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Located in Modica, the chocolate is as baroque as the town’s architecture. It is rich, dramatic, unabashedly opulent and unique • L’Antica Dolceria Bonajuto is legendary • Founder Francesco Bonajuto established a small patisserie and dessert shop in 1880 • The wooden-panelled shop still makes heavenly chocolate in true old style • The grainy, brittle chocolate is produced using an ancient technique in which the cocoa is cold-pressed with sugar granules and flavoured with chili, coffee, cinnamon, ginger, orange essence, pistachio, or vanilla - the lack of heat allows the full aroma of the cocoa to be conserved without the addition of fats • The nougat is sensational • Don’t miss ‘mpanatigghi’ (empanadas filled with meat and chocolate) • The shop is like a mini-museum, with detailed pictures of the chocolate-making process and big grindstones with distinctly Latin American designs www.bonajuto.it

exclusively • Her bonbons include silky truffles, crunchy pralines and soft caramels that are hand-moulded, and occasionally brushed with real specks of edible 24-karat gold or stencilled • She presents Belgian and French style fillings in amazing sweet and savoury combinations • Her signature piece, La Dolce Grapefruit, is a blend of grapefruit and caramel in a hard chocolate shell. Other unique flavors include Havana Heat, a chocolate blended with habanero peppers, and Les Nymphes, a blend of litchi pate de fruit and litchi ganache • Coukos continually adds new flavours, like the Japanese cuisine-inspired Kimono Collection, which features shiso lime and adzuki bean ganaches and soy-miso caramel • The Mysteries of Love collection is insanely delicious. There’s a passion fruit and cardamom caramel, a sea salted espresso and dark chocolate caramel, a pear caramel, a 72% Venezuelan ganache, a single malt scotch and a raspberry ganache www.chocolatmoderne.com

CACAO ET CHOCOLAT

CHRISTOPHER NORMAN CHOCOLATES

ANTICA DOLCERIA BONAJUTO Sicily, Italy

New York, United States

Paris, France

Dark chocolate squares infused with coffee, Chinese jasmine tea or Tequila with lemon • They’re desserts and digestifs all in one • The wooden gift boxes are beautifully done • The chocolates are displayed as small works of art www.cacaoetchocolat.com

CHOCOLAT MODERNE New York, United States

Joan Coukos is one of America’s most exciting chocolate innovators • She creates a line of visually stunning confections, emphasizing dark chocolate and a modern flavour palate • The chocolate is soft, silky, and seductive. Rich, novel, and dreamy • Uses Valrhona chocolate

Distinctive boxed collections, hand-painted and sculptural truffles, and innovative flavors are all essential elements in Christopher Norman Chocolates • All the chocolates are hand-made with precious ingredients from around the world • The creative and distinctive ganaches with seasonal flavors like tamarind caramel and spicy apricot • A distinguished artist gives each chocolate design and taste a superbly artistic flair • Several of the designs feature images of the artist John Down’s paintings transferred onto handpainted chocolate tiles that beautifully top the truffles, such as the Japanese-inspired Luxury Tea Collection - chocolate truffles infused with Lapsang Souchong, rose, mango and green tea - or, the Mosaic Tile Box, where rich colours are

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