Chocolate Over the Top

   Animas Chocolate Company,
Not your average chocolate shop!
It’s Chocolate with passion! At least these chocolatiers are passionate about it!                Their motto: lose your soul to Chocolate…      And I did!                    

 I am a chocolate connoisseur or at least a chocoholic so when we happened upon this little business, tucked sweetly into the quaint and scenic town of Durango Colorado, you know I’d have to drop in.
       Walking through the door, we were promptly greeted and handed a sample of their hot chocolate (in real cups!) made from their “smelting choctolate”.  When they’re making chocolates, the leftover chocolate is collected, shaved and sold in bags for hot cocoa and it’s divine!
     Here, there are no Wilton melting chocolates or tins of Hershey’s cocoa. These ladies order the dried fermented cacao beans from Brazil and Bolivia,  roast and grind them here theirselves! Who does that!                                 We were given pods from both, crushed the pods between our fingers and sampled the nibs from each country, discovering the subtle yet distinct flavor of both. Truly a chocolate experience you won’t want to miss in Durango.

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