Seth Ellis Chocolatier raspberry truffles

I don’t understand people who buy seedless raspberry jam. The best part about raspberry jam is the seeds. Sure, they get stuck in your teeth, but there’s something delightfully satisfying about crunching your way through a spoonful of jam. Erm, I mean a layer of jam. On toast. Yup.

Photo credit: Rick Levine
Photo credit: Rick Levine

Well, Seth Ellis Chocolatier sure knows how to impress a girl. Some raspberry truffles are light and bright, like summer in your mouth. Those are lovely, but the raspberry truffles from Seth Ellis mean business. It’s a deep, dark raspberry ganache. You almost feel like you should have to show proof of age before you eat it, it’s so deliciously grown up.

But the best part? It’s the shocking inclusion of raspberry seeds.

I know, it seems so obvious. It’s not all that novel a concept, but I can’t think of the last time I had a raspberry ganache that included the seeds. It’s like tipping your hat to the fact that yes, Virginia, this is a raspberry ganache.

Seth Ellis chocolates are available at select locations in the Denver/Boulder area, and that page will soon be updated to reflect the five NYC Whole Foods that now carries them. You can also buy them online through It’s Only Natural Gifts or through Foodzie.

Published by: Eagranie

7 years as a chemist + 9 months of culinary school + 2 years as a pastry chef & chocolatier + a lifetime of writing = this blog. This blog won't always be about chocolate, but it will almost certainly be about food. The name of the blog is a triple play on words. 1. It's a nod to my training as a classical pianist. Among other fantastic accomplishments, J.S. Bach combined technical prowess with artistic inspiration and penned the 24 preludes & fugues that make up The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II. 2. In order to behave properly, chocolate needs to be tempered. In a nutshell, tempering prompts the chocolate to assume its most stable crystalline form (beta prime, if you're interested) so that it is shiny, snappy, and as stable as it can be. 3. Depending on my mood and how we meet, you might agree that I'm well-tempered. Or not.

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