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Life is a Cabaret of Chocolates

Cabaret Dessert Chocolates

by Sylvie Greil

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We admit we are elitists. Also when it comes to chocolate. American chocolate—safe for a few brands that shall go unnamed— just never did much for us. But the American chocolate landscape has been changing and old stereotypes are melting away. We have just come across a particularly tasty specimen: San Francisco-based Cabaret Dessert Chocolates are made from super high quality Venezuelan cacao. They are sensuous and velvety, and forgive the cliché, they really melt in the mouth.

This newcomer on the cocoa scene is the creation of Timothy Childs, a former NASA contractor who has changed careers to become a high-end chocolatier, and his partners Rob Polevoi and Mara Krausz, who want to revolutionize chocolate, or rather, celebrate a renaissance of chocolate. However you view it, we are happy to support a local endeavor that sets out to change the chocolate situation in the U.S.

See, the reason most American made chocolate is so poor, is that it is made with mostly low quality cocoa beans, extenders and lots of sugar. Polevoi went on a quest for the finest cocoa beans available and soon discovered Venezuela. The great Venezuelan cacaos are descendants of the legendary Criollo variety first encountered by the Spanish conquistadors in 16th-century Mexico.

"When I first tasted chocolate made only from fine Venezuelan cacaos, it was as if I had never tasted real chocolate before," says Polevoi.

With his past techie know-how he came up with a unique chocolate making process that creates a velvety, non-greasy, truffle like morsel. The goal was to create a product that truly reveals the fine cocoa beans.

We hope that more and more folks start appreciating fine chocolate, especially of the dark variety, as plenty of research suggests its health benefits. The antioxidants found in dark cocoa may protect your heart and arteries from oxidative damage. So enjoy and indulge—in moderation.

(Updated: 01/02/07)


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