I don’t know about you, but when I have a friend come in to visit from out of town, I like to schedule chocolate tasting parties at my favorite local chocolate shop! My friends Andrea and Dixie both had the nerve to move away from San Antonio, but they both decided to come back for a quick visit last week-end. The purpose of the visit was to see old friends, and eat some good food! I planned a full culinary adventure, and the cornerstone of this adventure was the chocolate tasting party at Choicolate. Choicolate is, by far, my favorite chocolate shop… ever! If you’re not lucky enough to live in San Antonio, don’t worry, they ship!
I’ve been a customer at Choicolate since they first opened. I love the owners, a husband a wife team. I know I’ve talked about them before, but their customer service really is the best. If you’ve been to their store once, they’ll remember you. Dixie has been away for over a year, but she was still recognized immediately!
I first read about the chocolate tasting party on Choicolate’s facebook page, and I knew it would be the perfect way to get old friends together and enjoy world class chocolate all at the same time. I contacted the owner of Choicolate, and he helped me get everything in order. The tasting itself lasted about an hour, and we learned about the history of chocolate and some helpful hints about making our own truffles. We also got to taste some delicious truffles, including their new flavor, curry cashew (trust me, you’ll love it!). We also tried a piece of chocolate that was 99% cocoa (trust me, you most definitely won’t love it!).
One of my favorite things about the tasting experience was getting to see choicolate’s kitchen. Every time I go in the store, I wonder about the magic that happens in the kitchen. I have to say, I was kind of surprised by how simple the kitchen was. They don’t need a lot of fancy machinery to make me happy! The most talked about tool of the night was the laser thermometer. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who regularly reads this blog, that we already own a laser thermometer, and that we don’t always use it for cooking!
If you live anywhere near San Antonio, you should give Choicolate a call and arrange a tasting party. This is a perfect ladies night!
I don’t want you to think that I was compensated for this post. I just feel like I need to do everything I can to tell the world about the awesomeness that is Choicolate!f you’re interested in a tasting party, or just in stopping by the shop, here is their info:
700 E Sonterra Blvd #210, San Antonio, TX 78258
What’s the most unique chocolate flavor that you’ve tried?