I like chocolate, but I’m not one of those people that LOVE chocolate. When at a restaurant, I will almost always pick a dessert that is not chocolate. And I wouldn’t ever consider stopping by See’s Candy or Godiva for a sample. (I know. I’m in the minority. But I do have other vices — many.)
With that being said, I do LOVE La Chatelaine Chocolates from Bozeman, Montana! How would I ever have discovered chocolate in Bozeman, you ask?
Well a dear friend of mine moved from So Cal to Bozeman almost ten years ago. She introduced us to La Chatelaine Chocolaterie. We’ve been in the store when visiting Bozeman and she brings boxes of chocolate when she comes back to California for visits.
La Chatelaine is run by a Frenchman and his wife – both having culinary and artistic talents. They make such unique flavored chocolates (ancho chili powder, french lavendar, huckleberry – to name a few). They use such high quality chocolate with hints of flavor that are not overpowering (or too sweet). And each chocolate is an artistic creation in and of itself.
Each box comes with an illustrated legend — explaining each chocolate. My favorites are the Frenchy Salt Carmels. They melt in your mouth!
Aren’t they beautiful? If you’re ever in Bozeman, Montana … make sure to stop in La Chatelaine chocolaterie.