If you love chocolate as much as I do, then you have to pay a visit to Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am unapologetically, a hot-chocoholic! (Actually, anything chocolate is good in my book.). It’s my comfort drink of choice!
Prominently placed on my Santa Fe itinerary during my recent Road Trip through the Enchantment state, I’m happy to report, it exceeded my expectations after reading in Fodor's how it was rated among the 15 Best Places to Drink Hot Chocolate.
The friendly and happy-to-please staff will provide a tasting of any of the hot beverages, which includes dairy and non-dairy choices, as well as their own home-made ice creams. The hot chocolate elixir creations were comprised of two groups - Meso-American and European. We found ourselves tempted by the European blends and our little group circled the counter and curiously sipped a variety of samples in an effort to select our personal favorites! The taste were quite unique, each made with unexpected combinations of sweet and savory spices and ingredients.
With vegan options both in the hot chocolate elixirs and the chocolate candies, Tanya and her gang were in chocolate heaven as well! The depth of flavor and richness took all of us by surprise. But, oh, so yummy!
The Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate was sweet & salty perfection, which was Kelsey's choice (which I had to taste!) and the vegan truffle flavors included Pomegranate and Chili, several of which were scooped up by Tanya!
Definitely a highlight of my New Mexico visit, Kakawa and their unique chocolates are a must for your tastebuds!