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Jan 25, 2014
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Chocolate Treats Across Connecticut: Pancakes With Chips to Banana Chimichanga, Even Chocolate Truffle Stout

Chocolate Treats Across Connecticut: Pancakes With Chips to Banana Chimichanga, Even Chocolate Truffle Stout

February may be cold, but hearts still melt on Valentine’s Day. A box of chocolates is classic on this holiday of love, but here are a few more ways to get your chocolate fix.

Ever feel like dessert for breakfast? Chip’s Family Restaurant in Orange serves a sweet special called The Choc-a-Holic: five of their famous buttermilk pancakes packed with milk and white chocolate chips. The icing on the pancake is the chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Head to Klekolo World Coffee in Middletown for their enchanting signature espresso drink, the Witch’s Brew, a unique concoction of chocolate, caramel and hazelnut with espresso.

South Norwalk’s Chocopologie Café dedicates its craft to creating delectable confections. Don’t miss Dessert in a Jar: chocolate cake, dark chocolate ganache and vanilla ice cream dressed with bits of butter crunch and whipped cream. Choose a few specialty truffles to take home on the way out. One of chocolate’s greatest charms is its ability to pair well with so many flavors—banana, for instance.

At Agave Grill in Hartford, there’s banana chimichanga, a banana deep-fried in a cinnamon-flour tortilla, coated in chocolate sauce and topped with honey whipped cream.

We still love ice cream, even when the weather outside is frightful; we’re sweet on the Brownie Overload sundae at Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream. Enjoy any flavor you like scooped over half a brownie, topped with hot fudge, M&Ms, walnuts, whipped cream and a cherry. The brownie’s other half completes the treat, crumbled on top.

If you prefer something hot, order a Chocolate Covered Raspberry from The Bridge House in Milford. This coffee drink gets its name from the Chambord and Godiva White Chocolate that make it all the cozier.

Last but not least, Thomas Hooker Brewery has collaborated with Munson’s Chocolates to create Chocolate Truffle Stout, a malty brew generously spiked with cocoa. Pounds of cocoa nibs are added at the end of the fermentation process to intensify the flavor and aroma. You can get this seasonal stout at Thomas Hooker in Bloomfield and at many liquor stores and bars.
 

 

Chocolate Treats Across Connecticut: Pancakes With Chips to Banana Chimichanga, Even Chocolate Truffle Stout

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