Chocolate is one of those things you just have to love. Everyone likes it some form -- hot and liquid; crisp and tempered; gooey and sinful. But like any love affair, it can feel a bit same-old-same-old, without the occasional sprinkling of spice. Here’s a look, then, at some of the most innovative ways to get your dose of cocoa.
This soap is made from fine Belgian dark chocolate, smoothed to perfection and garnished with a foam of sweet Indian rabdi. It’s a molecular gastronomy treat that serves 4.
Get it at: SpiceKlub, Lower Parel, for Rs 325
Cookie dough pizza
Combine the best elements of your favourite junk food and your favourite dessert with this easy-to-replicate combo of cookie dough, chocolate sauce and chocolate shards, topped with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream. Do try this at home!
Or you can get it at 145 Kala Ghoda, for Rs 230
Oreo mud pot shake
This chocolate shake served in a flower pot is a smooth blend of chocolate and cream with a hint of chocolate ice-cream, garnished with crunchy cookie crumble. Caution: It may look so pretty you will think twice before digging into it.
Get it at: Colaba Social, for Rs 180
A shot of chocolate, in a syringe
A syringe infused with creamy chocolate mousse that will melt in your mouth, this is a great party serving, a conversation starter and just a lovely light way to indulge your chocoholism.
Get it at: Country of Origin, Bandra, for Rs 210 per shot
Chocolate spring rolls
Picture a chocolate roll deep-fried to perfection, emerging crisp and dusted in sugar, with a side of vanilla ice-cream. This twist on a Chinese dessert serves 4.
Get it at: Facing East, Juhu, for Rs 265