*Contains advertising for Das Bernsteinzimmer
I never had to restrain myself from eating my photo subject like during my shoot for Das Bernsteinzimmer. Not only had I to control myself while shooting, but also for about 2 weeks when the chocolate was still lying in my fridge. Fortunately the first 10 days I had a great safety distance of 200km, as I stayed in Hanover for a while. But this week was really brutal!
On top of all I also decided to experiment with a low carb diet, which makes chocolate an absolute No! Damn, forbidden fruit taste the sweetest.
Certainly, as a food photographer I have trained to divide food into two different categories: Food that I already shot and food still to be shot, so hands off! This simple rule works 1000 times better than all resolutions about eating clean, working out and finally getting back in shape.
But when it comes to chocolate from Das Bernsteinzimmer let me tell you that you won’t want to scoff it mindlessly.
Firstly there’s way too much time spent with blood, sweat and tears and the combination of ingredients makes you want to taste it on your tongue as long as possible. Secondly the price of 5,90€ really doesn’t justify not cherishing it fully.
Das Bernsteinzimmer is a tiny German chocolate manufacture from Wuppertal. Every bar of chocolate is handmade and the utilised ingredients are organic. The different varieties change from season to season and are only produced in a limited number. No need to ask where that price comes from. This chocolate is something for you to fully enjoy or to give to a special person. Naturally I am on the ‘keep it to yourself site’.
The summer sorts from Das Bernsteinzimmer
As I’m a little bit late with this post, due to several circumstances it is no use anymore telling you in detail how f**cking amazing those samples were that Das Bernsteinzimmer sent to me.
Just for your imagination, here’s the three different sorts I got to try:
1. Half-Raw coconut blossom sugar chocolate with Zotter-Coffee (Zotter is another amazing chocolate manufacture from Graz, Austria, and when two Gods of Chocolate team up it can only be awesome!)
2. Creamy coconut with crunchy pineapple pieces
3. “Linzer Torte” Hazelnut-Vanilla-Nougat with redcurrants and sour barberries
4. Creamy banana and fruity sour cherry
5. “Rote Grütze” (red berry compote) Red fruit chocolate with vanilla and berries