Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Companion Breaded Bliss

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Companion Breaded Bliss - ROBIN WHEELER
  • Robin Wheeler
  • Companion Breaded Bliss

Dr. Atkins just rolled over in his grave. Which was probably pretty easy, since it's still coated in bacon grease.

Companion recently collaborated with Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate to make a carb-lover's dream: chocolate-covered bread.

That's right. Chocolate-covered bread. Sort of. It's not like they took a slab of ciabatta and dunked it in melted chocolate. Instead, it's a brick of dark chocolate surrounding small croutons, then topped with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.

The high cocoa content of the chocolate masks any flavor of the croutons. It's a chocolate-eating experience, not a bread experience, which is fine. It's essentially a thick chocolate bark filled with croutons.

The croutons provide texture -- crispness and lightness reminiscent of the British Aero bars. Only better, because of the quality of the ingredients. The sea salt intensifies the flavor and gives an updated twist to the chocolate that's so familiar from Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate's 2 Pound Special brick of solid chocolate.

It's a blast of chocolate, and very rich, so a little goes a long way. It's a different twist, both satisfying and crave-worthy.

Breaded Bliss is available at Companion Cafes (8143 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314-352-4770 and 9781 Clayton Rd., Ladue, 314-352-4770) and Local Harvest Grocery (3108 Morgan Ford Rd, 314-865-5260)

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Robin Wheeler

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation