I found them on my visit to Chicago for my son’s graduation.
At home I broke them into pieces placed them on a big plate and covered them with a glass dome to take it to the table and present it as my new little treasure.
Olivia’s market a neighbor grocery in the heart of Bucktown, Chicago
Locally made products, hard to find specialty items, natural and organic.
While we went for a walk trying to know his neighborhood we stopped to buy some milk at his grocery store: Olivia’s Market, a lovely food store that looks like a scene coming out from a movie.
It’s a neighborhood grocery with locally made products, organic, artisan cheeses, natural Amish chicken and a beautiful selection of fresh flowers that transport you to the countryside.
But what got my attention was the great selection of chocolates. When I saw them it was love at first sight, I knew I had to try them. I bought one and on the following day I was back to get some more. They are extremely delicious, smooth melting in your mouth while you immediately get the same feeling as being in love.
Visually they are like modern art pieces to you mouth. As a texture they melt silkily, every bite finding little crunches of fruits, nuts or flowers.
They are artisan chocolates made by Ethereal. I was happy to find out they are from Illinois so they were a great goodie to bring back home. The other good thing is that they are organic,local ingredients, hand made and no preservatives, no dairy and gluten free plus most of them are vegan.
I love their combinations of flavors, like the dark chocolate with strawberries, rose petals and pink peppercorns. When you bite them they are like the beginning of a new love story.
The pistachio & cranberry has some sprinkles of sea salt that make it unforgettable every bite.
The macadamia & raspberry with lime zest has a hip look and it’s the perfect encounter between sweet and sour.
They also have olive oil meltaway, truffles, mendiants and other exciting confections with more combinations of flavors to die for.