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Tag: I love chocolate but chocolate does not love me

Feb.
14th

Edible gifting: Handmade, locally made truffles for Valentine’s Day

The Sonsie Chocolatier, Edie Rahlf , makes handmade artisan truffles at the French Hen Bistro in Lakewood.
The Sonsie Chocolatier, Edie Rahlf , makes handmade artisan truffles at the French Hen Bistro in Lakewood. Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer

Edie Rahlf’s chocolate truffles mirror her sense of humor – delightful and cheeky.

Take, for instance, the most rollicking flavors: A tickle of coconut milk with a note of lemongrass. A pop of peppercorn followed by a tiny push of lemon. Strawberry licked with balsamic vinegar.

Her two-bite truffles create movement on the palate – first, a deeply delicious coating of chocolate, followed by a tease of heady aroma and a touch of something sharp.

Move down her product line and find more muted flavors with a traditional approach. Dark chocolate with a burst of Grand Marnier. A simple citrus-tweaked lemon truffle. Her mint truffles appeal to kids and grownups.

She makes truffles with dark or milk chocolate – even some in white chocolate.

In all, she has more than 20 flavor combinations for Sonsie Chocolatier, the secondary business she has operated simultaneously with her French Hen Bistro in Lakewood since 2008. (See a list below of other local confectioners that make for great last-minute gift giving). Read more »