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Passion Chocolate Boutique

Published on November 21th, 2013 in Shopping

  • Milk Lemon & Nuts (photo courtesy of passionchocolates.cz)

  • Selection of unique tablet chocolates (photo courtesy of passionchocolates.cz)

  • Milk Coffee & Nuts (photo courtesy of passionchocolates.cz)

  • Chocolate on display (photo courtesy of passionchocolates.cz)

 

Lately there has been a surge in popularity of artisanal locally made products, particularly those of the edible variety. One that has recently come to my attention are the confections from Passion Hand Made Chocolate. This newly established, Prague-based chocolatier specializes in chocolate tablets and pralines made in the Belgian tradition (the venture is owned by Geert and Melinda, a Belgian-Hungarian couple). Blissful small bites from the praline line—Italian Plum Liqueur with White Chocolate or Limoncello in Dark Chocolate—pack plentiful flavor, but the real standouts are the unique chocolate tablets. Handcrafted by Melinda herself, each begins with an exquisite chocolate foundation to which is added exotic spices and dried fruits and nuts. I sampled three of the bestsellers: Coffee and Nuts (milk chocolate with chocolate-covered coffee beans, crushed pistachio, peanuts, and white chocolate “pearls”), Red Berries (white chocolate made with bourbon vanilla and adorned with dried raspberries and strawberries), and Pistachio and Pecans (a dark Madagascar chocolate with nutty add-ins). In all honesty, I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite; though I must say that the striking color combinations and elegant tablet shape make Passion Chocolate candy for the eyes as well as for the sweet tooth. While their boutique is located a bit outside the center, the good news is that delivery is free for orders over 1,000 CZK.
 

 

Passion Chocolate

Vrchlabska 26, Prague 9, Kbely
www.passionchocolate.cz/
tel. 777 888 722
metro C Letňany
 

Price range: Tablets start at 138 CZK-158 CZK; custom gift boxes will vary but start at 741 CZK

 

 

 

 

 

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