Mori Ex Cacao
"Curious offerings that entice the senses and render the common, uncommon." Mori Ex Cacao= death by chocolate. And while these are possibly too amazing (and expensive) to actually eat, the flavors -- scorched caramel, bitter brandied cherry, and curious chili-- sound ridiculously good.
The Romans had a saying, âEat, drink and be merry because tomorrow we die.â This is exactly the macabre sentiment expressed by Douglas Little of D.L. & Co and Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections with their newest creation - a trio of exceptionally crafted and decadent chocolate skulls called Mori Ex Cacao, Latin for Death by Chocolate. The skull confections come in three original flavors: Scorched Caramel (milk chocolate filled with rich, dark caramel), Bitter Brandied Cherry (porcelain white cocoa filled with bitter chocolate, Kirsch flavored ganache and sour cherries) and Curious Chili (dark chocolate filled with chocolate ganache infused with hot chilies and spices). Available individually ($40 each) or as a set of three ($95), the skulls come beautifully packaged in D.L. & Coâs signature black silk hat box with black satin ribbon. Because what could be more indulgent than consuming a token of oneâs own mortality swathed in chocolate?
Sumptuous, delicious chocolate that is nearly sculpture -- morbidly dark skulls in white (bitter brandied cherry), brown (scorched caramel), or nearly black (curious chili). A pack of 3 is $65, a single is $25 (but prices seem to change seasonally). They're packed in a lovely round, black jewelbox-esque container with a black ribbon on top. Elegant, brooding, delightful.
Translation: Death by Chocolate. I wouldn't want it any other way.