Sunday, April 3, 2011

Chocolate Covered Santa Fe Trail

Chocolate doesn't make the world go 'round, but it sure does make the trip worthwhile!

Who knew the Santa Fe Trail was chocolate covered and so delightfully yummy! But based on one of those brochures from the hotel lobby, we set out to find the Santa Fe Chocolate Trail....Home of the Territory's finest chocolatiers. With a little maneuvering we wound our way to an amazing little gem called The Chocolatesmith. Finding this place is so totally worth the effort.

They specialize in gourmet dark chocolate with signature creations that combine organic and local ingredients with a southwestern flair.

We spent nearly an hour in this tastefully decorated little shop, inhaling the aroma and sampling the chocolates. The aroma of top quality dark chocolate induces the giddiness of....well, a kid in a candy store.

My favorite selection wasn't chocolate at all, but the white chocolate lemon lavender bark....the tangerine cream bark was also fantastic and oh,...the Don Juan Pecan, a buttery caramel and roasted pecans dipped in dark chocolate, is worth the drive to Santa Fe!

Their website is full of tempting chocolates like rosemary marcona almond chocolates, white chocolate mimosa chocolates, lemon poppy seed cranberry barks and so much more.

I have always loved Santa Fe and now there is one more reason to make the trip!

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