Featured in our February Rock ‘n’ Rose Pedicure is handmade chocolate from our neighbors at Xocolatl.
This small batch chocolate company, owned and operated by couple Elaine Read and Matt Weylandt, uses only the best cacao beans which are inspect by hand before being transformed into luxurious hand made chocolate bars. Each bar is made from scratch in the Xocolatl micro-factory located at Krog St. Market and is made from cacao that is sustainably and ethically grown on small farms throughout the Americas and East Africa.
Originally from Virginia and Atlanta respectively, Elaine and Matt lived a spell in Costa Rica, where they apprenticed under local chocolate makers and learned the secrets of making craft ‘bean to bar’ chocolates. With this knowledge, they have crafted their chocolate in the traditional form, using only two ingredients – cacao and organic cane sugar.
“There is no added cocoa butter, no soy emulsifiers and no fillers of any kind so that what you taste is the true flavor of the chocolate from different regions.”
What does this mean?
All of their chocolate is 100% vegan, soy and gluten free!
Go ahead and book your Rock ‘n’ Rose Pedicure here and sample some of their best selling bars: Kissed Mermaid (a milk chocolate that contains a vegan coconut milk and vanilla infused sea salt) and Nicaragua (72% Dark chocolate containing only cacao and organic sugar). Or take a stroll down to Krog St. Market after your services and check out their set up.