Recently my husband and I were in Las Vegas, celebrating the 50th birthday of a friend of ours. Amongst the many varied foodie experiences we relished in, our private tour through Hexx Chocolate was definitely one for the books.
It all started out with breakfast under the Eiffel Tower at Hexx Kitchen & Bar. Actually, Kenny’s meal was the instigator. He’d ordered French Toast. It was a gorgeous slice of heaven with a ribbon of dark chocolate running through the center.
When he told our server how much he enjoyed it, she told us that the chocolate in the French Toast was made on site, in their chocolate kitchen. I nearly dropped my fork. Chocolate Factory?! Why did I not know about this necessary stop in our culinary adventure? I was all ears as she proceeded to tell us that we could walk in for a tour, and since we’d eaten there, we’d also receive a chocolate discount. Yep, Vegas knows how to make me happy.
We ventured through the restaurant and into the large open attached store.
We were immediately greeted by a friendly gal with a pink polka dotted smile. “Hi! I’m Stephanie. Is this your first time visiting Hexx?” We told her it was, and she gave us the grand tour.
First, we tried the five chocolates, with origins from Peru, Tanzania, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Madagascar:
We then were shown the various stages of chocolate:
Stephanie had us follow her into the kitchen and showed us the process that the chef at Hexx uses, in order to make their delicious confections:
We watched as the cocoa beans were ground down, the palm sugar was added, and the chocolate began its cooking/stirring process (which can take a day or two!)
After the tour was over, we met Brian and Dante. These two were non-stop fun and smiles as they walked us through all of the other delicious offerings, including Peet’s Coffee, ice creams, gelatos, cookies, and Ethel M candies.
Picture yourself here, surrounded by the wafting fragrance of chocolate!
This shop is all about quality items, and of course, lots of chocolate. How can you go wrong?!
And of course, we HAD to bring some home….
So, next time you find yourself in Las Vegas, you need to check this place out. I know you’ll love it.