A must on every list of things to do in Madison WI, the Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier is a chocolate heaven, to keep it precise. If you are in search of sojourns to take back, this is a great option. An incredible array of Truffles, Collections, Seasonal, Caramels, Fruits, Nuts, Bars, Hot Chocolate and even apparel; you are certainly going to be spoilt for choice. The specialty of the chocolate here, is chocolate in it real, raw form minus a lot of sugar and anything additional that would dilute its being. Gail, herself has a lovely journey; from learning chocolate in France to living the farm life in Costa Rica. Local wine and coffee are some great accompaniment if you plan to indulge in chocolate here.
Entrance Ticket Details For Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
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How to Reach Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
- Atwood & Rusk (WB) bus station
- Atwood & Division (WB) bus station
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Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier Reviews & Ratings
The best chocolate I have had. I love their different combinations of flavors. The cinnamon cayenne is sweet with a little kick. Well worth the money.
This place, and these people, take chocolate seriously. I've been acquainted with Gail for about five years now. She seems to always manage to have a team of great people working with her at the shop. Over the years, I've consistently found the truffles to be as good as any I've had, anywhere in the world, and I've done my share of traveling. Flavors and ingredients are clearly the result of both art and science. I've always felt welcome whether the people behind the counter recognize my face or not. The selection is broad, and free bites are usually available. This is as good as it gets. No wonder it has become a lasting institution in our city.
I've been a customer for years and the chocolate is exceptionally exquisite and the service is top notch. I made an order for mother's day this year and was concerned that because of the quantity they produce this time of year that the product may be a little more mass produced. Mom sent me a picture of the assortment I ordered and it's the most beautiful assortment thus far!!! For the chocolate lover or person in your life who appreciates something of the highest quality, this is the perfect gift.
The best chocolate I have ever had. This is my "go to" place for gifts. Their dark chocolates are sensuously scrumptious and very beautiful. Everyone always loves their chocolate. Several people have told me it's the best chocolate they have ever had, too. The shop is generous, sharing free hot chocolate in winter and they put out samples of their creations that weren't perfect enough to sell. Chocolates for kids in the shapes of frogs. Buddhas for your meditator friends, etc. Seasonal creations. Standard chocolates with espresso, jasmine, rose petal, curry, etc. So freaking good! I bring guests here as one of the must-visit spots in the city.
The Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier stop allows you to spend some time as Gail herself (at least with our tour with #madisonfoodtours . She had just got back from Peru on a cacao farm tour. She let us know that Cacao trees only grow about 20° to the north and south of the Equator. She insisted that the farmers she works with “are using sustainable practices and are paid well for their crops.” (learn about Gail's world of Cacao). Gail then spends some time with you providing you a bit of history of chocolate in the world today, how she views the cacao bean and the industry, and the taste – oh yes you do get to taste some chocolate. I grew up the sweet taste of chocolate and lived in Belgium for some time. I was educated today with taste and economics. Belgium owns about 60% of the chocolate industry, and hence spends a lot of $$$$ to get us to believe they have the best chocolate.