There’s no doubt about it, the Highland Bakery is one of our favorite spots in town. It’s the place we bring our families and meet our friends. Instead of date night, we have Highland Bakery date brunches. We even chose … Continue reading
There’s a reason why the Latin name for the cacao tree means “food of the gods.” Why the ancient cacao bean was worshiped by the Aztecs. Why most women can’t get through a day without chocolate…
There are few places left where you can really taste the history. Where you can really taste and feel what our ancestors described as a spiritual, medicinal, nutritional, and an aphrodisiacal source. “Cacao,” Atlanta’s bean-to-bar chocolate company, is one of those special places. If life is a box of chocolates, Heaven is Cacao’s chocolate bar.
THE GOODS: Cacao makes a handful of unique TRUFFLES catering to every taste bud. Each truffle has a number. Don’t worry, they include a key card that lists each truffle numerically with a short description!
THE SPOT: Cacao (3 locations: Inman Park, Virginia Highlands, Buckhead and ONLINE!) Each location has that signature “Cacao feel”…clean, elegant, a touch of shabby chic, and pure class. Just walking through the door makes you feel light, confidant, and…hungry.
THE SCOOP: It’s no secret: you can tell their chocolates are made with the finest organic ingredients and pure LOVE. My favorites: The caramel with it’s sprinkle of sea salt was perfection. The strawberry and blueberry lavender were also delicious, subtle flavors that weren’t overly fruity or sweet. The Cola has a slight but familiar hint of the historic Coca Cola flavor and their #9 cayenne passion fruit has a surprising and definite kick! The list goes on with a dozen more surprising and creative flavors. Check your local cacao for the most recent truffle selection.
FACT MORSEL:Cacao is one of a handful of bean-to-bar chocolate companies across the nation that make their own chocolate on site. What is bean-to-bar? Well, simply put, it’s hand-made. From scratch. On site. Every step of the way, from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar, is done by hand with natural ingredients. Stay tuned for my bean-to-bar feature next month!
* Some of these pictures were not taken by my professional i-phone camera 🙂 , if you click on them, they link to their original source.
* Thanks to Kevin, at Magick, for always bringing in new truffles to taste.
I recently ventured home to my lovely state of Massachusetts for my cousin’s wedding (a beautiful wedding at that, with excellent mini desserts) and had two requests for my stay: Clam Chowder and The Gingerbread Construction Company. These were my … Continue reading
What better way to celebrate the start of fall then with something that seems to combine all the quintessential fall flavors: Pumpkin, Apple, and Cinnamon. And why not make them slightly healthy while you’re at it? I don’t pretend to … Continue reading