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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Bon bons and chocolate bars are the call at the Cacao Prieto pop-up inside the Brooklyn Ice Cream factory, but you can't leave without a few chocolate letters, made with 66 percent couvertures. They make excellent little gifts, $.50 apiece; spell out what you desire, but call ahead because they often run out of popular letters!

As for bon bons ($2 each), the Smoke is otherworldly. It's a commanding flavor that does the name justice, in-your-face aggressive with haunting background notes; it's my favorite of the bunch. For something milder and pleasing, Honey-Caramel and fruit-and-nut parings like Pistachio-Apricot are solid bets. A Coconut bon bon, with muddled flavors, was the only letdown in the group. I had the Conquistador bon bon with cacao rum and madeira wine on my list, but alas, they were sold out. Until next time!

Cacao Prieto

At Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Fulton Ferry Pier, Brooklyn NY 11201 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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