A goblet of chocolate is as good as gold among cultures that confuse gold for goblets of chocolate. Fill your chocolate wallet with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a selection of eight gourmet chocolate bars from Chuao Chocolatier's online store (a $60 value, including shipping to the contiguous US).
Chuao Chocolatier creates signature morsels from fresh, natural ingredients. Eight decadent chocolate concoctions form a collection characterized by imaginative melds and divergently delicious flavor combinations. The chipotle and dark chocolate Firecracker bar explodes with peonies of popping candy and sea salt, and the Spicy Maya romances taste buds with dark chocolate, pasilla chili, cayenne peppers, and cinnamon. Bergamot citrus fills the Earl Grey bar with more interesting accents than a Spanish class taught by a Canadian parrot. One bar each of Chinita Nibs, Honeycomb, Coco, Coffee & Anise, and Panko round out the octet. As with cage matches and differential calculus, substitutions are not allowed. Upgrades from ground shipping are available for an additional fee.
The San Diego Union-Tribune and Candy Blog are just a couple of the publications to have featured Chuao Chocolatier. Time Magazine dubbed the Firecracker bar one of the 12 Tastiest New Foods in 2008, while Slashfood crowned the Panko bar a Fancy Food Show favorite in 2009. More than 100 Yelpers give Chuao Chocolatier 3.5- to 4.5-star ratings.
- Toss chipotle, salt and popping candy into dark chocolate and you've got a spicy mouthful of indulgence. – Jeremy Caplan, Time Magazine
- The flavors are bold and uncommon and assertive. Flavors are borrowed from outside the candy realm with excellent results. But when they’re inside the sweets oveure [sic], they’re really at their best. The spiced flavors are wonderful but I really enjoyed the caramelized items... – Cybele May, Candy Blog