aroa fine chocolate

aroa fine chocolate

An excellent booth at Taste of the South End was that of Aroa Fine Chocolate.

Hazelnut chocolates in foreground, Earl Grey chocolates in background.

I talked to Melanie, a pastry chef, about the elaborate process of creating the treats, many of which are hand-painted. Some of the larger items can take up to eight hours to complete.

Hand-painted bunnies ready for spring.