Do you know who Fritz Knipschildt is?
No, it’s not a trick question. He is a chocolatier who owns Chocopologie in Norwalk, Conn., and also owner of Knipschildt Chocolatier. Fritz hails from Denmark, who was trained in Denmark, France and Spain.
We didn’t know who he was either until we saw him on Throwdown with Bobby Flay — a chocolate episode. He used these techniques to make his chocolates truly beautiful – like painting the inside of the molds and then doing a layering process to build the shell. I was intrigued by his chocolates so Shawn ordered me some for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, they arrived a bit damaged but nonetheless were delicious. And I ate every last one myself.
Meanwhile, Shawn wrote a quick note about the delivery condition and got a reply back from Fritz himself. And Fritz, the sweetheart that he is, was kind enough to send me more (!) chocolates. Two. Boxes. More. Oh, that wonderful man. (Thank you, thank you, thank you, Fritz!)
I think I am in love.
No, really, I couldn’t believe it when more chocolate appeared at my house. That’s such good business practice — it certainly has made me into a Fritz fan, and I will be ordering from his collection again.
The Quail Eggs were the best Easter candy I’ve ever eaten. White chocolate shells with a chocolate ganache center. Melt in your mouth good. The signature chocolates – my favorite and the box that my husband bought me – were delicious. Ever. Last. One. Of. Them.
The bon-bons were beautiful and rather tasty themselves . . . Except for one, the one that is filled with marzipan with fresh squeezed lemon. It just didn’t tickle my fancy. In fact, I barely touched the second one.
But, overall, Fritz’s chocolates are beyond good. On the expensive side, certainly, particularly when you factor in shipping. But this is one of those instances where the cost is without a shadow of a doubt is justified by the taste.