For decades, the fig aficionados at La Higuera made only one product: rich, luscious, dark chocolate dipped figs, each stuffed with a woozy, boozy chocolate cream spiked with a hint of liqueur. Then a few years back they started experimenting with different flavors. New this year, they’ve introduced their prettiest fig yet, dipped in ruby chocolate.
With a natural pink color that comes from a particular type of reddish-tinged cacao bean, ruby chocolate has a sweet-tart flavor. When used to enrobe a fig stuffed with a Marc de Cava liquor-spiked cream, the result is a pleasant, fruity confection without tasting boozy.