Raffle #49: Chuao Chocolate Trio

Chuao Chocolate Variety Pack (Retail: $45.00)

The first Venezuelan chocolatier in American is based in the sleepy beach town of Encinitas, and prides itself on coming up with new and distinctive flavors. Even though San Diego tried to keep the Antonorsi brothers and their fabulous chocolate a secret, they’ve managed to spread nationwide to stores like Whole Foods, Crate & Barrel and of course, hotels like the ever so frou-frou La Costa Resort & Spa. This variety pack includes a few little somethings from across their menu, just enough to get you hooked and start searching for their tasty treats in your neck of the woods.

ChocoPod Matchbooks: These handy packs each hold 6 ChocoPods, little portable bits of indulgence that are perfect for stashing in your desk drawer for those days when the boss just won’t leave you alone or the phone won’t stop that infernal ringing. Included are 1 pack each of 4 different flavors: Passion (dark chocolate filled with passion fruit), Modena (dark chocolate filled with strawberry & balsamic), Candela (dark chocolate filled with spicy macadamia praline) and Banana (milk chocolate filled with banana caramel).

Winter Hot Chocolate: That stuff in the paper envelopes that you’ve been drinking isn’t even in the same family as this stuff. Featuring all the spices and flavors of winter including ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, this hot chocolate is a cup of pure chocolate bliss. It’s the perfect thing to enjoy after an afternoon of tromping through the snow. (It’s also perfect to enjoy if there’s a slight nip in the air, or you’re watching an old sappy movie.)

Chuao Chocolate Bars: Even though their truffles are amazing and their hot chocolate is to die for, there’s something to be said for the way they take something as simple as a chocolate bar and turn it into something new. Included in this pack is a Firecracker bar (dark chocolate bar with chipotle, salt and popping candy; must be tasted to be believed!) and a Panko bar (dark chocolate bar with toasted panko bread crumbs and sea salt; think grown-up Crunch bar). These will be the perfect thing to enjoy on your sad, sad flight home from Weetacon!

Donated by Kevin

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