40 Days of Love - Day 12 - Ambrosia Chocolate & Spice Shop + Giveaway!
I have a favorite store. This favorite store isn't a clothing shop. They don't carry shoes. No they carry the secret ingredient, love in the form of food. It just also happens to be where my drug of choice resides, chocolate. I'm not a candy person. I can easily say no to pies. But I find it hard to resist chocolate. So, for today's post, I've chosen something that has three things I love rolled into one shop; the shop itself, chocolate and their spices! Oh and tea...so four things I love in one tiny, flavor packed shop.
When you walk into Ambrosia, you're transported back in time. From the antique card catalog that holds spices, to the beautiful packaging of the spices, and the special treat of gift wrapping. Claudia is one of the owners of this beautiful little shop, and I could sit and listen to her all day. She is a gentle, peaceful soul. You'll feel that peace cascade over you as you walk into her shop. The smell of the divine, freshly made chocolates wafts through the air. The spices tickle your nose, and inspire you to feel as though you could cook anything. Many of the restaurants around town use Ambrosia's spices and for good reason. Claudia grows many of her own, as well as bringing several fair-trade, hard to come by spices into the shop. That combination could transform any kitchen and cook into a quality chef. One of my favorite combinations, and I never thought I would say this, is the Monkey Bar, which is curried chocolate with banana chips. It's so unusual, yet the flavors meld unbelievably well, and you won't want to share or tell your friends for fear you won't get more. Ooops!
I love the feeling of browsing through her shop. It's a small store and I never feel rushed or awkward, which I can feel in other stores. Often you feel the shop keepers breathing down your neck, wondering if you're going to buy something or just walk out. That's not the way at Ambrosia. You will feel at home and welcomed. Your questions will be answered in a way that makes you feel as though you are asking all the right questions. If you like to have an experience while shopping, you love to cook, you love chocolate, or all of the above, please make sure to check out Ambrosia. Let me know about your experience!
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Peace, Love and Hugs,
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