This weekend Joe’s parents were in town visiting and we decided to try something new. Joe’s dad found an ad in the Independent Weekly for a new chocolatier in downtown Raleigh. So before we headed to Southpoint mall in Durham for dinner and shopping we stopped by Escazu. Escazu Chocolates hand makes all of their specialty chocolates in house! Obviously, at a boutique chocolate store they make unique blends of chocolate bars. We bought a few samples including, Chocolate with Organic Bananas and Spices, The Beaufort Bar with Sea Salt and Chocolate with Chipotle Chili & Vanilla. My personal favorite was the one with Bananas. The Sea Salt bar was a great mixture of salty and sweet. The chili bar was HOT! I had the smallest nibble and it almost knocked me off my feet. I don’t think baby Lieb appreciated it either since later that evening he/she had the hiccups.
They also offer boxed chocolates like truffles and bonbons which make for a great gift and at their store front you can get drinking chocolate and scratch made ice cream.
If you’re into exotic flavors you should check out Escazu!