Claudio Corallo Chocolate

• 14 January 2011

































































Last night my husband came home with a scrumptious treat for me--a brown bag from Claudio Corallo Chocolates holding a decadent oversized macaroon that was unlike any other I've tasted. I ate it quickly...too quickly...but I couldn't help myself. It was exquisite!

So...I looked up Claudio on the web and it turns out he has an amazing story. With his wife and 3 kids, he lived in a beach hut on a remote West African island, nurturing cocoa and coffee plants on his plantation. Exotic cocoa plants dotted the island, thanks to monkeys who developed a taste for the plant and happily spread the seeds across the rainforest. And now we can reap the benefits at his sweet, little chocolate shop right here in Seattle. Non-locals can take advantage of his online presence here. Yum!

p.s. you can read more about Claudio's story in a letter he wrote. I'll be thinking about this all day...incredibly inspiring.

images 1, 3 - Claudio Corallo Chocolates / image 2 - NYT

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