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Chocolate Maya, Santa Barbara

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  • we walked in and were amazed at the selection of Chocolate and learning that they are hand made and many take 3 days to complete, we bought several and they were very good and as being a member of...  more »
  • Maya is the nicest lady/owner and is passionate about her chocolate making process...being from Switzerland is a very good foundation. Receiving her cacao from regions such as Peru, Ecuador, Honduras....  more »
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  • Huge variety of unique chocolates with fantastic and unexpected flavor combinations. Great quality and very beautiful, perfect for a little nibble or gift. They also stock a large selection of chocolate bars from various places. Seems like they cycle their stock so there is always something interesting and new to explore. Occasionally they have some bars discounted which I love to pick up for snacking. For the quality, I would say they are reasonably priced. Definitely a fun place to peek into and pick up a couple chocolates. (Personally, I like to grab 1-3 pieces and head over to SB Roasting a couple stores down for a little coffee and chocolate self-therapy.) The service here is great! If there are more than 2 other customers, be aware that you'll have to wait a bit (usually only 1-2 people behind the counter), but on the upside, it gives you time to check out the display case! I'm always greeted and helped by someone very sweet and informative, they really go out of their way to make sure you have a good experience here. I get the feeling that they truly want me to enjoy their creations. I cannot recommend this place enough.
  • Found this place accidentally due to road closures & a festival. We were looking for lunch. Walked in to a treasure trove! I don’t care about price I care about quality. So we spent over $50 the first time, on our way to Big Sur. I absolutely loved the mushroom. My 7 yr old son picked out several kinds and enjoyed it so much he made promise to stop by again on our drive home a week later. So today we arrived at opening and I got a box of the mushrooms. He got a box of the ladybugs. Plus a bunch more, and a bag of their sipping chocolate for home, was over $100 and worth every penny!!! I wasn’t allergic to any of the pieces I had. No bitterness to the palate. Just fantastic. Even if you pick out a few pieces and keep the budget low, you’ll be very happy.

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