Magazine article USA TODAY

Chocolate Indulgence around the Clock

Magazine article USA TODAY

Chocolate Indulgence around the Clock

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The name Cacaocuvee translates into "small-batch chocolate" Cacaocuvee chocolates are made fresh to order every day using fresh fruit zests, whole spices, vanilla beans, luscious cream, and the finest bittersweet and milk chocolate. Each chocolate is rolled and tempered by hand.

Chili Pepper is one of the most popular flavors, with a special blend of chilies and organic cinnamon creating a delayed heat that warms the back of your throat. Apricot Fig, Cardamom Cream, Chambord, Cinnamon, Espresso, Hazelnut, Lemongrass, Lemon Cream, Matcha, Mandarin Orange, Peanut Butter, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Sake, Sesame, Vanilla, and Walnut Honey are other choices.

In addition, dark chocolate and milk chocolate Galapagos are the Cacaocuvee version of turtles on steroids. A handful of freshly roasted walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and pistachios are layered with a generous slab of homemade caramel and slathered with bittersweet or milk chocolate. One Galapagos is large enough to share with a friend, but why would anyone do that?

Cacaocuvee has been making caramel from a family recipe that dates back to the 1800s. …

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