Chuao Chocolatier (pronounces Chew-Wow) is the first Venezuelan chocolatier based in the United States. Founded by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard, they are pioneering Fusion Chocolate.
They have an entire line of new chocolate bars available in 2012, including Maple Bacon, Dark Chocolate Nut Nirvana, Firecracker, Honeycomb, Milk Chocolate Nut Nirvana, Potato Chip, Salted Chocolate Crunch, and Spicy Maya.
For those interested in a 60-calorie chocolate snack, the Sweet & Salty ChocoPod explodes with flavor. A touch of sea salt has swirled its way into Chuao’s signature sweet milk chocolate to create the perfect blend of sweet and salty.
Although I appreciate good chocolate, my husband is the one who is obsessed in our house. He particularly loves dark chocolate. The Firecracker (sea salt, smoky chipotle, & popping candy), Honeycomb (honey in crisp bits), and Spicy Maya (cinnamon, pasilla chile, & cayenne) Bars were perfect for him!
I am more of a milk chocolate girl and tried out the Maple Bacon (just what it sounds like!). I know it sounds like a strange combination, but it was surprisingly delicious. It had kind of a salty bite to it, at the same time as being sweet and creamy.
I also loved the Sweet & Salty ChocoPod. Mmm… It’s only 60 calories and is pretty amazing! I love the fun pairings that Chuao Chocolatier comes up with in their chocolate bars. The chocolate is incredibly creamy and sweet, paired with fun new flavors.
You can buy Chuao Chocolate Bars ($4.99) and the ChocoPods ($1.00), and more, at their online store.
Disclosure: I received an assortment of New Chuao Chocolate Bars in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.