Sunday, July 26, 2015

Chocolate Maya - Rosewater chocolate - July 25, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Maya
Rose - Rosewater Dark Chocolate
Good ++ - Very Good
Weight: .4 oz. (11.32 g.) (estimate) in 1 piece
Calories: 60 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $2.00 (estimate) for 1 piece
Purchased from: Chocolate Maya, Santa Barbara, CA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Santa Barbara Theme Week.

This Rose dark chocolate from Chocolate Maya (Santa Barbara, CA) was deliciously dark and authentically rose flavored. And I loved that it wasn't overly sweet.

Unfortunately, the assortment box of great chocolates I bought at Chocolate Maya last week got squashed (my fault), so this photo does not do this lovely, heart-shaped, floral chocolate justice.

Chocolate Maya is a small shop, right off State Street, the main street running through downtown Santa Barbara. It's not far from the ocean and the Santa Barbara pier -- that offers great views of the ocean, the city and the blue and dusky beige mountains as a backdrop. But, back to the chocolate...

Swiss-born owner, Maya Schoop-Rutten uses organic cocoa from "ethical plantations" in her house-made confections. Good chocolate made a difference, as did a lighter touch of sugar. Her shop also is well-stocked with high-quality chocolate single origin bars from bean-to-bar chocolate makers.

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