January 20, 2015

Cacao Sampaka Barcelona

cacao sampaka barcelona
Cacao Sampaka is definitely something. If you go and pay close attention to all it has to offer, with its chocolate from all over the world in the form of chocolates, bars, etc., you’ll find yourself in a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory kinda experience. Even the name, Cacao Sampaka, suits the theme well. I wouldn’t find it weird to say “I saw an Oompa-Loompa at Sampaka's today” :D 

cacao sampaka barcelona

As a chocolate passionate, I knew Cacao Sampaka and I would become good friends as soon as I read their statement: "Cacao Sampaka was created to propagate the culture of cocoa, to revive chocolate tasting as a social custom and to convey our passion for this legendary food of the gods." This definition is basically ME!!! I’m the only weirdo you find in the middle of summer under the Barcelona heat having hot thick chocolate for afternoon tea.

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Cacao Sampaka must be in one, or several, Japanese guide to Barcelona, because it’s always full with Japanese customers, buying chocolate delicatessen to bring back home. I personally can’t believe I didn’t know of its existance until I recently stumbled upon it by chance. It’s worth spending a while to wander around the shop, since you can learn as many things about cocoa there as in a whole section at the Chocolate Museum. 

cacao sampaka chocolate

If it weren’t good enough with the shop already, Cacao Sampaka has yet another pearl: a sitting area in which to indulge in all their yummy chocolate. There’s so many things I want to try, I’ll definitely need to go back soon. Their cold chocolate drinks come in different flavors, sweet, tea or saffron-flavored! They also have chocolate fondues and chocolate spreads on toast... It sounds mesmerising to me! 

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With all these treats, you may be wondering why I went for the suís, hot thick chocolate with cream, but it was cold and, oh well, I love hot chocolate, so that’s what I had! In fact their hot chocolate is nothing ordinary! They have the regular 70% one, which I had and was delicious, but also a 80% one! I didn’t dare to try it but I might one day, just because so few places serve it! The pastry wasn’t that yummy, but that’s not their speciality so I guess that’s ok.

cacao sampaka suïss

Visited on: January 2, 2015
Overall Quality: 4.5*
 3.30 for a cup of hot chocolate, or 3.50 for a suïss 
Value for Money: 5*
Would I recommend it? Yes, in fact, you can let me know if you want to go, coz I'll be joining for sure! So many things still left to try :)

Little Liam is always such a good baby letting us enjoy all the afternoon teas in town <3

Consell de Cent, 292
(between Rambla de Catalunya and Balmes)

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