The Best Chocolate Shops in Mexico City

Chomp on beautifully presented and delicious sweet treats when you visit Le Caméléon
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Northern England Writer

Belgium may steal the chocolate limelight internationally, but Mexico is one of the biggest and best chocolate producers in the world. In fact, the word chocolate is borrowed from the Nahuatl language, as is the tradition of both drinking and eating chocolatey products. With that in mind, here’s our guide to the best chocolate shops in Mexico City.

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Tout Chocolat

Condesa is home to several great chocolate shops, including Tout Chocolat, which has an easily recognisable storefront and shelves laden with chocolate products. They use Bolivian, Venezuelan, Ecuadorian and Mexican cacao, meaning you can try the full gamut of flavors, textures and tastes in one handy location. If you stop by, try their utterly delicious passionfruit-filled treats.

Led by head chocolatier José Ramón Castillo, Que Bo! has several branches across the city and is probably one of the most recommended chocolate shops in the country. Using 100 percent Mexican cacao, principally from Tabasco and Chiapas, their divine chocolates are exquisitely produced, totally artisanal, and come in all manner of unusual and delicious flavours. Try the café de olla variations. The presentation of the glossy, vibrant treats at Que Bo! is also second to none.

Motivos Prehispánicos

Aztec inspired bars of chocolate

If you’re looking for a Mexican chocolate gift, visit Motivos Prehispánicos in the Museo Nacional de Antropología. Their best-known bars, made from 100 percent Tabascan cacao, take the shape of the Mayan calendar and various other historically accurate indigenous symbols, ruins and gods.

Le Caméléon

Le Caméléon brings together Belgium and Mexico in petite mouthfuls that pack a punch. Alongside the classic pralines and bars, their popular Mexicanismo range combines chapulines (grasshoppers), mole (a Mexican sauce) and even hibiscus flowers with their imported Belgian chocolate. Sophie, the Belgian brains behind the business, favors family recipes perfected over the years. Try the glossy Belgian chocolates filled with a lightly spicy mole, or visit one of their monthly tasting sessions to try exclusive, not-for-sale products.

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