Chocolate adventures in Boston and beyond...

Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cakes

One of the most oft-referenced “favorite” chocolate desserts of my chocolate tour guests is the infamous chocolate lava cake. Sometimes referred to as “molten chocolate cake,” whatever it’s called, there’s a reason it’s not hard to find these on almost every restaurant dessert menu anywhere. As a matter of fact, at D Bar desserts in […]

Melted Peanut Butter Cups… in a Jar

  There are few things that most chocoholics (at least the American ones) agree on as a more delectable combination than peanut butter and chocolate. I hear it time and time again on chocolate tours, people frequently citing peanut butter cups, chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake, whatever, as their absolute most favorite chocolate dessert. It probably […]

Connecticut Chocolate: Sweet Cioccolata

While I was back home in Connecticut, I wanted to make sure I stopped in at the little chocolate shop near the center of town called Sweet Cioccolata. Sweet Cioccolata has been in town for over 10 years now, and is owned by Rachel Ceste, a longtime chocolate enthusiast who started making chocolates as a hobby while attending cooking […]

Easter Line at Hotel Chocolat

I stopped in at Hotel Chocolat on Newbury Street today on this lovely mild Good Friday to see what I could see. The store was packed with Easter shoppers, looking to fill their baskets with eggs, bunnies, chicks, and all other sorts of pastel-colored treats. The Hotel Chocolat Easter line each year is some of […]

The Dark Seedy Underbelly of the Chocolate World–REVEALED!

Easter is fast approaching, but before you pick up those Easter basket bunnies, be aware and beware! Impostor chocolate rabbits flood the shelves every season, and if you’re not careful, those bunnies can make their way into your homes, and even worse, in your mouth! As both a hard-core chocoholic, and Jedi master bargain hunter, […]