Sunday, August 22, 2010

Locally Foreign Findings #4: South American Chocolate

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One of the things I have yet to understand about Atlanta and the south is the lack of chocolatiers in the area. Yes, Georgia has local confectionaries in the area. However, most of them include more fudge or over sugared, wax chocolate. Do not get me wrong – the fudge in the region tastes great if you are in fact a fudge fan. However, good gourmet chocolates are overall a huge challenge to both, the area and the country in general.

I was anxiously curious when I discovered LW Chocolatier at Buckhead One Plaza next to the St. Regis. I could not wait to see what this place had to offer, especially knowing the fact that the boutique comes from a 65 year Swiss style chocolate making tradition in Argentina.

At $60 per pound, the chocolates taste pretty good. I enjoy the champagne truffles and dulce de leche chocolates. The fruit centered chocolates tend to melt in your mouth with ease so I recommend giving those a chance. The chocolate is generally rich and full of flavor so do be prepared even if you choose milk chocolate.

Have I tasted better? Yes, in my opinion but I definitely give brownie points to them for bringing the gourmet chocolate competition to the Atlanta area other than Godiva, See’s Candy and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Please, do make a visit. 

LW Chocolatier

One Buckhead Plaza

3060 Peachtree Road NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

404.372.7541

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