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New Chocolatier

BerkshireTsarina Jan 14, 2009 10:54 AM

Stockbridge now has a chocolate shop that looks like the one in the film Chocolat (without Johnny Depp, it's true, but an attractive proprietress).
Just stopped by to check it out and had little cups of hot chocolate, VERY delicious. She sells artisanal chocolates, including local Chocolate Springs but also Italian, German, others. Fancy small cakes also, and gelato, etc.
In the mews next to Once Upon a Table (around the corner from Red Lion Inn), in what used to be the Origins Gallery. A welcome addition to town! Nothing like hot chocolate in subzero temperatures....

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  1. BerkshireTsarina RE: BerkshireTsarina Jan 14, 2009 10:56 AM

    Dumbo (brain freeze becuz of weather?) --- the name is Peace, Love & Chocolate.

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      mjoyous RE: BerkshireTsarina Jan 14, 2009 11:52 AM

      Geeze, Tsarina, now I have to get myself down to Stockbridge! How would you compare her hot chocolate to that at Chocolate Springs?

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        BerkshireTsarina RE: mjoyous Jan 14, 2009 01:01 PM

        Joyous, for openers, the cup is smaller. OTOH it costs less, $2.50 for straight up, $2.75 for a flavor (I had Tahitian vanilla). Next time I plan to try chipotle and cinnamon. Josh's chocolate is rich, but I think maybe this is even richer. Pure melted chocolate, you really need to eat it with the little spoon rather than sip it. Made from Marie Belle chocolate (I didn't know it), one of the brands she carries, along with chocolates from Michel Cluzel (?), Chocolate Springs, and some others. In the summer it'll probably be a madhouse, we try to avoid Stockbridge in the summer; but meanwhile it's a cozy little nest in which to come in from the cold. I love Chocolate Springs, too; but there's no such thing as too many chocolate shops! If you go, let me know what you think.
        And Morganna, yes, it's Stockbridge, MA.

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          mjoyous RE: BerkshireTsarina Jan 15, 2009 05:06 AM

          Thanks for the info! I stopped at Chocolate Springs last week on my way to a haircut, and my major objection to Josh's hot chocolate is the serving is too large. And, of course, for us chocoholics, there is no such thing as too chocolaty!
          I've seen the Marie Belle products but never tried them, and the Tahitian hc sounds way too good. Got to get down there soon!

    2. Morganna RE: BerkshireTsarina Jan 14, 2009 12:08 PM

      That's Stockbridge, MA, right?

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