Chocolate Decadence In Barnstable

Source: Barnstable-Hyannis.Patch.com

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Locals on Cape Cod are no stranger to fabulous food and decadent desserts – especially anything made at the Cape Cod Chocolatier.

The operation is run by Carol and Rob Cronin and it has become so popular, they’ve moved three times since opening in 2002! Their latest move came in 2008 when they set up in the Bell Tower Mall in Centerville MA where, according to Carol, they had a much larger kitchen space and by adding ice cream, they could successfully “expand their market to year round.”

Both Carol and Rob are very familiar with the world of desserts. Carol’s family owned a French bakery in Pocasset MA in the late 1970s and early 1980s. There she apprenticed under seasoned pastry chefs, and hired Rob, a culinary school graduate, in 1983. Four years later, they were married.

Carol made wedding cakes and Rob moved into the supply end of super premium chocolates, consulting with confectioners throughout New England. It was during this time that Rob learned how to craft chocolate “from bean to end product.” Because of Rob’s experience in the supply end, he recognizes that producing quality and fine chocolate begins with the selection of ingredients. At Cape Cod Chocolatier they use fresh, cream, butter and nuts, not to mention the best flavor cacao beans that have been properly roasted, fermented, ground and mixed. Most of the chocolate blends that Rob and Carol select come from the Ivory Coast of West Africa.

Uniqueness and quality are two characteristics that set the Cape Cod Chocolatier apart from other similar businesses. Their most popular treats are turtles and truffles. And, around Valentine’s Day, they produce thousands of chocolate covered strawberries.

All of the chocolate is slowly cooked in copper kettles—to provide even distribution of heat– and hand stirred with wooden paddles– to ensure the candy is thoroughly mixed. The candy must be brought to the perfect temperature in order to maintain the best taste and quality.

Treat Yourself On Cape Cod

The chocolate recipes developed and carried at the at Cape Cod Chocolatier have become a time-honored tradition. Come see for yourself on your next Cape Cod Vacation. Book a stay at one of the fabulous Cape Cod Hotels – and indulgence in the rich decadence of chocolate made at the Chocolatier.

It’ll be a treat – and a Cape Cod vacation – you won’t soon forget.


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