I am going to keep today’s blog post short and sweet to share one of my favorite chocolate shops in the South West. One of my loves is supporting local bakeshops and restaurants knowing full well how hard it is to open and sustain a good working business in the food industry. I hope to use my platform to throw some love their way!
Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite places in Arizona to go if I want a sweet treat. If you googled “Chocofin” the first search result would be Chocofin Chocolatier in Fountain Hills, AZ with a 4.7 rating and 29 google reviews. If you scroll down the page you would see that they have an overwhelming response on the internet with good ratings
on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook along with being featured on Wedding Wire as well.
I am sure most of you have never even heard of Fountain Hills and have maybe never even been to Phoenix in the first place. A lot of people think that the desert is just a dry hole from hell with scorching summers and dull winters. Being a Phoenician myself I am truly proud of where I come from. I will always argue that you do not know the beauty of the desert until you hike through the Superstition Mountains after a good rain and the smell of the desert. It immediately transports me back home.
My mom works at a local paper in Fountain Hills and interviewed the owners many years back for an article in her magazine. She thought their chocolate craftmanship was unique impressive. She brought me up to take a look at their chocolate case since I was still in high school and was eager to explore the world of pastry.
I recently went back for Christmas and brought my boyfriend, Charles to taste and experience the beauty of good chocolates and truffles. Their chocolate ice cream is to die for because it is super rich and extremely cold which is like heaven when the temperature is 115 F outside.
If you are ever in the area make a stop to taste some of their chocolates! Some of my personal favorites are the Chocolate Covered Cherry, the Espresso, Hazelnut Croquantine, Black Currant Marzipan and Salted Whiskey Caramel. OH MY GOD that hazelnut paste they use in the Hazelnut Croquantine is TO DIE FOR. We used the same type of hazelnut paste at JWU and I always tried to taste a little bit before class let out. I could take a bath in that stuff.
Do you have a favorite Chocolatier or bakeshop I should feature next in your city? I am going to SEATTLE for my birthday trip this year. If you know of any places I need to hit up while in the city just let me know! I would love to hear your suggestions!
I hope you have a chance of stopping by and supporting their local business! If you do I would love to see what you try! Take a picture of your truffles and post them in the comments below. I posted some pictures below of the chocolates I got on my recent trip home. Also if you want to check out their website click here.
Have a good day!