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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.