Hidden in an industrial area of Schaumburg is a chocolate secret: Chocolatines. Everyone needs a little chocolate spoiling from time to time and Chocolatines is a local place to do it. The spartan surroundings of Chocolatines gives way to a haven of chocolate luxury once you enter the shop.
Creativity, temptation and artistry are all wrapped in Chocolatines' creations. The store is small but we were quickly amazed by how many creations were presented. Each chocolate bon bon certainly is a piece of artwork--breathtaking.
We were immediately enamored with the bon bons. But, we soon learned of Chocolatines' many other creations. We nibbled on samples of Chocolatines' many bark types including some quite inventive ones--Matcha Green Tea & Sesame Bark, Genmai Bark, a Bleu Cheese Bark (I can't remember the exact name for this one) and more. My favorite is the Genmai Bark featuring roasted brown rice! Chocolate dipped oranges, pretzels, bacon and more--something to tempt everyone!
We happened to visit Chocolatines during a special open house--so there was a little fun going on! Chocolatines' owner and staff are incredibly gracious. The owner demonstrated how to make hot cocoa with her ingenuitive hot cocoa sticks complete with high quality chocolate and a marshmallow in the middle. With many flavors to choose from, the hot cocoa sticks would make an indulgent addition to a sleepover party or a fabulous gift.
A turn about the store revealed many treasures including chocolate shoes!
|Oh la la! Chocolate shoes!|
|Genmai Chocolate Bark! Yum!|
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