A Chocolate Affair

When the weather outside is frightful, a steaming hot cup of Azteca Aphrodisiac Hot Cocoa from Kristin Hard’s small Inman Park chocolate shop, Cacao, is just what the doctor ordered. Made from rich dark chocolate cocoa, infused with six different chiles and spices, and served with a fresh marshmallow, it is heaven in a cup. While you’re there, sample one of the Atlanta chocolatier’s other delicious creations including handcrafted truffles and the signature Love Bar, which is made with only two ingredients—cocoa beans and raw sugar. In fact, Hard is one of only a handful of American chocolate makers who doesn’t add cocoa butter to her mix, which means this dark, multi-note flavorful treat made up of 75-percent cocoa is not only good, but good for you.

312-C N. Highland Ave., 404-221-9090, www.cacaoatlanta.com.