NM, Santa Fe – Kakawa Chocolate House


Tofu Mom shared her wonderful experience at this "chocolate house" on her blog, Vegan Food: More Than Tofu & Sprouts. Just a quote from her here:

"The drinking chocolates are served in tiny demitasse cups. A good thing, as they're strong, dark, sometimes unsweetened and VERY intense. They're also almost all dairy free since ancient recipes didn't use dairy in their chocolate ("…based upon Pre-Columbian/Mesoamerican anthropological and historic culinary research" – YAY!) You need to try it if you're at all a chocolate fan, they even have free samples!"

I also found out that most of the chocolate truffles are dairy free. The chocolate purveyor himself stated, "I use different liquids to make my ganaches' – oat milk or fruit juices or hydrosols (floral waters) or spirits. Most truffle ganaches's are sweetened with either agave nectar or honey too. All of my baked goods/tortes&cakes are wheat free and I do make gluten free baked goods as well."

And another quote, this one from Kakawa Chocolate's website:

"We are a specialty chocolate company located in the beautiful high desert town of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our passion is authentic and historic drinking chocolate elixirs."

They seem to be open daily, during what I would call "tea house hours."

See their website for hours and for more information: www.kakawachocolates.com

Location: 1050 E. Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-982-0388; Toll-free: 866-982-0388

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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