Tucked away in a small alley in Inman Park is a chocolate laboratory that will change your definition of chocolate. Cacao Atlanta specializes in small batches of artisan chocolates. Make no mistake, this is serious chocolate.
Kristen Hard, the owner of Cacao, and her passionate staff love chocolate and it shows. The boutique is beautiful with chocolate artfully displayed everywhere.
Selections range from chocolate dipped marshmallows to small intense pieces of dark chocolate infused with flavors like basil, lavender, and bourbon.
Handmade caramels, truffles, hot chocolate and my favorite, The Chocolate Salami (a concoction of dark chocolate with amaretto butter biscotti), round out the rest of the collection.
Cacao stands apart, not only in the product selection, but also the ingredients as well. Kristen travels to the Caribbean several times a year to purchase organic cacao beans from independent farmers. It’s important to her to not only personally source her own ingredients, but also to maintain fair, working relationships with her vendors as well.
Cacao Atlanta is located at 312C North Highland Ave. For more information visit. www.cacaoatlanta.com