L.A. Burdick

2011 Best Chocolatier

Between British import Hotel Chocolat hitting Newbury and New York’s Max Brenner setting up shop on Boylston, the city’s chocoholics are on a high. But for all the appeal of the newcomers, we’re still addicted to humble little Burdick. The New Hampshire-based company combines Swiss, French, and Venezuelan chocolate with local honey and milk for truffles with worldly flavor and hometown charm. Whether you favor ganache with cinnamon, the honey-caramel truffle, or the chocolate-cognac-saffron pavé, Burdick’s charming Harvard Square café is the perfect setting to indulge.

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