Taza Has a New Chocolate Bar in Boston Public Market
Like coffee before it, hot chocolate has gone upscale, with baristas slinging single-origin beans and rich accoutrements. Case in point: Taza’s new chocolate bar inside the Boston Public Market, where owner Alex Whitmore combines Dominican and Haitian chocolates—ground fresh on-site in a stone molino—with almond milk and upgrades like hazelnut butter and guajillo chili. Convenience be damned: You’ll never even consider going instant again.
Three locally made enhancements for your home brew.
Apotheker’s Vanilla Marshmallows
Crown a steaming mug with one of these pillowy treats, sweetened with maple sugar and wildflower honey. $10, available at Savenor’s Market.
Toscanini’s Italian Eggnog Ice Cream
Add a scoop of this amaretto-infused ice cream to your cocoa for a boozy, creamier riff on the affogato. $6.75 per pint.
GrandTen Distilling’s Angelica
Stay cozy by spiking hot chocolate with this earthy, herbaceous Chartreuse alternative. $28, available at Social Wines.