|Cacao at the Heathman Hotel|
After my friend and I got lunch one day in early January, he mentioned that I should try Cacao. Even though he had to get back to work and I only had a few minutes left on the parking meter, I made a quick stop at Cacao anyway. I wished my friend coulda joined me for this chocolate adventure.
|Front Left: Rivoli Dark Chocolate|
Front Right: Spicy Dark Chocolate
Back: Cinnamon-Infused Dark Milk Chocolate
Next up, the Cinnamon-Infused Dark Milk Drinking Chocolate. 49% Venezuelan milk chocolate and 65% Venezuelan dark chocolate, blended with milk and cream. Continue the panda chocoholism.
Finally, the Spicy Dark Drinking Chocolate. 72% Ecuadorian dark chocolate blended with milk, cream, and coconut milk, infused with cayenne pepper, ginger, and smoked paprika. Instant win.
Each hot chocolate is amazingly silky and velvety, balancing chocolate sweetness and bitterness. Predictably, I thought the spicy chocolate was the best. A great burst of cayenne and paprika to awaken the taste buds.
One 2 oz. shot is $2 and a standard 7 oz. serving is $5. Something tells me I'll be returning for a bunch of spicy hot chocolate in the future.
Price would be the only thing that may keep me from returning more often. My wallet personally wouldn't like me spending $5 on a cup of hot chocolate, regardless of how amazing the quality is. I honestly could just melt a good chocolate bar and drink that.
All chocolates are from small producers and the best local chocolatiers. Gotta support the small businesses!
Overall, I had an awesome experience. The hot chocolate is well worth trying at least once. Cacao is a must-stop for chocolate lovers everywhere. 8.75/10