Friday, January 6, 2012

Le Chocolat du Bouchard Makes Me Go Mexicocoa

Downtown Naperville is a wonderful, walkable area.  There many shops--some very unique curiosities alongside tried and true staples like Barnes and Noble.  You can also amble along the beautiful Riverwalk and stop in one of the area's many restaurants for a bite to eat.

On our last trip to Naperville, we visited Le Chocolat du Bouchard.  As a big chocolate aficionado, I revel in visiting chocolate shops all over the country.  So, stopping at Le Chocolat du Bouchard was definitely a must! 

Upon walking into Le Chocolat, I knew that I had found a gem of a chocolatier.  Immediately, I saw a case filled with all sorts of chocolate delights.  In the bar area, there was another case full of baked goodies, most appealing to children and their chocolate loving moms alike.  Yes, I am talking brownies, cookies, and cupcakes!  The back of the cafe greeted me with decadent chocolate desserts--the kind that I would need to ride my bike for three days straight to wear off.  Also,  the cafe housed an impressive selection of premium chocolate bars from around the world to choose from (even Ecuador--my personal fav!).  As if these treats are not enough, Le Chocolat sports an impressive drink menu including alcohol-free martinis and hot chocolates.

Since it was cold out, I decided to nestle up with one of Le Chocolat's hot chocolates--their Mexicocoa.  The cocoa was con leche, so it was very creamy.   It was chocolatey with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.  I would have preferred it with a little bit more spice, but that is me!  My daughter was unable to resist indulging in one of the cupcakes.   The cupcake was chocolatey and moist.


The service at Le Chocolat was great!  The staff was friendly, quick, and attentive.  The atmosphere was relaxing, yet intimate.  The hours are perfect for someone looking for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up or an after dinner treat (M 9-5, T-Th 10-10, F-Sat 10-11, Sun 12-8).  Check out Le Chocolat next time you are in Naperville!

**Disclaimer:  Opinions in this post are purely my own.  I did not receive any compensation for this review.

3 comments:

  1. Ooooo - wish I was closer to go - looks yummy! Now following you from Mommywire PR's Friday Blog Hop. Now I'm going to have some chocolate!!!

    Jen
    www.blogparent.blogspot.com
    The Antics of An Autism Mom

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  2. Cocoa and cupcakes sound wonderful.

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  3. I'm such a chocoholic. I'll have to check it out when I'm in that area.

    Carrie
    Chicago Foodie Sisters
    www.chicagofoodiesisters.blogspot.com
    Adventures in Motherhood
    www.carriemotherhood.blogspot.com

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