Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Houston: The Chocolate Lounge

Old Town Spring, Texas has character, even in the daytime.  I can only image its fun at night or on the weekends.  I had no idea this little enclave of cool shops and restaurants even existed under the flight path to Bush Intercontinental Airport, a stones throw from the Woodlands.

Avery Smith could be the Mayor of Old Town.  She grew up in this area and suggested several other places to visit before I headed back to the freeway and on to Houston- a real ambassador if the area.

But the reason I stopped, wasn't for a tour of Spring, it was to sample what I had heard was terrific chocolate that she makes or imports- and it was well worth the stop.  I really enjoyed meeting Avery. She is the real deal.  "The Chocolate Lounge is boutique style chocolate shop" and so much more. They host showers and parties.  Her love for the area, chocolate and people comes through in her little shop.
Her chocolates are also something for people to crow about.

Amongst the goodies I tried were Smoked Venezuelan Maracaibo Chocolate w/Red Hawaiian Sea Salt- excellent.

Apamate Patron Cigar Chocolate, a Dark Chocolate Infused with the essence of a Padron 64 and made into the ultimate Port Chocolate- very unique.

Hood River Dark Cherry Pinot Truffles,  Pinot infused Cherries blended with dark chocolate ganache to compliment a great Pinot Noir

3- Bean Truffle (Vanilla, Cocoa, Coffee), Mint Oreo Cookie Bite, Peppermint Bark Bon Bon, Toffee Bon Bon- Excellent!

There is a lot more to The Chocolate Lounge than these treats, with plans to grow, so stop by and enjoy.

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