Whenever you think of Mexico City, you’d never really think of upscale chocolates. I am generalizing this of course, but most of the time people would think of Mexican coffee more than chocolate. There are a few exceptions to this statement and one that I’ve “discovered” was Sucr’elle Chocolateria. This cozy chocolate shop in the upscale Polanco neighborhood is owned and run by a couple – Sandra and Enrique – who have backgrounds in the restaurant and pastry businesses. They have worked around various restaurants and countries before settling back in Mexico City.
This shop is lovely. The warm, minimalist decor makes you focus on the beautiful colorful chocolates that’s on display. The couple creates chocolates based on what they primarily feel that appeals to the locals yet try to stretch their horizons a bit when it comes to flavors with chocolate. The various chocolates they have are like yuzu, white chocolate with hibiscus (jamaica, in Spanish), basil and lemon, lemon pie, passion fruit, and the classic praline (and it’s also their best seller) and several other delicious flavors. The chocolates were very good as it’s not too sweet and you get enough flavor that shines through the (mostly) dark chocolate base.
They also started a relatively new line of panned chocolates. These bite-sized orbs of chocolates were dangerous to eat if I had a bowl of them. Some of the flavors I’ve tried were peanut butter and chocolate, hazelnut praline, chili infused that gave it a delicately fruity spiciness, and a few others. They were all tasty in its own right.
I did leave with a lovely box of chocolates and their new dessert item that is akin to a banana parfait. The luscious banana pastry cream that isn’t too sweet, the potent banana flavors and the crunchy crumble topping give it some texture. The box of chocolates were great to share with my friends since most were not aware that there were such chocolate shops in Mexico City.
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Polanco, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Phone: +52 55 7095 3536