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Artopia 2013

Art: NounThe expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture,...: "the art of the Renaissance"Works produced by such skill and imagination.Utopia: NounAn imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.That pretty much sums up the 6th annual Artopia event happening on August 29th at 2720 Cherokee street.  Dedicated to the local Read More...

Mocha Caramels for Kids!

It’s that time again…the 22nd Annual Kookin for Kids!  Each year, local restaurants and mixologists lend their skills to provide fantastic food and drinks for guests.  The kicker is that local St. Louis celebrities turn out to serve these tasty morsels.  That’s right – you could be offered a canapé by Cardinals legend Lou Brock, or a taco by Mayor Francis Slay. Its a fun night for all, and the proceeds benefit the St. Vincent Home for Children, an organization that Read More...

Saucy Soiree 2013

Summer evenings in St. Louis are filled with BBQ’s, pool parties and a chance to spend time with friends.  Our friends at Sauce Magazine are planning quite a party this Sunday -- we'll be there, and you should be there, too.The Saucy Soiree on Sunday, June 30th is the magazine’s annual tribute to St. Louis’ best restaurants and food purveyors.  The winners of the Readers’ Choice Award are announced that evening, and you will get a chance to sample offerings from many Read More...

Taste of India Confections

Welcome to the latest Kakao Peculiar Pairing, with the Taste of India! We've got some great treats for you this time, with some really exotic flavors. On the upper left is Tracy’s Tamarin Apple Butter Caramel, made with apple butter and tamarind chutney caramel. It's dipped in semisweet chocolate and topped with a piece of dried apple dusted in a chili powder blend. To the right of that is Natalie’s Gulab Jamun Bonbons: milk chocolate cream ganache with cardamom, rosewater, and a toasted Read More...

Walking on the Wild Side (Zoofari edition)

Eating Kakao Chocolate can be sort of an adventure, don’t you think? Sometimes our flavor combinations are kind of wild. We work to put as much effort in making it fun to eat our chocolate as we do making it delicious.This Friday, June 21, Kakao Chocolate joins a whole herd of regional food purveyors to help the St. Louis Zoo celebrate their bi-annual Zoofari fundraising event.  You can get more information about this ticketed event, which runs 7 - Read More...

Father’s Day Secret

We know a secret, and it is about your dad.Your dad loves chocolate.  We know you thought it was just your mom, but it’s really your dad, too.   Yes, all year he manages to convince you that it’s your mother who needs the chocolate for the holidays or a birthday party. But really it is for him.We’ve seen your dad at Kakao Chocolate, and for the longest time, he had us fooled, too. We figured it out one day Read More...

Taste of Maplewood 2013

Our summer dance card is starting to fill up, and you are just as likely to find us out of the shop as you are to find us in the shop.  There's so much going on we feel like we're On Tour, but we're excited to be part of some of the area’s summer festivals.One of our favorites is the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Taste of Maplewood on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 9 p.m. in downtown Maplewood.  Read More...

Off-White Wedding

Are your wedding bells ringing in the not-too-distant future? Is it time for you to start planning that very special day? And are you looking for something to make your wedding special, maybe a bit non-traditional? Lucky for you, the Off White Wedding Show 2013 is taking place on March 9th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and March 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mad Art Gallery. (Ooh, we love the name of this event -- it reminds us Read More...

Outfitting your Valentine Adventure

Cupid, draw back your bow, and let your arrow go . . . Valentine’s Day is burning a mark on the stark and barren February calendar as if it were molten lava; you cannot ignore it, nor should you. It's not just a day, it is the destination of a long journey, and you want to share that moment with the person who got you there. Kakao Chocolate is a trading post for that destination. We hope to be on the Read More...

Traveling Tea

You do not have to be the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey to enjoy a spot of tea -- it has universal appeal.  Tea is one of the simplest of hot beverages to prepare but the ingredients can be daunting.  Tea offers a myriad of taste sensations made rich from spices and herbs that delight you with each sip. Of course, you want to do your tea right. At Kakao Chocolate, we offer Traveling Tea.  Traveling Tea, like Kakao Chocolate, is Read More...