The Chocolate Bar's Chocolatta

Categories: Sweets

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It's hard to explain how far The Chocolate Bar's frozen hot chocolate, the Chocolatta, exceeded my expectations.

I could use words like "rich," "decadent," "sinful," and still, you'd have no idea what the experience was like. And there are no pictures that could make your mouth water and your brain switch to "must have" mode the way a first sip of the unfortunately named frozen chocolate would, either.

If I had to rewrite the "Five Desserts That are Actually Better Than Sex" piece, I'd have to put the Chocolatta as number one (sorry, Rebecca). Call it hyperbole, but unless you're into heroin, you probably don't often lose yourself the way I did enjoying the Chocolatta.

When I first came across it, I thought it was just another way to dupe people into paying more for a chocolate milkshake. But...I love being proved wrong. If I did have to explain the Chocolatta in words, I'll say it's a combination of thick, rich, dark, enveloping, roast-y chocolate flanked by a touch of sweetness - just enough to balance the depth of the chocolate, combined with whipped cream and blended with ice. It's everything I love about a milkshake, chocolate, and coffee (the roast-y goodness of the flavor) combined into one dessert. Of course, to get the full effect, you must experience it yourself.

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The Chocolate Bar

1835 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Morningcloud71
Morningcloud71

You got to be kidding! Unless they have ungraded their base chocolate used in their products---the few they do make themselves----there is very little cocoa mass in any chocolate they use. The only chocolate I have seen supplied to them is Wilber and Peter's chocolate---both, according to a chocolatier I know on the West Coast, are considered "industrial" and contain a low amount of chocolate mass. But hey, hype and sugar do a lot to satisfy some folks.

A Girl Lovin Chocolate
A Girl Lovin Chocolate

European customers say that their chocolate is as good if not better than anything you can get in Europe! The chocolate that is used at The Chocolate Bar is top of the line. You sound like the guy from Chocolat du Monde. He is full of sour grapes, too. I have tasted chocolate from everywhere and the chocolate that is available at The Chocolate Bar is FANTASTIC!

Choco-Dude
Choco-Dude

I am following that girls comment. A female cannot be wrong when it comes to chocolate.

Jeff
Jeff

OMG, leave it to EOW to get a commenter discussing the qualities of chocolate as to why a frozen chocolate dessert couldn't possibly be any good. Classic!

tee-wee
tee-wee

Not sure about Wilbur's, but Peter's in indeed low quality.

Am_Bro_Se
Am_Bro_Se

Don't knock it till you try it - that's my motto.

Matthew
Matthew

that sounds like what a friend of mine would refer to as a "basement flooder"

Am_Bro_Se
Am_Bro_Se

Would you care to elaborate? Or am I missing the boat on that phrase? We don't have basements here in SETX...

Matthew
Matthew

...meaning that it is especially appealing to ladies. if you catch my drift.

Am_Bro_Se
Am_Bro_Se

Ah ha! Now I get it. Thanks for the explanation.

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