Milk chocolate is created by blending cocoa beans and milk, but white chocolate is created when young chocolates first encounter ghosts. Peruse all shades of chocolate with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get six artisan chocolates at Araya Artisan Chocolate (a $12 value). This Groupon is valid at its Houston and Katy locations.
Confectioners at Araya Artisan Chocolate, featured in My Table and the River Oaks Examiner, handcraft gourmet chocolates from scratch at the store’s Katy location, then adorn them with whimsical designs and elegantly present them for customers’ perusal. Add imaginative bricks to Lego castles by choosing from more than 30 premium-chocolate-infused flavors, including salted caramel rum, dulce de leche, and cinnamon and walnuts. The bourbon-and-cherry chocolate sheaths Jim Beam’s black-cherry-flavored bourbon and fresh cherries in dark chocolate ganache and a Flashdance-worthy pink print, and moroccan tea steeps an infusion of mint and black tea with dark chocolate. In addition to its traditional recipes, Araya mixes vegan-friendly chocolates, all with a mind toward preserving the aroma and flavor of its high-quality cocoa blends.
Araya Artisan Chocolate
Himalayan pink salt, passion fruit, Mexican chipotle, Acai Pomegranate—these are just a few of the exotic ingredients that the chocolatiers at Araya Artisan Chocolate cull from around the world so that they can infuse their Venezuelan chocolates with complex and surprising flavors. They strive to emulate French and Belgian styles, complementing the cocoa bean's naturally bitter taste with honey instead of sugar. They make each chocolate by hand in Katy, using only natural ingredients devoid of preservatives, artificial flavors, or glowing red serums pilfered from mad scientists. They even make vegan and dairy free options. These experts decorate each of the chocolates with colorful designs, adorning peanut butter–berry with bright stripes and adding an enticing dollop of green atop the margarita option. Due to their insistence on hand crafting unique bites, they've earned attention from foodies at My Table and Zagat. They offer authentic French macarons, and have a wide variety of flavors that are imported from France, with gift boxes available as well. Just recently, Araya Artisan Chocolate opened its newest location at the Uptown Park Mall.