24 K. Gold Chocolate

'Tis the Season .. . . to be thinking of Hearts and Valentines
and .. . . Luscious Yummy Chocolate.

Since small luxuries seem to be the theme for 2009; what could be more delicious than taking a bite of a handmade chocolate milagro which has been delicately brushed with 24 Karat Gold??!

These insanely decadent treats are made by Hayward Simoneux at Todos Santos Chocolates and Confections, in Santa Fe's Sena Plaza. His shop is a magical jewel box of treasures which Chocolatier Magazine touted as one of the 10 best Artisan Chocolatiers in the country in 2001. Hayward is far too busy in the kitchen to bother with a website, but you'll find a great peek through this Madelyn Miller / Travel Lady Magazine article.

These gems are called After Dinner Saints.
Perfect for passing around after any special meal ... . and guaranteed
to absolve the sins du jour.

Over the years, my husband has learned that shopping for something special for me is actually quite simple: JUST SEND CHOCOLATE . ... . . and make sure it's from Todos Santos. For a recent wedding anniversary , I awoke to find this divine little treasure box waiting on my breakfast tray.

Christmas gifts included this Silver/Gold treat of two silver flaming heart milagros and a golden Our Lady of Guadelupe .

Did I mention that these small luxuries start at around $18.00 for a small single golden heart?

Now,now - just stop drooling and call Hayward.
He'll describe what's available and ship them right to your front door.

Todos Santos
125 East Palace Ave.


All photos copyright Judith Thibaut

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vicki archer said...

Seriously drooling for some of those chocolates, xv.

paris parfait said...

Oh my! They are so beautiful, yet they're chocolate??!! How unique. Must get my Santa Fe source to sort something out soon. Sigh. I miss Santa Fe. You never know what you'll see next there, yet it has such a calming, spiritual quality to the town (well, parts of it anyway. Certain parts are best overlooked). It seems you have a very thoughtful husband!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi J -
I just made my husband stop what he was doing and get in here to see these chocolates! I was jumping up and down in my seat! What a delicious discovery!

Rekha said...

Yumm, but seriously, I don't feel like eating them at all...Maybe I should frame them!

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Seems to be quite a bit of drooling going on! Happy to see you've all enjoyed this little introduction to one of my favorite things ... . JJJjj

gina said...

Hello my Lake Como friend. What a lucky girl you are to get such divine looking chocolates. I will take it any way I can get it put these are just beautiful.

Mélanie said...

I love these chocolates ! The ex voto chocolate is lovely , do you think you make a wish and you eat it , and it becomes true

Paris Atelier said...

Haha! After dinner saints! I love it! These are spectacular, I think I need to order some, but I don't think I'll be able to eat them, they are too unique and fun! I love them!!!! I think they are worth their weight ..in Gold (I am so cheesy)!
Best wishes to another Beautiful Judith from a Judith~!

cat said...

These are really wonderful!!! I will have to stop in next time I'm home visiting.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

A few bamboo rods + many (many) yards of wrinkled cotton muslin + the music rolls = Brilliant work!

I must try that out sometime. Many thanks for the inspiration, Judith!



Hiiii.i loved yours blog.also gold chocolotes.Nice job.i'm cake designer in istanbul.i making same chocolate from 24k gold.best wishes.good luck.