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Sucr’elle Chocolateria (Mexico City)

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. (more…)

John & Kira’s Chocolate and My Upcoming Vacation

Ladybug & Bee Collection: Chocolate Ladybugs (left/top photo) & Chocolate Caramel Bees (right/bottom photo) I’ve been on a search for a spring/Easter chocolate that both looks adorable and colorful yet has great quality and flavor. I remember hearing about John & Kira’s from a friend recently and many moons ago at the Chocolate Show. Revisiting their chocolates was my breath of chocolate-y spring air. Their adorable Bee + Ladybug collection has all the characteristics I want since they’re cute and beautiful to give as presents to friends and family for the upcoming Easter holiday. I even had fun with those..

Derry Church Artisan Chocolates

For my long time readers, I think you know (one of the many) obsessions of food is chocolate. Recently, I’ve been contacted by Chef Eric Cayton, the proprietor of Derry Church Artisan Chocolates and introduced me to his bonbon company. They don’t specialize anything else but these little bites of decadent chocolate heaven. The bonbon flavors produced here are familiar yet unusual, inspired by cities of near and far. You wouldn’t necessarily think of pairing pomegranate with white chocolate and top it with a large dark chocolate, purple-colored blossom (it’s named Kandahar), nor think of having a bananas foster and..