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Chuao chocolates - Encinitas

Dumpling | Feb 21, 200306:36 PM

I read about this place in the paper a while ago, and then stumbled upon it earlier this week. Some Venezuelan guy (Chuao)who gave up his career to make chocolates. I thought they were worth the hype, really high quality chocolates with unusual flavors. The small chocolates are $1 each, and the truffles $1.25. Chocolate hearts with passion fruit caramel, a strong passion fruit flavor, really unusual. A wrinkly-looking chocolate truffle flavored with honey. A cardamom-flavored chocolate! A ginger-green tea chocolate that was very subtle. You can just tell they are made with care. Somehow it seems important to me that San Diego has a high-quality chocolatier.

In the Lumberyard Shopping Center, Encinitas.

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