.

The Charleston store is the company’s first location outside of Savannah, and I see from the website that they don’t ship outside of the United States, so I’m glad I happened on the store.

I don’t remember seeing other chocolate items, but I was hyped about the different types of honey (and opportunities to taste them), as well as the variety of related products.

Charleston has much to offer visitors – great restaurants and museums, historic sites, antebellum architecture, and walking paths along the river. I was charmed by the Fashion in Fiction display at the Charleston Museum, running now through April 6, and by our visit to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, a synagogue dating back to 1749.

The honey store was a bonus.