Dad of Divas' Reviews: Chuao Chocolate Will Delight Your Taste buds!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chuao Chocolate Will Delight Your Taste buds! - Simply Irresistible

Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced chew-WOW) is the first Venezuelan Chocolatier based in the United States and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier.

Founded in 2002 by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard Antonorsi - the company's Chairman of the Board; Chuao Chocolatier is pioneering “fusion chocolate” through a commitment to creating unusual, unexpected and delicious flavors using their secret blend of premium chocolate and fresh natural ingredients.

The Venezuelan born brothers, now San Diego residents, named the company Chuao Chocolatier after the legendary cacao-producing region of Chuao (pronounced chew-WOW) located in central Venezuela. The Antonorsi’s decision was a reflection of their commitment to both high quality and their Venezuelan family heritage. Chocolate is part of their roots, as their ancestors once ran a small family farm that was an important part of the criollo cacao plantation industry.

Initially, the company started with a single boutique in Encinitas, CA featuring a one-of-a-kind confectionary menu of chocolate bars, bonbons, truffles and hot chocolate. Their signature flavor was Spicy Maya, a modern twist on the Mayan’s ancient hot chocolate recipe made with pasilla chile and cayenne pepper. The Spicy Maya flavor has since extended into a chocolate bar, ChocoPod, and a bonbon, as well as decadent hot chocolate, brownies, and gelato.

Unusual flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s unique experience including: Firecracker, a chipotle caramel fudge truffle with popping candy, a hint of salt, and dark chocolate and Pan Con Chocolate, a dark chocolate bonbon filled with roasted Panko bread crumbs and olive oil ganache with a touch of sea salt.

Chuao Chocolatier has expanded the menu to include numerous hot chocolate beverages, pastries, gelatos and decadent seasonal creations. They now own and operate three chocolate cafes in San Diego county.

Today, you can discover Chuao Chocolatier chocolate confections around the United States at fine specialty retailers including Whole Foods Market, Dean and Deluca, and Crate & Barrel, as well as fine restaurants and hotels including Omni Hotels nationwide, La Costa Resort and Spa, Coupa Cafe, and Hard Rock Hotel.

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My Take on the Chocolate
This was great chocolate, rich, decadent and so delicious. I was able to try a few different of their varieties and can easily say that if these are any indications of their other chocolate then anyone who likes chocolate should definitely check these out! So if you are looking fr a great chocolate treat for someone special or for just yourself, look no further than this chocolate!

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