Sugar Rush: Jessica Sagert's Handmade Chocolates
The Valentine's day chocolates for your non-sappy loved one.
Jessica Sagert makes sure you know she's not a hipster foodie or a "lovely" food blogger. Her approach to chocolate-making, instead, has a rough and industrial style where the chocolate spills out the edges and comes in a cardboard box, decoupaged with ripped images of lions and urban decay. "Because life isn’t always flowers and sausages," she says.
Sagert does her chocolate shopping at the Brooklyn Heights market Sahadi's (tastes pretty average) but her fillings (like cayenne, honey nut and cinnamon, and cookie dough) are jazzy, plus the whole raw, messy style means they pop out the center so there's no guessing game of bites. Finally, a high yield safe investment.
To complete her Jacques Torres-anarchist style, she gives discounts to clients who send her suggestive pictures of themselves with her chocolate as a prop. Yikes. Order mixed boxes of chocolates through her website gomeatyourself.com: 8 for $10, 12 for $15, and 16 for $18. It's not too late for Valentine's Day orders.