My last stop on my October Brooklyn Candy Challenge was to Cacao Prieto in Red Hook. I’ve only been to Red Hook once, to go to Ikea. Trust me, this is a much more delicious trip and you don’t need to assemble anything.
This isn’t just a shop, it’s their factory, turning out chocolate bars and whiskey, not a bad combination. Their chocolate is made fresh from organic ingredients, all sourced from a self-sustainable, family farm in the Dominican Republic. They also offer whiskey and chocolate tours.
Their bars are no joke, weighing in at 4.2oz. I went for the Pecan and Sour Cherry, made with 72% dark chocolate.
This bar had the perfect combination of sweetness and bitterness with a deep flavor and excellent texture to the dark chocolate. The sour cherry and whole pecans are really a great fruit and nut pairing and makes for a simple, yet sophisticated sweet treat.
Name: Cacao Prieto
Location: 218 Conover Street, Brooklyn and online
The Long and Short: Would I buy it again? I would, it was delicious, but at $10 a bar, I would probably get a gift package for a present.
Would I recommend it? For sure. I would recommend making a thing of it, take the water taxi over (if you’re traveling from Manhattan), take a tour, and buy some chocolate!