Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Margaret, Jenni, Dawn and Gail
My friend Margaret invited myself and our friend Jenny to go to Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier for a tasting. Margaret had to choose gift boxes for her husband's company holiday party to give to all the employees and asked us to come along to help decide.  We were in for a real treat.   Katharine, who works at Gail's had us sample 16 flavors and 3 more holiday flavors.  She cut every chocolate into fourths, thank goodness, as it was a lot of chocolate.  I'm not complaining, I enjoyed every one, I was in chocolate heaven!  As Katharine was describing them to us I would take a taste and let the chocolate melt in my mouth and taste exactly what she described.  Some of the flavors were familiar, like vanilla, espresso and blueberry, but some unusual, Lemongrass with ginger, sweet curry with saffron and one with a little heat, cinnamon/cayenne.  My favorite, if I had to pick one, would be the Salted Caramel. It's sweet and salty and melts in your mouth.  Did I say I love chocolate, well, after today's tasting I don't think any chocolate will do. Thanks to Gail for the best chocolate I've ever had, to Katharine for our tasting, we had so much fun talking with you and to Margaret, I'm so glad you're my friend (and not just because you gave me chocolate!), we always have fun together.  Oh, I can't forget Jenni, thanks for being my best foodie friend.  Thanks girls for a great afternoon!

If you can’t make it to Gail's shop on Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI, you can find her online.

Gail and Katharine