I have always thought how strange is it is that things in my business seem to move in cycles. There will be a run of weddings, then a run of babies, or a heap of headshots following each other and so on. Lately for work, I’ve been doing lots of food and product work. This morning when my husband came out to the kitchen I was taking some chocolates that my extremely talented friend had given me and was putting them on a plate. He laughed at me, shook his head and went out of the room. Which lets face it was the only sane response. I was not “on duty” but I had a sudden urge to photograph these treats. Now I’m sure you have all seen and drooled over Chocolate Chilli Mango’s offerings (food recipes, chocolate and protein bars) and I am sure you may have seen chocolate shots like this…
but the thing is, I was off duty- I had no client brief so I could do whatever I like.
So I broke a salted caramel bar so you could see the goodness inside. (I know, I’m a hero right?)
Oozing caramel goodness
Yes and that mark on the right piece is my finger print….or possibly my tongue print. They really and truly are delish.
Now, as most of you would know I am a simple girl. I like my chocolate dark and good and dark and chocolate. I generally don’t like too many things mixed together. For example I like my chocolate just like that. I like raspberries fresh and off the plant straight into my mouth. I have tasted a great deal of chocolate in my time (hmmmm this is starting to sound a bit confessional!) and I know I am “meant” to like raspberry and chocolate combinations but I just don’t. Or didn’t. Until this came along. I am skeptical about raspberry and chocolate together (call me what you will) so when Choc Chilli asked me if I liked chocolate and raspberry I kind of had that “mmm not really” look on my face. I kind of said “hmmmm well..” she insisted that I would like these ones. So when hubby decided to eat one I said can I have a little taste. It would be wrong to dismiss it without TRYING it. Well I was just blown away. I admit defeat- she was correct I liked it. I really did. Usually raspberry and chocolate together, well usually the raspberries overpowered the chocolate for me and just muddied the whole thing in my mouth. Making it, in my view a complete waste of good chocolate. This however was different- the flavours BALANCE perfectly- the ratio is PERFECT. The raspberry and chocolate COMPLIMENT each other not compete and muck each other up. Yes right I am sounding like a chocolate reviewer which is a bit scary. Back to the photography….here is the best raspberry chocolate in the universe. Choc Chilli is selling her goodies so if you want to photograph them yourself pop over to her site. Or eat them. Yes.
Happy Easter one and all.