Chocolate adventures in Boston and beyond...

Boston Strong

Listen my children and you shall hear A story of heroes in an unlucky year, On the eighteenth of April, on the Watertown side; Shots rang out and thus commenced a wild ride As authorities asked for vigilance far and wide.   The governor, the mayor, and the feds all requested That Bostonians stay in […]

Boston You’re My Home

Boston is many things to many people. For some, it is the epicenter of a tremendous sports culture, the mecca for superfans and championship parade-goers. For some it is an iconic center of history, bearing witness to important events that helped shape our entire nation. For others it might be a place where they received […]

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 […]