If we tell you chocolate, it is very likely that your mouth is watering and you start thinking about enjoying a few ounces of this delicious sweet. Madrid is a great city and of course there are also many establishments where you can buy high quality chocolate or delight yourself with some irresistible chocolate palmeras.
Believe it or not, in addition to the little moments of happiness it brings when we feel the need to eat something sweet, chocolate has a long list of benefits ranging from its many nutrients, to a better memory performance or even make it a great ally against stress. Properties that may make us feel a little less ‘guilty’ every time we fall into temptation.
If you are a lover of cocoa you can enjoy it in Madrid. And if you are one of those who still do not love chocolate or think it is a forbidden food, you should know that the following benefits are attributed to it:
- Antioxidant action.
- It keeps the heart healthy.
- It is good for the brain.
- Natural stimulant.
- Helps skin health.
- Contains essential nutrients.
- Helps against fatigue.
From Barbieri Real Estate, specialists in rental properties, we help you find the best chocolates in Madrid for you to enjoy alone, with friends, your partner… Because you know the saying… “Chocolate and love… the more, the better”.
Some chocolate stores madrid
If you are passionate about Belgian chocolate you can’t miss Chocolala Bélga. Where you can delight yourself with Paul Hector Bossier’s artisan chocolate. In addition to its already classic assortments of truffles, it also has artisan chocolate bars of flavors, apart from the traditional ones, it has with almonds, hazelnuts, orange…
Although they do not make their own chocolate, Mon Chocolate is a classic for acquiring good chocolate. Their products come from different European artisans, who use cocoa from Africa, Madagascar, Ghana, South America… You can find specialized brands (without added sugars or gluten-free) that are not found anywhere else: chocolates, bars and even cookies or nougat. Ah! And they have an online store, so you better not consult it in depressive moments…
Where to buy the best chocolate in Madrid
Oriol Balaguer is an essential character in the recent history of Spanish pastry and we are lucky to have his pastry shop in Madrid.
His awards endorse this pastry benchmark, awarded the prize for the best dessert in the world in 2001, best pastry chef in Spain in 2008 and best pastry chef according to the International Academy of Gastronomy in 2018. Even his croissant has awards, recognized as the best butter artisan in Spain in 2014. Long before taking over La Duquesita he chose the Salamanca neighborhood to open his bombonería, where you can find geniuses from the world of dessert and chocolate.
We cannot fail to mention Moulin Chocolat. Considered the kings in Madrid of macarons (typical French cookie), among its offer could not miss some delicious croissants made with care and that will delight the sweet tooth and a variety of chocolate creations.
And another bakery where you can buy the best chocolate in Madrid is Cacao Sampaka. A universe of temptations opens up as soon as you walk through the door of this centrally located store. Chocolates of all kinds, themed boxes of chocolates, jams, sauces and chocolate ice cream are some of the many ‘delicatessen’ that can be purchased in this store, which also houses a space dedicated to tasting in the company of a good coffee.
Combining tradition and delicious chocolate is possible at Chocolatería San Ginés. In this case the sweet delicacy comes in liquid form and is typically accompanied by some churros. As a curiosity, this establishment has been open since 1894.
We can not finish this list of where to find the best chocolate in Madrid without mentioning La Mejor Tarta de Chocolate del Mundo (The Best Chocolate Cake in the World). It may seem a bit risky but every day they receive visits from tourists from all over the world to try it. And the fact is that the cake they make here is unlike any you have ever tasted. This sweet delight is the result of fusing the most classic pastry with Portuguese confectionery. Thus is born this spectacular cake or ‘bolo’ that has no flour (so it is suitable for celiacs) or any leaven, but is formed by layers of mousse and chocolate sigh (53% or 70%, to choose), with a mellow texture and crunchy at the same time.
Chocolate palmeras in Madrid
Some people like their chocolate palmeras crunchier, others more juicy, some small to give themselves a small prize and others enjoy the bigger ones. We discover you the best chocolate palmeras in Madrid, can you pass without trying them?
In Manolo Bakes you can buy their famous palmitas. Small palmeras of different flavors that you can buy for a minimum of six. While in Viena Capellanes they have distinguished themselves by creating the meras palmeritas created in a circular shape and with more classic flavors than those of Manolo Bakes.
If you are looking for a classic chocolate palmera in Viena Capellanes you can taste one of the most delicious. You have many establishments in Madrid of Viena Capellanes.
One of the best palmeras can be found in the Horno San Onofre. They use the best quality ingredients and Grand Cru chocolate for the coating. Simple but perfect.
If your thing is tradition and excellence we have to mention again Oriol Balaguer and La Duquesita. A fine puff pastry that melts in your mouth and a magnificent chocolate that melts with an enhanced flavor.
Now what do you think, is your mouth watering with the best chocolates and chocolate palmeras in Madrid? Will you visit any of the stores to treat yourself or have a detail with someone?
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