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    Gourmet Chocolate and Treats

    Gourmet Chocolate and Treats

    Kirsten Clark September 21, 2014 No Comments

     

    Fun Mirolo logo on the wall as you walk into the shop.

    Fun Mirolo logo on the wall as you walk into the shop.

    I can’t remember the exact reason I came across Mirolo Chocolatiers (I am guessing it was Facebook), but when I looked up their menu, and they had drinking chocolate, I knew I had to try it.

    This amazing piece lit up the shop.

    This amazing lighting piece lit up the shop.

     

    We loved the colors of this tile wall.

    We loved the colors of this tile wall.

    Located in Lake Oswego, Ore., Mirolo produces cakes, chocolates, ice cream, sodas and drinking chocolate. They use chocolate from Valrhona. As I learn more about drinking chocolate and the whole world of chocolate, I am finding it very interesting to find out where different shops and chocolatiers source their chocolate from. Valrhona actually controls all aspects of its chocolate production including owning cocoa plantations in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. From my tasting experiences, I can atest to the high-chocolate they produce!

    We noticed these homemade chocolate marshmallows right away!

    We noticed these homemade chocolate marshmallows right away!

    Now that I have shared some fun facts, let’s get down to the good part! We went for the drinking chocolate and then we enjoyed a few extras as well! 

    The drinking chocolate was dark, rich and smooth. It was the kind of drink you would want to drink slowly and really savor. The homemade marshmallow was dense and melted slowly into the drink, it was beyond yummy! 

    Here is our cup of drinking chocolate. It was nice and chocolatey!

    Here is our cup of drinking chocolate. It was nice and chocolatey!

    We were also struck by the beauty of the hand-made chocolate at Mirolo. The shop includes a window into the kitchen where you can actually watch the chocolates being made. That added another fun level to the experience. The owners were also kind enough to let us sample a couple of the chocolates. We tried the green tea and grape flavored treats. Both were delicious, but I preferred the subtle sweetness and flavor of the green tea chocolate.

    Here are a few of the chocolates being handcrafted while we visited Mirolo

    Here are a few of the chocolates being handcrafted while we visited Mirolo.

     

    The chocolates that the Mirolo staff let us sample.

    The chocolates that the Mirolo staff let us sample.

    And to top off the visit, we had to try the salted caramel ice cream. I mean, who can really pass up small-batch, homemade ice cream? It was luxurious and creamy with the perfect balance of savory from the salt!

    Not only was this salted caramel ice cream delicious, the presentation was just right!

    Not only was this salted caramel ice cream delicious, the presentation was just right!

    We really enjoyed everything we sampled at Mirolo. The cakes and other desserts looked amazing as well. But sadly, as I was finishing up this blog post I went back to Mirolo’s website and it appears they have closed. This is too bad. As you can see from the pictures, it was really fun place with lots of great gourmet chocolate and treats to try and enjoy.

    READ:   Science Says Hot Chocolate is Healthier than Coffee.

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