I’ve often said that in a perfect world, I’d eat chocolate at every meal. Get sick of it? Too rich? Not possible. Proof.
Dirke Botsford — a graphic design pro turned chocolatier (read his interesting story here) – discovered my ‘Best Chocolate in Vancouver‘ article and requested that I put his products to the test. If I deemed them ‘to die for’, I agreed to add them to the list.
Prior to sampling, I was prepared to break it to Dirke if I had to — that they just weren’t ‘to die for’. Fortunately for everyone involved, I fell in love with the chocolates the moment I sank my teeth into a Salty Caramel Marshmallow Truffle.
When I read this little menu (left), included in their eco-friendly packaging, I realized Urge and I truly do share a rare, intense passion for chocolate.
This quote just about sums up Dirke’s extreme chocolate enthusiasm, ‘The real beauty of working with chocolate is you can never fail, you can always re-melt and try again, if it goes really south, you inevitably learn something and that’s a good thing. The other beautiful things about chocolate is friends and family love to hate me for always asking them to taste something new, but funnily no one ever said “no”’.
Have a gawk at these beauty shots…
Enough? Never. Let’s continue…
Dirke is currently looking to connect with shop owners interested in selling his high-quality chocolates and confections. If that’s you, feel free to contact him here. You’ll also be able to find him at this year’s West Coast Chocolate Festival.