It's no secret, we LOVE really good chocolate — in all kinds of forms — here at Pretty Things & Cool Stuff (Just do a search on "chocolate").
When we travel, one of the things on our must-do list is to seek out and enjoy artisanal chocolate, as well as those from some of the world's most-respected chocolatiers. We also seek to learn as much as we can about this irresistible food that we turn to for everything from comfort and well being to joy and celebration. And don't forget sharing, especially sharing!
Peppermint and chocolate —oh how yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!
We were very impressed with 5 Mile Chocolate's bean-to-bar Peppermint Hot Chocolate from the very first sip.
We really weren't surprised, given the great attention 5 Mile Chocolate gives to sourcing the highest quality, conscientiously grown cacao beans from sustainable farms throughout the world, as well as to the craft of turning those beans into this incredibly yummy peppermint hot chocolate which is handcrafted in small batches.
They also show their support for the hard work and deep, ongoing commitment to excellence and quality of the farmers they work with by paying them well above commodity and Fair Trade prices. And yes, we believe you can taste the return on that investment in every delicious sip.
5 Mile Chocolate's Peppermint Hot Chocolate is made from 75% handcrafted cocoa and 25% organic sugar and organic peppermint oil — dark chunks that melt smoothly and can be made into a wonderful cup of hot chocolate. Add less milk of your choice and enjoy a small, dense, cup of drinking chocolate to sip slowly. You can also mix it with your favorite coffee for a truly delish peppermint mocha.
ABOUT 5 MILE CHOCOLATE
You have a right to know what is in your chocolate.
Your question, “What’s in my chocolate?” is at the crux of what Five Mile Chocolate is all about. The short answer is “cacao and organic sugar, (and maybe organic peppermint oil)” but you’re not really looking for the short answer, are you?
With roots in coffee and the sweeter side of the culinary world, Five Mile was enticed by the idea of handcrafting chocolate in Dallas — from the heart of the Oak Cliff neighborhood — not only as an opportunity for creation, but as an invitation to join an economy of good work.
5 Mile believes that what's in your chocolate goes beyond the ingredients written on the package. It’s the mutual exchange and relationship that begins at the farm and extends to your hand. Because chocolate should be a treat. It should be trustworthy. That kind of chocolate transcends, creating something better.