Gourmet Chocolate (with a Conscience)

16 Aug

Although I have a sweet tooth – a mouth full of them, because I would hate to limit myself – I have yet to venture into the world of candy making.

So when I went to visit my in-laws’ home in San Luis Obispo, I set out to find a unique, local chocolate shop – something I wouldn’t be able to find in my hometown, also known as Land of the National Chains. And I came across Sweet Earth Chocolates, which sells exclusively 100% organic and certified fair trade chocolate.

Lucky, lucky me.

I wanted to be sure to give you all a virtual taste of the selection at Sweet Earth, so I asked the salesperson for some assistance in choosing flavors. With options like Cardamom Ginger or Coconut Curry Truffle and Green Tea or Cherry Chipotle Creme, there was no way I could walk out of there with a run-of-the-mill milk chocolate or caramel. We settled on three truffles – Lavender, Aztec and Framboise.

Lucky, lucky me.

lavender truffle
Lavender – dark chocolate and lavender inside, white chocolate coating. Smooth, delicious, and the lavender wasn’t overpowering like I was worried it would be. Yum. My mother-in-law liked this one the best. (What – you didn’t think I would share?)

Aztec truffle
Aztec – cinnamon, dark chocolate and ancho pepper. Yowza. This one had kick!

Framboise truffle
Framboise – I was so excited to get these home at this point I forgot to ask what was in it. But I believe it has something to do with raspberries, creaminess and wonderfulness. This was my favorite.

I’m adding Sweet Earth Chocolates to my list of favorite places to visit when I’m in San Luis Obispo. If you aren’t able to make it to the storefront, you can also order online (and in bulk!).

Lucky, lucky you.

Note: I paid for my chocolates and received no compensation from Sweet Earth for this review.


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