Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Best of Santa Fe, On the Chocolate Trail, Casa Escondida B&B



Enjoy the best of Santa Fe Chocolates! Let Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast be your guide along the Santa Fe Chocolate Trail. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a Santa Fe area B&B (only 35 minutes north of Santa Fe) that is located in historic Chimayo, NM. When you consider what to do on your Santa Fe vacation, dining on chocolate may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, because we LOVE chocolate, we subscribe to the belief that the eating of chocolate falls into the category of being a Santa Fe activity and attraction. So, where do you go to dine of the territories finest, gourmet chocolates while on your Santa Fe getaway? Is it a Santa Fe cafĂ©, bakery, coffee shop or pastry shop? Here is a short list of what we consider to be the top 5 chocolatiers in Santa Fe: C.G. Higgins Confections; The Chocolatesmith; Kakawa Chocoate House; Todos Santo Chocolates and confections; CoCopelli Chocolatier.
C.G. Higgins Confections has been featured on The Food Network for their award winning artisan chocolates. They are makers of decadent chocolate truffles, chocolate sipping drinks and more. The Chocolatesmith  (also featured on The Food Network), specializes in fresh dark chocolate that is handmade daily. Kakawa Chocolate House (also featured on The Food Network)  is very unique in that they specialize in authentic Meso-American and historic European chocolate drinks. You will also love their intense truffles, tortes and cakes. All handmade with the finest chocolate and chiles (yes, chiles). Stop by and visit the folks Todos Santos Chocolates and Confections. Their handmade sweet creations include truffles, toffee and gold or silver leaf covered chocolate Milagros (a milagro is a religious folk charm that is traditionally used for healing purposes), as well as chocolates from around the world. CoCopelli Chocolatier (one of the newest Santa Fe chocolatiers) offers gourmet chocolate truffles (traditional and fun-filled) and chocolate-dipped confections. If you decide to venture south to Madrid (south of Santa Fe on Highway 14), be sure to stop at Shugarman's Little Chocolate Shop. Their chocolate creations are to-die-for. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has plenty of wonderful rooms available, where you can sleep-off your chocolate coma, after your day along gourmet chocolate trail. Enjoy!

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