Category Archives: Kakao Around Town

Holiday Confections

Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow . . . is there an app for that?  Probably, but we are offering you some tactile and unplugged options to make the kids from 1 to 99 smile and enjoy the holidays.  You won’t need to log-in to bring glee and delight to all if you simply stop by our shops and get a real taste of the holidays. Our Kakao Chocolate holiday confections are multi-purpose.  Hang some Holiday Tree Lollies around Read More...

Gooey Butter Cake

Don’t look now but we have a TV star in our shop, and you can take that star home with you!  Yes, this is true -- voted “Best Gooey Butter Cake” on the Food Network’s Food Feuds, we are now offering Park Avenue Coffee’s Ann & Allen Gooey Butter Cake.   Most anybody from St. Louis is familiar with Gooey Butter Cake not everybody is familiar with chocolate Gooey Butter Cake. If you’re not from St. Louis (or you have been Read More...

‘Twas the Night Before Kakao

If you haven't seen our holiday window display at Kakao Maplewood, you should. If you can't, here's the poem our own Jen Weinman wrote for us, and for you. Happy Holidays, everyone! Twas the shop in St. Louis, just there in town, Where tremendous confections were made by the pound. The chocolate was tempered and poured into molds In hopes that our customers would be so bold. The caramels were nestled all snug in the case, Their salt-topped Read More...

Panforte anyone?

Jokes about fruit cake are as perennial as Christmas carols wafting through the airwaves starting the day after Halloween. Some will boast they have built fortresses with the holiday "treats" they have accumulated over the years, and others use them as anchors on their summer boat down at the lake. The Fig & Walnut Panforte we have at Kakao, which is imported from Italy, won't last long enough to build anything but a desire for more, and will anchor your Read More...

Journey to Columbia (Missouri)

Just when you think one tour is over, you find yourself embarking on a glorious trip far away from the normalcy of the everyday on another delicious adventure. At Kakao, our tickets to paradise are all-inclusive travel packages that begin with a chocolate base that is artisan crafted in Columbia, Missouri.  Perhaps this is not the most exotic location but don’t fret, Patric Chocolates will take you places.  Patric is an American craft chocolate company that makes  bean-to-bar chocolate, built Read More...

Scones, anyone?

It is snowing out and you're snuggled in bed giving your feet a pep talk, trying desperately to convince them that the cold floor they are about to touch is bearable. Completely bearable. Then, while you are talking to your feet, your nose sends off an alarm as the aroma of fresh baked scones wafts through the house. Someone is baking breakfast! You leap from bed with such joy your feet barely touch the floor as you shoot for the warmth of Read More...

Thanksgiving Checklist, Pre- and Post-

1. Stop in to Kakao chocolate TODAY for your hostess gifts for tomorrow. 2. Tomorrow, give thanks. You have more than most. 3. On Black Friday, well, here are some thoughts. Life is going into warp speed on the cusp of the holiday season and you are being sucked into a black hole known as the shopping mall.  Make it stop!  Yes, you can do that and slow life down so you can enjoy your time with your family and friends. First, we Read More...

Chocolate Turkeys!

The centerpiece of the traditional Thanksgiving meal is the famous American Turkey, roasted with stuffing and served with all the fixings.  We think it's time to raise the bar on presentation and wow your guests with a table set to truly celebrate autumn, the harvest, togetherness and, of course, chocolate. Yes, we are suggesting a different take on what is showcased by adding a beautiful Kakao Chocolate turkey to the table. Chocolate works perfectly with the fall color palate and blends Read More...

Honey Pairing at Kakao

Did you know local honey may help your allergies? Or that the same bee hive can produce different flavored honeys at the same time?  Or that bees do a dance to tell their co-workers where the best flowers are?Join us on Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at Kakao Maplewood (7272 Manchester) for a very special event -- a Local Honey Tasting and Pairing. Mary Ellen Raymond, a local beekeeper, farmer, and Maplewood Farmers Market Vendor, will lead us Read More...

November is Hot Chocolate Month

Are you ready for something different? Like a different hot chocolate? How about a different Kakao hot chocolate every day in November? That's right! During the month of November, every day we're going to offer a different hot chocolate, by the cup. So Tuesday, November 6, we'll be serving Peppermint White Hot Chocolate. And Saturday, November 10, we'll be serving Butterscotch Hot Chocolate. On the 21st we'll be serving Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate. All our hot chocolate is made with real chocolate, the Read More...