Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Chuao Chocolatier Review & Giveaway

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Chuao Chocolatier Review & Giveaway

If you know a Mother who loves specialty chocolate, then I have the place for you! Chuao Chocolatier is located in San Diego, Calif., and is a premier artisan chocolatier founded by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother CEO Richard Antonorsi in 2002.

Chuao brings together the brothers’ Venezuelan heritage, cacao growing roots and a commitment to creating uniquely delicious chocolate experiences. Chuao confections are made with all-natural ingredients and responsibly sourced Venezuelan cacao, the core of their artisan chocolate blend. The company’s line of products include: chocolate bars, ChocoPods, hot chocolate, bonbons, premium brownie mixes and other gourmet chocolate confections. Chuao products are available at Chuao Chocolatier Cafes and fine retailers nationwide including select Whole Foods Market, Crate & Barrel, and Dean and Deluca locations.

Unusual flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s unique experience and I had the pleasure of reviewing the Bar Collection with my family and friends. The Bar Collection includes are bar of each of the following:

Firecracker – Premium dark chocolate bar with chipotle, salt, and popping candy. Yes – you heard me correctly – POPPING CANDY!

What we thoughtNot a surprise here, the kids (including the big kid himself, my husband) absolutely loved this. Chocolate and popping candy?! Who could think of a better combination!

Spicy Maya – This is a dark chocolate bar infused with a hint of Pasilla chile, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. “It’s a return to chocolate’s ancient roots with traditional ingredients that pay homage to “The Mayans”, the first chocolate-worshiping culture in the world. Vegan.”

What we thoughtWOW – Chocolate with a kick! Definitely a favorite with the adults. The children (ages 9-12) were not as fond of this. With a definite hint of spice, Spicy Maya lives up to it’s name.

Honeycomb – This is dark chocolate with crunchy, caramelized honey. “Its pleasing layers of tropical flavors and contrasting textures seduce chocolate lovers like bees to a flower.”

What we thought This one didn’t even make it over to the party. For our family (including two kids ages 9 & 11) this was the definite favorite. Once we started eating it, the Honeycomb bar was gone..there was none left! Sorry everyone – you missed out on tasting this one!

Panko – This is a dark chocolate with pank (rough cut bread crumbs) and sea salt. “The Panko bar evokes memories of two long time favorites—sweet pain au chocolat and savory chocolate covered pretzels.”

What we thought Definitely a hit with everyone, but my absolute favorite. The chocolate was creamy and smooth, but then there was a crunch in every bite – LOVED IT!

I was definitely impressed with the Bar Collection from Chuao Chocolatier and I would absolutely buy it! So, if you know a Mother who loves chocolate, particularly specialty chocolate, then you must check out Chuao Chocolatier.

Buy It!

You can buy the Bar Collection here, or you can choose from other chocolate bar flavors. But the best thing about this company is they have “heart”. From now until the end of April, for each Panko Bar sold, 1.00 will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Relief efforts in Japan. How cool is that?

You can purchase Chuao Chocolatier Chocolates online, in Chuao Cafes, or other specialty shops.


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Disclosure: I was given the above item to me to help facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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