This past week I went to my first Blog & Tweet Meet-Up at Cocoanuts Boston, a chocolate and confection shop in the North End. On a chilly and windy January evening, the storefront looked extra inviting.
We were welcomed by store owners Jen and Tara and event co-hosts, Jen Dorman of Boston Bachelorette and Kerrie Urban of Urban Foodie Finds. Bloggers mingled, sipped champagne, tasted small bites, and got the opportunity to chat with two local artisans. Rebecca Novak of Yes Chocolates, based in Brookline, offered samples of her chocolate covered brownie bites, sticky bun chocolates, and the “perfect pour” – a Guinness stout ganache in dark chocolate. Heather and Melissa Forrester were also there talking about their company, Little Bits Toffee. Their coconut flavored toffee topped my list.
The store was decked out for Valentine’s Day and beautifully merchandised. It has a boutique feel and every product they carry, in addition to tasting delicious, is visually captivating too. Some of the products are worth purchasing for the packaging alone! I especially loved the wall of chocolate bars at the entrance of the store.
It was the perfect time to pick up some Valentine’s gifts and grabbed a box of sea salt caramels as part of a present for Allie Lehman’s Valentine’s Day City Swap and a couple of goodies for myself. If you’re in the market for Valentine’s confections Cocoanuts is the place to head!
Thanks again to Jen & Kerrie of Blog and Tweet Boston for organizing this great event!
4 thoughts on “Chocolate Tasting at Cocoanuts”
mmmm. i wish i had known about this one! i am a sucker for a good dark chocolate!
Ahh I wish too! I would have loved it if you were there. Blog and Tweet Boston has a couple other fun events coming up.
This is such a beautifully artistic blog post. You have an excellent eye! Thanks for coming to the event – glad you had a good time 🙂
Aw Jen you are too sweet. Looking forward to more great Blog & Tweet Boston events!