Chocolates & Sweets at Next Door
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Fall Flavors & Spooky Sweets
Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory
Our seasonal favorite is back from vacation. Be THE trick or treat house on the block with our handmade candy, made with muscovado brown sugar caramel mixed with crisped rice, then all enrobed in swiss milk chocolate. Monsters (and their parents) everywhere will love it.
Skulls and Creepy Crawly Critters
Pure rich chocolate all dressed up and ready for trick or treating. Various spooky shapes available in your choice of creamy milk or velvety dark chocolate.
Other sweets back from vacation
We promise they are no trick and all treat!
Limited Edition Bars
Want to know how much theobromine, epicatechin and caffeine is in your cacao bean? Then award winning Patric Chocolate owner Alan McClure is your kind of chocolate maker. For the past couple of years Alan has been pursuing a masters and now a PhD in food science. His goal of studying chocolate’s flavor chemistry is to “produce a bar more delicious than anything that has existed before”. From the taste of his chocolate, we think his studies have been pretty successful so far! Because his school work keeps him busy, the bars are all limited in availability and rotate seasonally. Although it is hard for me to choose, my favorite in our current line up is his Habanero Bar made with Madagascar dark chocolate, sprinkled with spicy & citrusy habanero sea salt giving the chocolate just the right amount of heat. Visit the Next Door to taste what else Alan has produced for us this month.
Here in the Next Door we cannot stop munching on Shawn Askinosie’s spin on this classic candy. It starts with single-origin Tanzania chocolate, which is directly sourced from the farmers from the Kyela District of Tanzania. This particularly complex and fruity chocolate is hand-ladled over a rich, dense malt ball center, which then tumbles for hours while more chocolate is delicately layered on top. They are left unpolished and rustic-looking. Be sure to visit the Next Door before we eat them all!
Big Picture Farm
Sea Salt & Bourbon Vanilla Goat Milk Caramels
Since the beginning, these hand-made caramels have won a huge following and a slew of awards. Crafted with distinctly floral and creamy fresh goat’s milk from a small happy herd of goats nestled in the hillsides of Vermont. They are fragrant, delicate and softer in texture than traditional caramels. Goat farmers, Lucas & Louisa suggest pairing these with your favorite aged tomme cheese.
New! Mayana Chocolate
These magical candy bars for grown-ups are made by husband and wife team Daniel and Tamara Herskovic in Spooner, Wisconsin. Made the old-fashioned way, they are dense and packed with flavor. A sophisticated candy with a sublime texture and the perfect amount of sweetness. We have three varieties currently available on our Next Door’s shelves.
Coconut Dream with crispy coconut cookie, salted caramel and creamy coconut coated in 66% dark chocolate.
The Kitchen Sink bar has it all! Dark chocolate packed with peanut butter, pretzels, crisped rice doused in milk chocolate and caramel, sprinkled with fleur de sel.
Heaven’s To Bacon is filled with bacon-almond praline, potato chips, smoked sea salt caramel and puffed rice all wrapped up in a thick shell of 66% dark chocolate.
As the nights get a little chillier, cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate
This decadent chocolate quickly became one of our favorite hot cocoas here in the Next Door. Made special for us, Barbara Wilson at Mindo Chocolate concocted a decadent 77% dark drinking chocolate which is delicately floral, has a nice acidity and a pleasant lingering finish. A flavorful and well balanced hot chocolate, perfect for sipping during the cold evenings ahead.
Also try their hot cocoa, available to order at our espresso bar!
Charlie Brown Drinking Chocolate
A new cocoa to our shelves made in small batches in Detroit by inventive entrepreneur, Avida Johnson. With a vision to create products that are nurturing and delicious, she has created a comforting, rich and frothy dark chocolate blended with peanut butter. It’s like drinking a sophisticated peanut butter cup – packed with flavor and just the right amount of sweetness.
Chocolat Moderne Cocoa Casbah Hot Cocoa
The entire suite features Valrhona chocolate, with cacao contents in excess of 70%. Add a bit of milk, and you’ve got a silky smooth potion on your hands. For the Purists, look no further than Midnight Oasis. For the Explorers, we have 3 options: Snake Charmer (A staff favorite! cocoa with cinnamon & anise; try it with a shot of ouzo for an “after hours” delight).
Kama Sutra (cocoa, cardamom and clove blended with coconut oil).
And Mayan Eyes, which is probably the most popular cocoa, Joan formulated especially for Zingerman’s (smoky chiles & warm spices with a spicy kick that will heat you up from head to toe!)
Mexican Drinking Chocolate
This traditional Mexican chocolate (cacao, sugar, cinnamon and almonds!) has been stone ground and not heavily refined, thus lending to a crunchy texture and bright flavor. The almonds add a little richness to the body. The cinnamon is gracefully balanced, adding a little spice without being overdone. We like to combine chopped Mexican chocolate with water, but milk and almond milk are also excellent combinations.
Spanish Drinking Chocolate
So thick you can stick a spoon up in it and so intoxicating you might want to drink this sitting down! This rich chocolate traveled all the way from the workshop of Barcelona’s visionary chocolatier Enric Rovira. Your choice of sweet & smooth Tradicional made with 55% Dark Chocolate or bittersweet & decadent Amargo made with 70% Dark Chocolate.