Hey guys and gals…has it hit you yet that you still have no idea what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? I’m as guilty as you are. But fear not, my clueless companions. I’m about to present you with a very sweet option.
You know the folks over at Cocoa Rouge? Producers of Central Arkansas’s finest Belgian chocolates and assorted boxed chocolate pieces. Well, they’re always a great option for gifting, but they’ve recently rolled out a new line of chocolate that you’re going to need to sink your sweet-teeth into very soon.
Cocoa Rouge has developed a new line of chocolate bars in a variety of flavors and they’re just starting to supply them to numerous retailers around town. And if you’re familiar with the Cocoa Rouge brand, you know that they only produce the finest confections and their standards in chocolate production are at the highest level.
The chocolate bars come in various flavors: milk, dark with smoked sea salt, dark chocolate and coffee, dark and white chocolate swirl, and milk chocolate hazelnut crunch with Arkansas pecans and crispy wafers.
Cocoa Rouge owner and lead chocolatier Ashton Woodward says, “We wanted to branch out into a confection with a lower cost, and really appeal to a broader audience than the Cocoa Rouge boxes. Theres a lot of value in these bars. We wanted these to be very approachable, yet hold true to the high quality standards of Cocoa Rouge.”
As I mentioned above, these bars are only just barely beginning to hit the market, but you’ll find them at a few retailers around town. Check out Eggshell’s, Tipton Hurst, Hillcrest Artisan Meats, and Colonial Wine & Spirits. And you’ll also find them at their headquarters, Arkansas Fresh Cafe in Bryant. Go snag a few for the big day, love bugs…I’m fairly certain they’ll be well received.