Chocolates make the perfect gift, not just on Valentine's day, but any day of the year. For the best chocolates in Houston, head to Cacao & Cardamom located in the Centre of Post Oak on Westheimer. There you will find Annie Rupani, the guru of all things chocolate. Initially, Annie used dark chocolate as part of her weight loss regimen. However, that love of chocolate eventually developed into a flourishing career that has made her one of Houston's top Chocolatiers.
Annie is able to harness the flavors and smells of her South Asian background in order to create delectable flavor combinations such as Guava Tamarind, Cardamom Rose, and 5 Spice Praline. Cardamom is used in Indian and Middle Eastern Cooking. It is a member of the ginger family and has aromatic herbal and citrus notes. In addition to unique flavors, Annie uses chocolate sourced from 20 different chocolate makers around the world including Venezuela, Bolivia, and Madagascar.
In addition to bon bons and truffles, Cacao & Cardamom sells hot chocolate, coffee, tea, gelato, and gifts suitable for weddings or party favors. Annie also hosts events throughout the year that focus on chocolate education and pairings. I attended a chocolate and whiskey tasting and was very surprised at how well the two go together. Although, I love all the chocolates there, my favorite has to be the Cardamom truffle. The subtle spice paired with the richness of the chocolate is truly a winning combination. Cacao & Cardamom is definitely your one stop shop for all things chocolate.
Cacao & Cardamom
5000 Westheimer, Suite 602
Houston, Texas 77056
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