Chocolate is a girl’s best friend and we all know it. If your wedding planning  in Portland leaves you craving chocolate, head over to Cacao. Once inside you will be amazed that there was this much chocolate you have never heard of before. In fact, they were recently a part of the Wall Street Journal where the Wall Street Journal recognizes that all of the best chocolate is coming out of Portland. Really and truly! Imagine giving the best chocolate to your wedding guests as wedding favors or to your bridal party as bridesmaid gifts and it came from right here in Portland. Their taste buds will thank you!

Here is the video posted by the Wall Street Journal.

Oh, and they were also in the New York Times.

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If you want to try the world’s finest and/or most interesting chocolate this is definitely the place to go. For those seeking most interesting, they have chocolate with bacon it (great groomsmen gift), parmigiano reggiano, and spicy chilies.
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The owners, Jesse and Aubrey had this to say about their chocolate shop,

“Chocolate has come a long way in a very short time.  With an explosion of American small craft chocolate makers, (in 2006 there were approximately 3, now there are over 20) we offer an opportunity for our customers to explore this exciting new world of chocolate in an open and honest way, avoiding traps of excessive packaging, unreasonable margins, and exaggerated hype.We make samples of our bars available to our customers when they are shopping, helping them to make the right selection with the aid of sampling and advice.  We are very excited to have this selection of chocolate available, and hope that you will be too!”

Samples of every bar?!?!?! Are they out of their minds? Maybe. Cacao’s staff will line up a sampling for you almost like a wine tasting, but chocolate. It can be based off of the percentage, country of origin, or even just what packaging matches your wedding best.

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Cacao can do special orders for wedding favors or bridesmaids gifts. I love one of the newest additions to their confection case for amazing bridesmaid gifts, chocolate covered in real gold leaf.  For wedding favors, I recommend keeping it simple with a great tasting bar wrapped with Cacao’s signature brown bow. Chocolate bars range from $4-$15.

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